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Polka Dots Flow Live Wallpaper

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 in Themes, Top Rated Apps | comment

Polka Dots Flow is an elegant, beautiful Android live wallpaper.

  • Version: 1.11
  • Size: 77.43KB
  • Category: Themes
  • Price: ~$1.30

This live wallpaper is extremely customizable and will bring a flashy, colorful background to your Android device. Some of the options include various colors, shapes, flow directions, clock displays, etc. Tapping the screen will cause an explosion of dots (or other shapes you have chosen). Play around with the different settings and find what you like best!


  • Beautiful, flashy colors populate your background
  • Multiple customization options
  • No performance lag

Areas for improvement:

  • Toggle appearance of dots to only when touching the screen
  • Additional shapes
  • Adjust appearance rate

Conclusion: An attention grabbing Android live wallpaper, definitely worth your download!

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Top Android App: Matrix Live Wallpaper

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 in Themes, Top Rated Apps | 1 comment

Matrix Live Wallpaper offers the most elegant character raining effect for Android.

  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 22.91KB
  • Category: Themes
  • Price: Free

Add one of the most recognized effects to your homescreen. There are a couple options to go along with it. Adjust the falling speed and the color of the characters to your liking. If you can’t decide on a specific color, set it to random and it’ll change every time you return to your homescreen.

Reminder, Live Wallpapers are only available for Android 2.1+.


  • Adjustable colors and speeds
  • No noticeable lag or battery issues

Areas for improvement:

  • Options for using only certain characters

Conclusion: Another must-have Android live wallpaper!

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Top Android App: Celestial Bodies Live Wallpaper

Posted on Sep 6, 2010 in Themes, Top Rated Apps | 2 comments

Celestial Bodies is a 3D live wallpaper depiction of the solar system.

  • Version: 1.0 (Beta)
  • Size: 414KB
  • Category: Themes
  • Price: $0.99

Like our Force Fields review earlier, this live wallpaper is for the astronomy/science nerds out there! First off, you can choose between a view of our solar system, or have a solar system randomly generated. A few of the settings you can customize are the orbital speed, your preferred view, and for music visualization. When you’re on your homescreen, tap the screen to cycle through the available views. If you’ve got a specific view that you only want displayed, make sure to un-check the “tap view” option.

If you’re worried about phone performance or battery life, there are render settings you can play with like the amount of planet detail displayed, whether or not background stars are shown, and the frame-rate limiter option.


  • Quality graphics for use as a live wallpaper
  • Accurate solar system depiction
  • Multiple viewing options and customization settings

Areas for improvement:

  • May get cluttered, but adding moons would be a fun option

Conclusion: A great live wallpaper to add to your homescreen background repertoire!

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VR Tunnel Live Wallpaper

Posted on Aug 29, 2010 in Themes, Top Rated Apps, Uncategorized | comment

VR Tunnel Live Wallpaper is a motion-sensitive, holographic-effect of flying colorful cubes!

  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 99.89KB
  • Category: Themes
  • Price: Free (Max Version: $0.99)

Note: The prerequisite for all live wallpapers is that your phone must be running Android version 2.1+.

The lite version of this app is limited to 3 colors and has fewer options than the Max version. After applying VR Tunnel as your live wallpaper, you can tap the cubes to make them rotate. If you’d like to re-center the holographic effect (which readjusts itself as your phone’s orientation changes), just double-tap the screen.

This live wallpaper is another fun app to add to the collection of the 5 Must-Have Android Live Wallpapers. You’ll definitely have all non-Android users envious of your phone with live wallpapers like this one.


  • Unique 3D holographic feel
  • Options and settings galore

Areas for improvement:

  • Additional shapes?

Conclusion: A definite addition to the list of must-have Android Live Wallpapers!

Lite:                                         Max:

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5 Must Have Android Live Wallpapers

Posted on Jul 28, 2010 in Themes, Top Rated Apps | 5 comments

Live wallpapers are one of my favorite features included in Android 2.1+. It’s a great feeling to make iPhone and BlackBerry owners envious, even at first glance! Check out the following list of 5 must have Android live wallpapers.

Remember, to set your live wallpaper, long press your homescreen > wallpapers > live wallpapers.

1.  Pixel Zombies Live Wallpaper

  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 889KB
  • Price: $0.99

Watch a pixel zombie battle break out right on your homescreen! Great features include extensive population settings (choose how many zombies, hunters, and civilians). Drop your own nukes, keep simulation stats, and more!

2.  PongClock Live Wallpaper

  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 198KB
  • Price: Free

Enjoy this retro feeling Pong live wallpaper that features interactive, multi-touch gameplay! You can even use your own image as the background.

3.  Earth Live Wallpaper

  • Version: 1.3.8
  • Size: 674KB
  • Price: Free

A beautiful, rotating rendition of Earth, Mars, the DeathStar, Pandora, or many other worlds. Choose from a large list of customization features including, but not limited to, rotation speed, globe size, starfield background, and much more. Install the Map Pack for even more options!

4. Mario Live Wallpaper

  • Version: 0.94b
  • Size: 261KB
  • Price: Free

Watch Mario play randomly generated levels across your homescreen! This is definitely not a short loop of a few sections of gameplay (as I first expected), but includes complete levels. Definitely will bring you back to the good ol’ days of NES and Super Mario Bros.

5.  Waterpaper Live Wallpaper

  • Version: 1.10
  • Size: 83.03KB
  • Price: Free

This live wallpaper lets you use your own photos in a slideshow for the background, while also creating an interactive watery effect. Touch or drag your finger on the screen to manipulate the water’s surface.

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