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    Question Live Wallpaper Question

    I know these questions have probably been asked 1000 times over, but I am going to as anyway and risk the ire of the community:

    -How are live wallpapers going to effect the performance of my tablet?

    -How many of you are using live wallpapers?

    -Best place to get them?
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    Default Re: Live Wallpaper Question

    I personally don't think the live wallpaper is worth my loss of battery life, but it is an individual thing. I have a Galaxy Tab 2 and when I had a live one it never affected any other facet of performance other than battery life. That being said, I like to use the Zedge app for free wallpapers, notification sounds, and ringtones. They are all free and I have never had any issues with anything I have downloaded from them. I have never tried any of the live ones, but know they do offer them.
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    Live wallpaper will definitely consume extra battery power. Just how much depends on degree of animation (cpu cycles) and pixel brightness.

    I used a live wallpaper for a while, but after tiring of the "eye-candy" I replaced it with a static wallpaper of a dark color. Did not change performance, but (slight) improvement in battery drain noted.
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    Default Re: Live Wallpaper Question

    Thank you for the replies.
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    Default Re: Live Wallpaper Question

    I'm glad you asked this question. I had considered using live wallpaper, but I read several accounts by people who stopped using it because it was a drain on their device's battery, and I decided to stay with a non-live wallpaper. The responses to your question have confirmed for me that I made the right decision.
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    Default Re: Live Wallpaper Question

    In this guide, I list a number of my favorite live wallpapers that I know use minimal battery:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...14-part-i.html

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