The following background apps for Android come into play when you are bored of looking at the same old wallpaper. And when the Android Market gives you plenty of alternatives to change your mobile companion’s display, we don’t see a reason why you should be stuck with a background that’s not exciting enough. So scroll right down to see what we’ve listed and we are quite sure that you’ll end up finding something that suits your preferences perfectly.
1 – Koi Free Live Wallpaper:
If you are looking for an interactive background that complements the intuitiveness of Android devices, we suggest you download the Koi Live wallpaper. This free of charge application features colorful fish and interactive water with support for multi-touch and the 3D rendering is in OpenGL 2.0.
It even gives you your own ‘pet fish’ whom you can feed by double tapping the touchscreen. This software works on tablets as well as smartphones and is compliant with both types of screen orientation.
2 – Backgrounds Box HD:
So a collection of innumerable wallpapers is what you are rummaging around the Android Market for? Then the next software listed on our roster of apps for Android should be of interest to you. Backgrounds Box HD boasts of as many as 900,000 wallpapers and adds around 2,000 more to its assortment on a daily basis. Optimized for Android based devices, it lets you crop images and set them as either static or scrollable wallpaper. You can launch a search for various backdrops, browse by category and assign different icons to contacts on your phone. And if you wish to, you can save these on your SD card and also share it with your friends.
3 – Video Live Wallpaper:
Wouldn’t it be cool to have your favorite game or an upcoming movie’s trailer or better still, the entire movie as the wallpaper on your Android mobile device? The next one up on our list lets you do just that.
The application does not come with built-in videos and gives you the freedom of choosing any video from your gallery as the wallpaper. After downloading the app, you can browse through its help column for details regarding the video formats it supports.
Taking our list of apps for Android a bit further is Snowfall Live Wallpaper. It displays an eye-pleasing scene of snowflakes falling onto swaying pine trees. This version also comes with a number of settings to adjust colors, Christmas lights, camera speeds, snow appearances and more.
You can allow the application to track the accurate sunrise and sunset via the Coarse location permission. One you’ve downloaded the app, it appears in the Live Wallpapers option in Menu.
For all those of you who simply wish to keep your own picture as the backdrop on your Google OS based handset, Photo FX Live Wallpaper is meant just for you. The key feature of this particular tool is that it adds a touch of creativity to the otherwise simple background, with a little animation.
You can select pictures for the slideshow from the gallery or any other folder in the device and adjust the settings for selection order, slideshow interval, background colors or frames for pictures and more. It also works as the lock screen wallpaper and the developer claims that it won’t consume much of your phone’s battery either.
6 – Heart Live Wallpaper:
The Heart Live Wallpaper has especially been included in our lineup of apps for Android for all the ladies who like spreading cute wallpapers on their phones. And the best thing about this app, according to us, is that you are not stuck with a single colored heart as it offers you an option to change the themes from amongst four different ones. You can also choose to have different colored hearts floating around your screen. This low battery-consuming software also lets you decide the number of hearts that should be displayed on the screen.
7 – Day of Ubuntu:
Another background app that we found while combing the Android Market is the Day of Ubuntu, which undergoes transitions based on the time of the day and is basically the LWP version of the Day of Ubuntu Gnome background. The latest update released for this software apparently cuts down on the memory usage and makes it apt for devices with high resolution displays. Also, tablet owners can now have this app sitting pretty on their slates as the developer has worked towards improving the quality and facilitating a smoother scrolling experience.
8 – Flikie Wallpapers HD:
Described as ‘your visual inspiration’ by its designers, this application brings more than 17,000 wallpapers for your consideration. With over 30 categories including 3D, people, flowers, funny, animals, nature and many more, you can browse through them on the basis of preferences like popular, recent or random. Similar to the Backgrounds Box app, it allows saving the wallpaper locally and these can be then shared with friends.
So that’s our list of background apps for Android that can be installed to give your device a refreshing makeover of sorts. Do tell us which one you’d prefer to put up on your handset’s display, in the comment box below.