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4 Intriguing Live Wallpapers for Your Android Phone

I’ve always found Wallpapers to be refreshing, whether you have put up a physical wallpaper on your room’s wall or you have setup a virtual wallpaper on your computer or smartphone they always tend to express a bit about your mood and yourself. Though digital wallpapers are easy to manage because you can change them whenever you want as per your mood.

So recently I was exploring wallpapers on the internet and came across a new kind of category of wallpapers called as Live Wallpapers designed specifically for Google’s Android OS. Here is a list of 4 cool Live wallpapers that you will definitely like to have on your Android phone’s Homescreen.

aniPet Aquarium

aniPet aquarium

Live aquarium wallpapers always have a very special and refreshing feel and this one is designed solely to give users the pleasure of a digital aquarium. aniPet Aquarium wallpaper has both the paid and free version, on the free versions users do not have access to the settings and full features. aniPet Aquarium is available for download from Marketplace.

Photile

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I found this wallpaper to be a real fascinating one, it simply transforms any of your photo into a symmetrical grid of tiles that slide and float, plus these free floating slides also respond to users touch. Photile wallpaper also have a free and a PRO version, different tile arrangements and customizable themes are only unlocked in the PRO version.

Thunderstorm

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Heavy rain, lighting and dark clouds is all you are gonna get on your Android Homescreen with Thunderstorm live wallpaper. You can also tune it up with the settings like adjusting wind speed, ambient light shade or the frequency of lighting bolts. The full features though are only offered on Thunderstorm Donations, a paid version of the wallpaper.

Starlight

starlight live wallpaper

Starlight live wallpaper offers floating clouds and shimmering stars. In the paid version, you can toy around with features like shooting stars and the star density in the background. The full version also allows users to control cloud layer and real-time animations.

Have you setup a Live wallpaper on your Android, if you have then do share your Top list with us.

3 Web Sources For Downloading HD Wallpapers for Android

You can find tons of goodies on the web these days for your smartphones, may it be an iPhone or Windows Phone 7 or Android powered phone. In this post I will be telling you about 3 Top quality sources from where you can download High-def wallpapers for your Android powered smartphone homescreen. But firstly it is important that we figure out what screen resolution wallpaper should be optimum for our Android phone.

The most obvious trick is that you search for wallpapers having a double width in terms of screen resolution. This is because the wallpaper we set on Android’s homescreen spans across 2-3 Homepages, so the required image should be twice in width but same in height. Well now coming over to the web sources, here is a brief review of some of them:

CellMind

Cellmind

First up is CellMind.com, this particular website offers tons of wallpapers, ringtones and themes for multitude of phones. Wallpapers can be sorted out as per the phone model or category. It doesn’t have HTC included in the Make drop-down menu meaning that this website offers nothing to HTC users. It has a good archive of images and users can download some real quality stuff from CellMind.

Digital Blasphemy

Digital Blasphemy

Digital Blasphemy is an ideal source if you are looking set 3D wallpapers as Homescreen of your Android powered smartphone. You will have to subscribe to get these images but the website also offers free images of resolution 320×480 for download.

Mobile9

mobile 9

This particular website offers loads of wallpapers for downloading, apart from wallpapers Mobile9 also offers users to download ringtones for tablet and smartphones. You can either create your personalized account or search for stuff directly by punching in your mobile model number. Mobile9 has a neat UI and it also offers a hefty archive of wallpapers which you can set as Homescreen for Android.

 

Though all of the websites that I have mentioned offer only static Android wallpapers but if you are interested in moving wallpapers then you can also find them on websites like livewallpapers.org.

2 Cool 3D Launchers for Your Android Phone

3D viewing and performance is still a novel concept in the smartphones field but manufacturers are increasingly trying to integrate the 3D technology in smartphones by beefing up the hardware that will improve this performance.

Though games are a good parameter to judge the graphical power of your Android phone but if you really want to gauge your Android phone’s power then a 3D launcher will let you do it. Here are two graphically rich 3D Launchers for your Android phone:

MX Home

MX Home launcher

Many of the Android phone users boast on the fact that they have numerous homescreens to fiddle with, but I think this multiple screen thing becomes a bit tiresome in some instances. So my first pick is MX Home launcher which introduces 3D “Cover Page” that contains a clock and access to the most important apps on your phone like Internet, Contacts and Dialer. There is a battery life indicator as well along with some other gadgets and the 3D click also has a very subtle effect.

There are a bit of problems with the customization like cover page manipulation but on the whole the launcher is a good addition to your Android homepage. MX Home 3D Launcher requires Android 2.1 or an above version.

Regina 3D

Regina 3D launcher

Though a new entry in the launcher realm, Regina 3D has managed to make some waves on Android marketplace by offering some real high-quality 3D interface without having a price tag.

You will find a resemblance between Regina 3D and HTC Sense, the bottom dock is very much similar to HTC Sense and the large clock of Regina 3D Launcher is also similar to HTCs one. The 3D effects are very much noticeable but they are a bit subtle, when you move between Homescreens a cool 3D transition is displayed. Plus when you switch between display modes the widgets undergo a flip animation. Customization is a bit of problem in Regina 3D but if you spend lot of time in customizing your Android phone then it wont be a big thing.

You will be surprised to see very limited number of 3D launchers available on Android marketplace, these are some that you should definitely download because they are free of cost.