Both Twitter and Cover were vague about how the technology will be used by the social network.
"Twitter, like Cover, believes in the incredible potential of Android. They share our vision that smartphones can be a lot smarter — more useful and more contextual — and together we’re going to make that happen," Cover's founders wrote in a blog post. "We’ll be building upon a lot of what makes Cover great, and we’re thrilled to create something even better at Twitter."
Twitter confirmed the deal in a tweet, but did not provide additional details on the deal.
Cover is joining Twitter! Excited for the future of Android and what’s to come. http://t.co/Md7ClTxHeO— Cover (@coverscreen) April 7, 2014
Facebook, one of Twitter's chief competitors, attempted to control the Android lock screen experience with the release of Facebook Home last year, though the app struggled to gain broad adoption. At the very least, the acquisition is evidence that Twitter is focused on continuing to improve the Android experience.
Cover's team says its app will remain available for Android users, at least for now.