Jan 26, 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.
It’s that time again. We’re on our 3rd installment of Wallpaper Wednesday and today we have a VR tunnel, some typography, and a few Anime wallpapers to show you. 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.]
VR Tunnel Lite – This 3D animated live wallpaper with motion sensitive holographic effects really caters to the retro geek in me. Immerse yourself in a grid vortex of flying regular hexahedrons that you can spin with the touch of finger. Customize colors, speed and even reverse the direction making it look as if the cubes are being swallowed by a cosmic black hole. This live wallpaper by MaxByte Studio LLC will have its niche of users but I have to say, it is by far the coolest live wallpaper I’ve seen.
Download: VR Tunnel Lite
Typography Wall – This one has been making the rounds as of late and was made using the cool Ownskin framework. This live wallpaper by Wolf Labs is full of customization and gives your device a sleek way of presenting useful information. Display time, date, battery level and even use your own background. Users can customize each elements size, transparency and even change its location. Download Typography Wall and join the typography movement today!
Download: Typography Wall
Wave Live Wallpaper Lite – Here’s one for all those PS3 warriors out there. This slick live wallpaper by Crazy Zen Lab was inspired by the PS3 and PSP background waves and gives your device a clean look without much battery drain. Users can customize things such as wave speed, color, and background style. Check it out.
Download: Wave Live Wallpaper Lite
[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]
Here’s some good old fashioned static wallpapers, including a few for the anime fans out there. I don’t pretend to know much about anime so forgive me if these are lame, but I liked them.