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?
The new Google boot animation and SunBeam live wallpaper that are currently exclusive to the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 have already been pulled and released for our tinkering pleasure. Thanks to the release of the GPL files (similar to factory images) for each phone by JBQ, members of XDA were able to get inside and pull out these two goodies. We’re still awaiting the arrival of the new Camera app, but we’ll take these two for now. (more…)
One of the snazzy new features that iOS 7 users will be able to take advantage of once Apple has released it, is a sweet 3D-like homescreen/wallpaper. When titling your iOS device, the homescreen icons will appear to move around, allowing you a different viewing angle of whatever wallpaper is set behind them. It’s definitely neat, but definitely not new, either. (more…)
Yep, it’s true, we have an addiction to live wallpapers. The newest one we have found is called A Liquid Cloud and it is currently on sale for $0.99 through Google Play. With A Liquid Cloud, you can choose between preset themes or even create your own unique theme, each of which can be suited to whatever type of theme you would like on your device. (more…)
If Origami Live Wallpaper from earlier this week wasn’t to your liking, then you might like Ditalix Live Wallpaper instead. Much like Origami, it brings a colorful and vibrant look to your homescreen, but also gives you a massive amount of options to choose from to customize it how you see fit. If you like a certain pattern or shape, but don’t care for the color, simply change the background image to one of the pre-loaded options or even upload your own. (more…)
Ahhh live wallpapers, one of the original selling points for Android over iOS. They may have lost some of their lustre over the years, but every now and then we find a gem floating about the Play store. Origami Live Wallpaper is one of those that will likely stick to my phone’s home screen for some time.
The wallpaper itself is a mix of colorful triangles that animate and change depending on the speed you have set. Working together in a theme of up to 10 colors and 4 different shadow types, the result is a beautiful arrangement of shapes that come to life on your phone. If you’d like to completely customize how they act and appear, you can do that to no end. If you’d like it to be more simple, feel free to take advantage of the dozen or so built-in themes that are all beautifully done in their own way.
After using the wallpaper for a full day, I didn’t notice any battery drain in particular, so this app appears to be well-made. Feel free to give it a shot. (more…)
I still enjoy the occasional live wallpaper from time to time, and it’s especially nice when a developer gives a whole new way to look at them. Take Moment Live Wallpaper for example. With Moment, you can take your own videos and turn them into very classy live wallpapers that react to your touch. In the words of the developer, “think Harry Potter newspaper.” (more…)
One of my favorite parts of the Ubuntu Phone OS was the homescreen you are brought to when you power the phone on. Luckily for me, I’m not alone and some developers got together to make that design into a nifty live wallpaper. Once installed the wallpaper gives you a clock smack in the middle of the screen with subtle pulsing circles behind it. Very subdued and minimal for those who like it that way.
The wallpaper doesn’t drag on the phone’s performance too much either, which is a common problem from live wallpapers. While the app is fairly barebones now, the developers have promised customization like moving the circle, ability to change the clock format and different colors. For free it’s a live wallpaper with a lot of upside, you can get the download link below.