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Custom Beam LWP Makes Phase Beam the Customizable Being It Always Wanted to be


Phase Beam has easily been one of the greatest live wallpapers of all time. Introduced as the purplish, bubbly, floaty live wallpaper to Nexus devices, it has been a go-to for us even after so many years. But as you know, we saw the introduction of a new variant with the Google Play Edition devices called Sun Beam, that brought us the same bubbly floaty joy only in a red and orange colorway. It’s beautiful. Have you ever wanted other colors, though? Like, what if you could customize Phase Beam to match your current mood or theme? You can.

An app called Custom Beam LWP was introduced to the Google Play store within the last week that brings Phase Beam to you with a load of customizable features. You can change multiple colors of its appearance, adjust settings for things like the beam angle or gradient angle, tweak the speed, and even have it change depending on your battery state.

Did I mention that it’s free?

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Via:  reddit

  • Sigh

    Good news, no permissions. Though, full options require in-app purchase. Still annoying that I had to use my phone to check.

  • Sigh

    I can’t view permissions on the new web UI? Google is beginning to disappoint me on a regular basis.

  • Bigwavedave25

    (from link)> Ooooh, new playstore web layout… nice.

  • Would be cool if you could change the shapes, otherwise I’ve seen others out there like this one.

  • Larry H

    It’s not free, if you want to unlock the rest of the features you have to pay $1.45, just FYI.

  • Capt. Crunch

    They should add a static version to conserve battery

    • ytcracka

      Just make it look the way you want and take a screenshot and set it as a wallpaper…that’s what i do. On my gnex I need all the battery help i can get.

      • Robert Willis

        Do you use an app to hide the softkeys? How do you get a clean shot? (i’m a fellow gnex’er)

        • ytcracka

          Unfortunately no…I have to zoom in to cut off the soft keys and status bar.

          • Robert Willis

            I wonder if someone wrote an app that could help. Time to go search!

          • CasperTFG

            Auto Hide Soft Keys and Ultimate Dynamic Navbar Pro. AHSK doesn’t hide app drawer icon (unsure whether UDNP does). You can use any replacement launcher to perform the task.

          • Robert Willis

            Assuming you are rooted…

        • Capt. Crunch

          I feel your pain, I have a RAZR HD and I use Nova to set the custom size wallpaper.

  • mmoreimi

    I like the clock and weather widget. Where’s that from?
    the clock looks like stock 4.1 but how about the weather piece? thanks!!

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    i found another called sunbeam, with color customization. This looks great too.

    • John

      Yeah, it’s just a clone that lets you customize colors and animation angle

  • normmcgarry

    Should be based on weather and time of day. 😛

  • Greg Morgan

    This is why I love Android