Google is in the process of revamping the entire look of the Android ecosystem. Material Design will make its big entrance with Android L, and it will bring with it an inherent focus on colors, interactive shadows, and superposed elements. If you have already flashed the Android L preview on your device, you’re already benefiting from many of its visual novelties, but if you don’t want to go through this process (or if there isn’t an L ROM for your device), you have easier alternatives in the form of iconsets, themes, and wallpapers.
Sony’s wallpaper style has long had its own signature with abstract unicolored renders of waves and fluid forms. You only have to look at the wallpapers the company bundled with the Xperia Z2 to see this visualization-like style. But if you own the Xperia Z2, then you may probably be growing tired of this uniformity. That’s where this gorgeous collection comes in. It stays in line with Sony’s visual signature, but adds more colors and sometimes a natural element to the photo to keep it unique.
The LG G3 was unveiled yesterday, touting a gorgeous 5.5″ 2K QHD LCD screen at an amazing 1440 x 2560 resolution. If you’re planning on buying this phone, you might be stuck wondering where to find wallpapers that fit this new resolution. Until various wallpaper sites start offering this new resolution, we’ve done some of the hard work and found and resized 15 gorgeous high-resolution images for you to use on the G3.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been on sale for more than a week now, and many of you have purchased the phone and are enjoying its many features, especially its vibrant Super AMOLED screen that makes any color feel like it’s almost jumping at you.
The first quarter of 2014 is bringing us several new flagships from the major Android manufacturers with a new collection of beautiful and colorful official wallpapers. If you have some phone envy and can’t wait to get your hands on a new handset, you might want to quench your thirst with these stock wallpapers on your old device.
Nokia X series hands-on reveal Nokia’s weird mix of Android and Tiles UI, no wallpapers, sideloading apps and more
Nokia announced their trio of X series handsets earlier this morning, targeting the lower-end of the smartphone market with their own fork of the Android platform. During the keynote, Stephen Elop made sure to emphasize that the X phones were running AOSP along with Nokia’s and Microsoft’s suite of services — no Google allowed. That left everyone curious to see how Nokia pulled that off and thankfully, we have a few videos and photos to give us a clearer idea.
Last week, Roman Nurik released a very simple and elegant looking live wallpaper app — Muzei — on the Play Store. The app changes the wallpaper of your Android device daily with some artistic images curated by Roman and his fiancé. In typical Roman style, Muzei also has an API allowing developers to plug-in their own wallpaper source to the app.
With the Nexus 5 factory image up for download from Google’s website, developers and tinkerers have started getting dirty with it. Someone from XDA downloaded the image and has extracted all the new wallpapers from the GoogleHome APK.