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Pixel Rain, Pixel Rain! One of the Best Live Wallpapers on Android


Who knew that an Android live wallpaper would bring out my inner Prince?

So, Pixel Rain is by no means a new live wallpaper, but it’s one that every person with an Android phone should know about. It’s free in the market, gives you an excuse to shout out “I’m makin’ it rain!” at the club, and turns your phone into all sorts of wet ‘n wild pretty. The customizations here are as extensive as most of the other top tier live wallpapers, yet again, this one costs you nothing. Grab it, folks.  

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  • love. this. live. wallpaper. looks boss on my g-nex

  • Anonymous

    maybe it’s in the settings but my face recognition stopped working after install…

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  • CT

    Very nice! But how much battery does it take up?

  • Not that unique really..

  • Anonymous

    Those are some big ass pixels. 

  • Lakerzz

    This is an awesome wallpaper. I keep switching between this, and Nexus Revamped Pro.

  • Anonymous


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  • Sean Bello

    i use 3D fireflies LWP. it looks amazing on an hd screen

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the recommendation!! looks amazing!

  • gadgetryan

    Thanks!! Like this LWP!! goes well with my snake wallpaper!! 

  • Hamholla

    i didnt get a shoutout in the post 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Running this with 5 drops and only white drops. Going with a stripped down look til I decide to switch things up. Very versatile tho. Can have up to 10 colors that you can customize. Genius.

  • Steve Rajek

    Another nice free LWP with no lag is Starfield 3D.  Check it out.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like that live wallpaper. Not sure why, but it really irritates me. Chinese Pixel Rain Torture.

  • Anonymous

    Still think the Forest LWP on the Razr is the sweetest LWP I’ve ever seen. I think it was on the Bionic as well

  • Really? How much was droid-life paid to past that ad? Doesn’t look cool at all.

    • tanknspank

      I thought it was. It’s now my wallpaper actually.

      • Keith Sumner

        Same here, I like it.
        How much were they paid to post a free app..hmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Anonymous

    If you own the Galaxy Nexus, get the extended battery, it really does help. I had a live wallpaper running(Christmas HD) a few days ago…at night my G-Nex was at 100%, I went to sleep, then woke up 6 hours later, it was like at 90%. I know I wasn’t using my phone obviously, unless I “sleep text”, which is doubtful, but still, pretty awesome. Before when I had the regular battery, 6 hours later, it was nearly half drained.

    So yeah, the extended battery for the Nexus is awesome.

    • Lakerzz

      Not much to do with the post, but liked none the less. :P. Thanks…

  • Anonymous

    Now I want to listen to Purple Rain… dammit, Kellex. 😛

  • Anonymous

    Shizzle Sizzle…I just had a seizure watching that video

  • Vaglvr

    i never use live wallpapers. if they made some that didn’t kill my battery, i may change my mind.

  • Bewara2009

    Also this will kill your battery in couple hours..

    • Keith Sumner

      you mean just because it’s a live wallpaper? Or as opposed to OTHER live wallpapers? Because I’ve always used live wallpapers on my bionic and haven’t suffered significant battery drain.

      • I’m with you, in that I suffer no battery drain with a live wallpaper. Been using Pixel Rain for 2 or 3 days now and haven’t noticed any chance in battery life.

        • Keith Sumner

          Yep, never seen more than %2 battery usage from any LWP.

          • LionStone

            Oh yea…I’m still lovin Exodus that was featured a few days ago.

            Yep I love runnin live wp on my TB every once in a while and I agree, very minimal battery drain.

        • Flyinion

          Really?  Awesome and thanks for the info.  I stopped using them on my OG a long time ago after hearing they were supposed to kill battery (and maybe they did then?).  Going to give them a shot on my GN now.

    • Anonymous

      That’s the rumour, but not the reality. Usually, LWPs (well coded ones) only use up a few percentage points of battery (like, 1-3%). Think about it: they’re only running when the screen is on and you’re on your homescreen. Even if they were battery hogs like video, that still wouldn’t matter too much since they’re not on all the time.

    • Ryan

      This LWP does seem to use a bit of CPU power, sitting at a steady 17% on the lock screen or idle home screen. Compared to say 2-3% from Mystic Halo, it could use some optimizing but 17% isn’t killer compared to a few I looked at.

  • Anonymous

    as if I needed to ADD another battery drain on the Nexus….

    • Gnex seems to do just fine running power down all by itself.

  • zack

    i disagree

  • Michael Forte

    Light Grid Pro is still one of my favorite live wallpapers. This one is pretty cool too.

    • Sean Bello

      light grid pro is the ISH!

  • I used to use live wallpapers, then I took a Galaxy Nexus to the knee

    • Mozy

      I messed around with live wall papers on my GN and it just slowed the whole phone down – not worth it.

      • Anonymous

        Really? I am running Flames LWP on my RAZR and it is pretty smooth. First phone I have had in quite some time that a LWP didn’t really bog it down. I wonder if it is just the different wallpapers?

      • Keith Sumner

        Really? that sucks, my Bionic can run any live wallpaper and not a single action stutters or becomes choppy or hesitant…

      • Anonymous

        dudes using a screwy rom and/or kernel. my Nex runs everything like the f***ing beast it is

        • My phone shows no lag either. Could depend on the wallpaper and if it has been optimized for ICS?

          • Yeah I’ve been using the snowy tree live wallpaper from day 1 of my Gnex and no lag what so ever from it.

      • Ben

        Surprisingly, this one doesn’t seem to lag out my gnex.

        • Anonymous

          Do some of the other wallpapers lag it out? My RAZR runs them pretty smoothly but I noticed some twitchyness on certain screen transitions in GoLauncher. Like ‘Sphere’. Wonder why no bog for LWP but bog for a simple screen draw.

      • Guest

        I think it depends on the live wallpaper, I have a GN too and have noticed that some work better than others.  Plus maybe some of them technically aren’t ICS ready yet anyway.

      • Anonymous

        Not for me. Even with live wallpapers, my Galaxy Nexus is as fast and incredible as the day I got it. Which was like 5 days ago. lol

      • Lakerzz

        I noticed the same thing until I installed Nova Launcher. No lag at all, plus its a good launcher.

    • Anonymous

      On a separate, somewhat related note, I found an AWESOME app on the market for just a dollar! https://market.android.com/details?id=com.feztheforeigner.theemotappii