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.
Quality and beautiful live wallpapers do not come along all that often. When they do though, we make sure to share them with you because still to this day, they are one of the most unique features of Android. Today’s hot new addition is called Solar Power, and damn is it pretty and feature packed. (more…)
One of the many desirable aspects of the Android operating system is the ability to customize the look of your device to however you see fit. One of the easier ways to do this is by applying what is called a “live wallpaper.” A live wallpaper is an animated image that takes the place of a stagnant image on your homescreen. Some live wallpapers are interactive and react to certain gestures or motions on the device.
They are easily set, just like a normal wallpaper, but depending on the live wallpaper, you can spend hours customizing them. Here is how you set one up. (more…)
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was announced just last week, so there’s a good chance that you are still waiting for any kind of sign that it will appear on your device. Luckily for you, a new live wallpaper has popped up in Google Play that should tide you over until you hear something a little more definitive.
The wallpaper is free and is based off the stock wallpaper that ships with Jelly Bean, but with a little added element. Much like Google’s easter egg hidden in JB, this wallpaper has little jelly beans floating across your screen. The wallpaper is ready for Android 2.1 and up so if you want a taste of JB, hit the link below.
Here is another live wallpaper that will keep your fingers busy for a few minutes. It’s called Flow Live Wallpaper and costs $.99 in Google Play. With Flow, you choose from assorted scenes, then there is a jelly/water like layer that is added on top for your fingers to play with. What makes it special is that you can add your own photos to the wallpaper, which means you never get tired of the same boring scenes. (more…)
There might be some people that don’t care for Live Wallpapers, but every now and then we come across a few that might just get some folks excited. The newest one to cruise into our inbox is called Alive Video Wallpaper and it brings some fantastic views and scenery to life right on your display. (more…)