Google releases new Wallpapers app from Pixel Launcher as standalone app for all devices


If you have not yet gotten your hands on a new Pixel smartphone from Google or tried out the leaked Pixel Launcher, you may still be able to get a taste of it thanks to a new app released by Google. The app is called Wallpapers and does what you might imagine from the name – helps you choose and manage wallpapers on your Android device. The best part for Android fans is that is runs on Android 4.1 or higher, so you do not need the Pixel Launcher or even Android 7.0 Nougat, though only some features work with the latest version of Android.

To set wallpapers, users can choose from a variety of sources including their own photos as well as collections from Google Earth or Google+. Google says images from other partners are also available. Users can also select a favorite category and then get a randomly selected image for their wallpaper each day.

Users who have Android 7.0 Nougat or higher can also select different images for their lock screen and for their home screen.

If you are interested in giving Wallpapers a try, just hit the Google Play link below.

Play Store Download Link

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • wekebu

    Fun! Thanks.