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Live Wallpapers (Earth at night with lights?)
Now that I've got 2.1 and live wallpapers I was looking to see what was available.
I tried the Free Earth Live wallpaper in the market and though it worked it wasn't what I was looking for it just didn't look good to me.
I had seen a demo somewhere recently with an Earth moving that basically would show lights getting turned on around the world as that part of the earth turned to night. It looked awesome. Anyone know if that really exists or if it is available?
Also any other good live wallpapers out there you would suggest?
- 03-31-2010, 02:26 PM #2
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- 03-31-2010, 02:51 PM #4
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I tried some of the suggestions, and so far.
I like smoke as well after changing colors..
star field is ok,
terratime only free for 7 days also ok
I also like one of the other defaults, water/leaves one
and I found shake them all which is fairly amusing, although hard to interact with as I accidentally change the screen when using it, trying to throw the androids up in the air.
- 03-31-2010, 03:40 PM #6
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- 03-31-2010, 04:42 PM #8
Live wallpapers don't hit the battery on the Hero at all, so they shouldn't on the droid either. The only drawback I can think of on the Droid would be that it will use a bit more RAM to draw the images than on the Hero, because of the better resolution and higher spec gpu, but this really shouldn't matter.(•‿•)
- 03-31-2010, 04:58 PM #9
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- 03-31-2010, 07:15 PM #12
I absolutely love this one live wallpaper app. It's called "waterpaper" -- free in market. You can select any single image or a folder in your gallery and have it shuffle them at specified times.
It makes the background "watery". It sort of looks like a puddle of water and when you touch the screen it ripples from that point and then when you swipe across the screen it gets all ripply and then calms downa minute later.
My favorite live paper. It incorporates wallpaper shuffling of your images AND live wallpapers together.
- 03-31-2010, 07:24 PM #13
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- 03-31-2010, 08:04 PM #15
Dear uninformed rumormongers...
Live wallpapers don't use a whole lot of battery. You know why? They're only running when your display is running. It's not like they're running 24/7 while the phone is sleeping. My battery was the same using them and opposed to not using them over 4 days of testing. (rooted, 2.1 rom, identical settings)
So, now that we've killed off this bit of idiocy, what's next?
- 03-31-2010, 08:19 PM #16
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- 04-01-2010, 09:13 AM #18
I turned the display off and let it sit and it up charged normally. Previously on 2.0.1 and a static wallpaper charging with the display on wasn't a problem.
So it would seem that a live wallpaper does take a lot of battery power while the display is on. Not too surprising, I think, given the CPU/graphics processing necessary. OTOH since most people, I hope ;^) , don't sit there and stare at their live wallpaper so the overall effect on power should be pretty small.
- 04-01-2010, 09:33 PM #19
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- 04-25-2011, 04:49 PM #21
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That google live wallpaper sounds creepy since reportedly Google/HTC is capturing your info and who knows what else. Not me.
MT4G came with a Nexus live wallpaper. Meh...
I use LiveWallpapers.org and have found some really great ones there. Thanks for the suggestions here too.Since 2009, Android phones to date - Behold, G1, Cliq XT, MT4G & SGSII
- 04-25-2011, 08:55 PM #22