Mar 23, 2011
Who doesnâ€™t love a good wallpaper? Theyâ€™re one of the first things we customize on our mobile devices. Some people pick one and stick with it, others change them like theyâ€™re TV channels. Wallpapers are as unique as the individuals who use them. They represent our moods, thoughts, ideals, and just plain insanity. I mean if it werenâ€™t for wallpapers, app markets wouldnâ€™t have the ludicrous numbers they so proudly boast.
Is it Wednesday already? So — I was told the other day that spring was officially here, then I woke up and it was snowing out!? This week on Wallpaper Wednesday we celebrate springs arrival (or non-arrival) with a few “springy” wallpapers along with the usual catalog of static randomness. Be sure to read our wallpaper fine print before planting a new one on your device and as always, if you have any suggestions, send them our way.
Your weekly Live Wallpaper Announcement
Remember, live wallpapers can only be used with supported devices running Android 2.1+. I see a lot of people downrating live wallpapers in the Android Market because “it won’t open,” or “I can’t find it.” Live wallpapers aren’t like regular apps, they won’t show up in your app tray and they don’t “open.” You can access your wallpapers a couple of different ways:
- Long press screen>Wallpapers>Live wallpapers
- Press your device’s menu button>Wallpaper>Live Wallpaper
Please make sure your phone supports live wallpapers and you are familiar with how to use them before giving developers a bad rating. It really isn’t fair to them. Now let’s check out those wallpapers!
[Disclaimer: Live Wallpapers may cause excessive battery drain and/or lag issues and only work with supported devices running Android 2.1 or higher.]
Flower Parade Clock Wallpaper – Celebrate springtime with this flower child clock by 7artstudio. A fully functional live wallpaper featuring an analog clock surrounded by a parade of springtime flowers. This artful and blossoming live wallpaper will help you maintain a peaceful mood while blissfully watching the minutes pass. Flower Parade Clock Wallpaper is free and available via the Android Market.
Download: Flower Parade Clock Wallpaper
Friendly Bugs Live Wallpaper – With spring flowers comes springtime bugs, and while we are more likely to step on an ugly insect, we love to decorate our lives with the pretty ones (life is so cruel). Friendly Bugs Live Wallpaper by KittehFace Software celebrates spring and the cute critters it brings along. Watch as pretty little ladybugs and eloquent flying butterflies populate your spring background with their life-like animation. Friendly Bugs Live Wallpaper offers both a free and paid version with the paid version featuring custom options such as alternate backgrounds and ladybug colors.
Download: Friendly Bugs Live Wallpaper
Spring Sunflowers Free – This springtime live wallpaper by White Collar Designs radiates sunshine and blue skies with its brilliantly colored waving sunflowers. While this live wallpaper doesn’t feature much for animation or interaction, there is a paid full version available with options such as real time daylight/nighttime synchronization. Spring Sunflowers is a sure way to brighten up both your day and your device’s screen. Download it for free via the Android Market.
Download: Spring Sunflowers
[Note: In order to save wallpapers you have to open them in a new tab or window — Pics must be resized to fit your device]
Device doesn’t support live wallpapers? No need to worry, here are some static wallpapers to enjoy.