Admit it. You’ve looked at a buddy’s Android phone and thought, “Damn, that wallpaper is nice.”
You weren’t sure how to get the wallpaper for your own phone — it’s not like wallpapers have highly accessible names that you can just “search.”
Or can you? A new arrival in the Play Store allows you to do just that.
DroidPack, app app created by XDA Forum Member donniemceduns, allows you to select between the stock wallpapers from various OEMs, Android versions, ROMs and even other operating systems (yes, this means iOS). The collection is completely categorized and lets you download the wallpapers straight from the app.
It’s a nice addition to the Play Store — go check it out for yourself! Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store as well as a gallery of screen shots.
For those of you longing to bring the Google Now wallpapers to any homescreen, developer Bongoman has created a live wallpaper app that allows you to do just that. While it is technically a live wallpaper, the only time it changes is when switching from day to night, which means virtually no battery drain. The app allows you to flip through Google Now-esque cards and then simply tap to apply the desired wallpaper. All the locations included in Google Now are here and there’s even a separate app for those of you with an HD display. Both versions of Google Now Wallpapers are available from the Play Store free of charge. Hit the break for a slideshow and Play Store links.
Live Wallpapers just keep getting cooler and cooler for Android, especially with the kind of hardware hitting the market these days. Live Wallpapers are no longer taking the toll they once did on performance and battery life. Latest to catch our eye is the Digital Hive Live Wallpaper, a unique interactive background that allows you to choose from an array of swatches to suite the mood you’re in.
Displays a 3D grid of glowing, pulsing hexagons. This full version also allows you to select any color and enables touch interaction with the hexagons.
The app will run you .99¢ in the Play Store but is well worth the coolness (is that a word?). The application has been brought up to speed to work with most devices including the Galaxy Nexus. The application even allows for multi-color support. The app is compatible with both your smartphone and your tablet. Check out the video below of the quick demo as well as some of the screen shots touting the cool looking digital hive. Run your fingers across the screen and watch the hexagons respond at the touch. Check it out for yourself and if you like it, feel free to drop a comment or two below. Hit the break for the video, pics and to get to the download links. Enjoy.
We can’t help it sometimes, though we know at times and depending on certain devices, live wallpapers can be a damper on your battery. But it’s beautiful ones like the Luma Live Wallpaper for Android that compels you to download a gorgeous app like this onto your smartphone. The Luma Live Wallpaper for Android offers you an array of beautiful colors and shapes such as leaves, hearts, flowers and other patterns to drift smoothly across your screen giving you an overall instant feeling of serenity.
- Luma is a colorful, interactive live wallpaper featuring beautiful combinations of drifting shapes and colors. With literally hundreds of combinations, it’s like having 500 live wallpapers in one.
- Luma comes with a set of designer themes that are made to match a range of homescreen themes and styles. Transform your screen into a beautiful mosaic of moving shapes and color.
There are a ton of options with the app especially when it comes to the customization department. You have the ability to create your very own color schemes, what shapes are involved and how or in what fashion they float across your device’s screen. The app is interactive as it allows you to scatter shapes and disrupt the flow by a simple touch of the screen. Check out the cool demo below from the dev and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. The app will run you a buck in the Google Play Store but it’s well worth the design and functionality you’re getting. Hit the break for the video and to check out some more screen shots of the app in action as well as to hit up the download links.
There are many hooks that draw us into the Android Ecosystem for the first time but it surely must be the tireless support from the developers that keep us coming back for more. The latest example of the awesome work going on has seen Androidcentral forum mainstay, Jerry Hildenbrand working hard dissecting a Droid 4 to bring us it’s hidden bounty. Jerry has selflessly packaged together the wallpapers and ringtones for your immediate perusal.
The Droid 4 is available to order right now but if you’d prefer to get a little taste sooner rather than later, hit the links after the break.
Like getting all lovey-dovey around this time of year? Want to make a statement on your smartphone? Well, this Valentine’s Day we have just what you’re looking for. KF Hearts Live Wallpaper for Android offers all the gushy and gooey one can swallow as you configure drifting hearts across your desktop that are interactive to the touch. The developer, Kittehface Software, is offering a donation version of the application which gives you the ability to change quite a number of features. You can alter the appearance of the hearts, camera speed, background images, add hearts that allow you to input a photo of someone and more. Ready to give it a go? Head on over to the Android Market or check out the QR code below as well. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the app in the comments below. Pics and video after the break. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.
Well, it looks like Christmas snuck up on us again and before you know it, the new year will ring and CES will be up on us. Why not kick things off with a little fireworks show on your home screen this year? Check out 3D Skyrocket Live Wallpaper for Android and show it off to your friends. The app offers a stunning realistic firework show thanks to OpenGL.
It is the 1st 3D live wallpaper from Go Wallpaper Dev Team. Blooming light, camera turning and camera tracking are used comprehensively with many incredible blooming effect, to display a vividly colorful and stunning grand fireworks show.
Check out the key features by the developer, Go Wallpaper Dev Team, and don’t forget to check out all of the screen shots of the app in action. You can check it out on the Android Market here or snag the QR code here on our popular apps database.
Get into the season with this new and fantastic Live Wallpaper from developer Kittehface Software. Kick the winter off fresh right from your smartphone’s home screen. Snowfall Live Wallpaper offers you the scenery of a gentle and light snowfall onto some swaying pine trees. The application supports any size screen and also works well in landscape mode. There are quite a few settings for you to keep busy with such as tons of color options, Christmas tree lighting, “time of day tracking” and various camera speeds. In addition, Santa sightings can easily be arranged for an added bonus. The app will run you 99 cents and can be downloaded from the Android Market. We’ve also added a QR code for anyone wanting it. Check out the extra screen shots below and don’t forget to hit the video to see the app in action. Feel free to drop a line in the comments as well. That being said, Merry Christmas ya’ll.
This is about as close as you’re going to get to time warping through space via a time tunnel. 3D Hyperspace Live Wallpaper offers you a stunning Live Wallpaper that gives you the affect of traversing across space via a time tunnel right on your smartphone. The app can work from your SD card and offers a ton of cool features like stellar effects, OpenGL optimization, galaxy explosion effects and plenty of “fully customized setting options”. Head on over to the Android Market and give this Live Wallpaper a try and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Market download link, QR code and screen shots available after the break.
Here’s a live wallpaper that’s a little bit different than your probably used to, Steampunk Skull. Offered in both paid and free versions, this live wallpaper adds some edge to any tablet or smartphone and can be found in the Android Market.
At first I tried the free version and loved it so much that I decided to get the paid version that costs only $1.49. Both wallpapers feature the same image that you see above, a steampunk style skull with moving gears and lighting effects that all change with touch interaction. While looking at the wallpaper without touching your screen, the gears move at a slow constant pace and the light tube thing on the left produces an evenly glowing wavelength. Upon swiping left or right on the screen you will notice the gears change pace and the old school light bulb starts to flicker with an eerie glow, that’s my favorite kind of LW, the ones that change with touch interaction.
It doesn’t get more vibrant than this folks. If you want a serene and slick looking Live Wallpaper, then Dusk Fireflies Wallpaper for Android needs to be installed on your daily device. With screen resolutions going through the roof these days, you’ll certainly want to benefit from backgrounds like this. With Dusk Fireflies Live Wallpaper you get to see simple and pleasant fireflies twinkling around your desktop reminding you on a tough day that everything’s going to be alright. Head on over to the Android Market for the download and get started on this beautiful app by dev Movin’ Dotz. If you find any issues, do your best to report the device you’re running this on so as to improve the application.
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If you’ve been looking for a cool, vibrant and color contrasting Live Wallpaper, look no further. You might want to give Green Vine Live Wallpaper a shot on your device and watch this vibrant vine grow on your home screen right before your very eyes. When the vine grows enough, you can see blossoming flowers manifest for added effect. Overall, we’re digging this simple yet colorful crisp Live Wallpaper and definitely recommend it to devices supporting Super AMOLED and Super AMOLED Plus. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Ready to give it a go? Head on over to the Android Market for the download or check out the QR code we added below for convenience. Feel free as always to leave a comment below letting us know what you think. Hit the break for an extra screen shot and to snag the download links.
Next up on the list of “cool as hell” backgrounds is Voscillate Live Wallpaper by developer Polymorphic Dissociation (cool name). The Live Wallpaper offers the color centric in you a cool customizable arrangement of colors that neatly swirl about on your home screen, overlapping and intertwining with each other. You can choose from 1 to 10 different emitters going at once and can even change their frame rates slowing them down or speeding them up. The developer also adds the ability to place the emitters in “Wild Mode”, which allows you to change the particle movement behavior. You can choose from two different colors at a time as you pick the one you want with the built in color pallet. Overall, the effects are neat and you can really have fun with it as you show it off to your iPhone friends who’ll most likely ask you “what is a live wallpaper?”. If you’re ready to give it a try, you can head on over to the Android Market or feel free to check out the QR code below for an added convenience. And don’t forget to let us know what you think of the Live Wallpaper in addition to providing feedback to the developer so as to improve the application. Hit the break from some extra screen shots and for some more info from the developer.
It’s that time again, time to scour the Android Market for a decent Live Wallpaper. Next in line to make the “decent wallpaper” list is Sun Rise Live Wallpaper for Android. Nothing beats a nice looking and serene background on your device to stare at when you’ve had a long hard day. Let the soft warm colors take you in on that long train ride home. The Live Wallpaper offers you a “fresh and spectacular animated scene of the morning sky…” in addition to complete customization, allowing you to change settings such as the morning birds.
This live wallpaper features tree silhouette, on top of a morning sky background with soft cloud moving, birds flying, and rainbow appearing occasionally.
If that doesn’t sound peaceful to you, I don’t know what will. In addition, you can access a whole slew of settings like speed, direction and having a rainbow show up on your screen when an incoming SMS arrives. Ready to try it out? You can head on over to the Android Market for the download or check out the QR code available below. And as always, don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
I’m not usually one to report on live wallpapers (our very own Joe Sirianni usually finds the best ones), but I found one tonight that I think is pretty damn neat. It’s unlike most live wallpapers, instead of fluid computer generated graphics it uses a hand drawn sketch-like in old school animation.
Reminding me of a flip book I did when I was a kid, A Moon Odyssey LWP, gives your android device a completely different and unique look than before. When you unlock your phone from a resting state you are presented with a hand drawn moon that appears to be in orbit. Once you swipe from screen to screen or press any where on the display, you activate the space shuttle and thus begins the moon odyssey. Following your finger placement, the shuttle traverses left and right and journeys closer and closer to the moon. I am not sure what exactly happens after long use, does the shuttle actually make contact? Either way, you should give it a test flight.
This live wallpaper is free and can be found in the Android Market or through the QR code below. You should check it out if you want to try something completely out of the norm and be sure to let me know what you think. Now don’t go getting your hopes up thinking this will be the most epic LVW you have ever seen, I just wanted to point out something completely original. I give the devs credit for thinking out of the box – nay, out of the universe!