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Official XDA Developers Desktop Wallpapers
Today has been a pretty eventful and exciting day with site announcements. First with our announcement of the new and extremely quick auto-QR Code system now being applied to all thread attachments, and now this.
There’s something I’ve felt has been missing from XDA for a very long time. Recently, considering my position on XDA TV, our sister-video show, I’ve had a screenshot of the opening titles as my wallpaper, displaying the title ‘xdadevelopers’ for all to see. Unfortunately, there’s a reason that I was forced to do this as opposed to having a high quality and high resolution version. It didn’t exist.
After I made this discovery, I promptly shot an email over to our delightful user experience admin, Svetius, who instructed me to ‘get on that’ as soon as possible. After being sent the neccesary resource files, I ‘got on that’ and processed a collection of ‘priceless’ and official XDA Developers wallpapers. Revelations!
What’s the best bit? They’re available for download, right now. Don’t say that we don’t spoil you. However, they are currently only available in 16:9 (widescreen) and not 4:3 (not… widescreen). If you’re living in the 21st century, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue for you.
If you’d like to download the collection, head on over to the download link.
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