Google Shares Two Exclusive Material Design Wallpapers You Haven’t Seen Before, Download Them Here

Yesterday, on Google’s Design site, Rachel Been penned an article that shared the story of the art behind the new wallpapers in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The story talks of the artist’s (Carl Kleiner) use of different types of paper, layering, and lighting to create these Material Design beauties…wait a minute. Did I just say paper, layering, and lighting? I did. Wait, you mean the Material Design wallpapers in Android 6.0 aren’t just digital creations? They are real compositions of paper that are actual photographs? Indeed they are. How cool is that?  (more…)

Download: New Android 6.0 Wallpapers (Marshmallow Preview 3)

In Preview 3 of Android 6.0, Google included a handful of new wallpapers, all of which we have for you below. Some of the new wallpapers will look like releases from the past because of their aerial views, but Google also mixed in new colors and textures into many.

There are 9 wallpapers in total. You’ll find four of them below, along with a .zip full of all 9.  (more…)

Download: 25 Wallpapers From the OnePlus 2

The OnePlus 2 may not arrive until August 11, but one of their lead OxygenOS designers just handed out the phone’s wallpapers ahead of time to “keep the hype up.” There are supposed to be 27 wallpapers in the bunch, but we’re only counting 25. Still, here are 25 free wallpapers that will probably look good on any device, not just the new OnePlus 2.

Below, we’ve put together a mini preview of the lot, but if you head through the download link, you can grab a .zip of all of the papers in full resolution.

You may not be interested in the OnePlus 2, but who can say “no” to hot wallpapers on a Saturday afternoon?  (more…)

Google Uploads Updates for Wallet, Inbox, and Android Wear, Downloads Available

Wouldn’t you know it? It’s Wednesday. And you know what that means – it’s Google Apps Update Day! So far, app updates are available for Hangouts (available earlier this morning) Google Wallet, Inbox, and Android Wear. While today is not as hectic as last Wednesday in terms of updates, these improvements are certainly welcomed from Google. (more…)

Download: Seasonal Backgrounds From New Google Calendar App

Of all of the Google apps reworked to incorporate elements of material design, Calendar may be the slickest. It adopts the design paradigms of Android 5.0 Lollipop – bold colors, hovering widgets, and drop shadows – to great effect. That work extends to the in-app backgrounds; best viewed in tablet mode, each month features gorgeous artwork. (more…)

Download: Galaxy Note 4 Wallpapers

The Galaxy Note 4 was officially unveiled by Samsung at a global press event last week, so as is the case shortly after these get-togethers, the wallpapers from the device are now in the wild.

As you know thanks to our coverage, the Note 4 features a 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED display, so the wallpapers are quite large, weighing in at 2560×2560. Not only are they large, but Samsung has opted for a few very bright choices, likely wanting to show off the capabilities of their new Super AMOLED panel. Needless to say, the wallpapers do look nice.  (more…)