Will Verduzco · Feb 16, 2012 at 08:00 pm

Spruce Up Your Home Screens in Two Easy Steps

As we’ve mentioned several times in the past, one of the most amazing aspects of Android is the freedom it gives its users with regards to customization. Today, we present a couple more ways created by members of our little forum to help differentiate your device from the sea of ‘Droids.

We’ve all loaded up custom wallpapers on our devices. That’s one of the first changes we all make to our devices. In fact, as of iOS4, even our cousins who play for the other team can do so as well. And as of Android 2.1 Eclair, we in the Android camp can even set live wallpapers. Now thanks to a little bit of elbow grease from XDA forum member GingerEffect, we have an automated background switcher that calls upon live wallpaper functionality to update itself every day with content from interfaceLIFT.

OK. So you’ve got yourself a nice, dynamically updating wallpaper. Now what? Good thing you asked, as there is yet another treat new treat courtesy of XDA forum member philleonard. Given that battery life is such a concern on modern devices, wouldn’t it be nice to have an aesthetically pleasing way of monitoring your power level? Thanks to philleonard‘s transparent widget, this is now possible. Further catering to users’ customization needs, users can tweak the look by toggling a text label underneath the icon.

Has your aesthetic appetite been piqued? If so, be sure to visit the automated wallpaper and battery widget threads.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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