Mar 16, 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.
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is dedicated to all those shamrock picking, green beer drinking, leprechaun chasing Irish folk. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re going to feature some wallpapers that are sure to bring out the green in you. Put your Irish pride on display (literally) and remind people that “Andy” the Android just so happens to be GREEN — hmmm. Erin Go Bragh!
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.]
Free St Patrick Droid LiveWall – This Android St. Patrick’s Day live wallpaper comes to us from igmobile, the creators of the ‘Android vs Apple’ series. Watch as the citizens of Android town fill the streets dressed in their St. Paddy’s day best. Tap the screen to get their attention or simply watch as they toast St. Paddy’s Day with one another. If you enjoy this free festive live wallpaper you can always purchase the full version for full customization options. Oh, and if you just want a static wallpaper or your phone doesn’t support live wallpapers, their banner logo (featured above) makes a killer St. Patrick’s Day wallpaper.
Download: Free St Patrick Droid LiveWall
Shamrock Live Wallpaper – What would St. Patrick’s Day be without a shamrock live wallpaper? This free Shamrock live wallpaper by 1473labs fills your device screen with floating shamrocks and magic fireflies. Customize this blanket of green by changing things such as shamrock size or firefly population. Enjoy!
Download: Shamrock Live Wallpaper
Live Wallpaper Flag of Ireland – I don’t normally feature a strictly paid live wallpaper but I just couldn’t seem to find a free Irish flag live wallpaper so I went with this one since it’s only $.99. Sport your Irish pride with this 3D animated Irish flag live wallpaper by Raw Apps. Like the hills of Ireland, this animated flag dances to the songs of the wind.
Download: Live Wallpaper Flag of Ireland
[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]
Not into live wallpapers? Device doesn’t support them? No need to worry, here are some static wallpapers to kick off your St. Paddy’s Day!