Over the weekend, shortly after posting up the latest in “hot” icon packs, I started looking for the last time we did a “Show off your home screens day!” As it turns out, it’s been well over a year, which is kind of shocking. It’s not like we stopped customizing phones in 2015, so I’m not sure what took us so long to get one of these together. Either way, it’s a home screen day today! (more…)
Apologies are needed for our lack of icon and wallpaper posts in recent weeks, but when you have 65 phones to review, getting all custom with our home screens often takes a back seat. With that said, Backdrops is a brand new wallpaper app that is worth a look because of its selection, design, and approach to getting social with phone prettiness. (more…)
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…)
Now that you have a new icon pack to consider, wouldn’t it be great if someone gave you a wallpaper pack to go with it? Oh, well, would you look at that. Here’s one!
This pack is called Plastexo, and it is indeed hot. It’s very minimal and flat, with some Material Design influence, but you get quite a wide range of options in it that aren’t just MD abstracts. There are 110 or so 3200×2560 wallpapers that include a variety of landscapes, Lollipop classics, and even some ultra minimal hex art.
The pack is entirely free, includes Muzei support, and is one of the most well-designed apps I have used in a while. (more…)
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…)
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…)
A major update hit nowPaper over the weekend, kicking it to version 4.0. Inside, the developer behind the app included a full rewrite, allowing users to see major speed boosts and performance improvements across the app. Not only should the app feel smoother, which it most certainly does, but new content was added in as well. (more…)