Customization is one of Android's biggest strengths over its major mobile competitors. Unlike iOS, Windows Phone, BB10, and Web OS, if you do not like the stock interface on your device, you can completely change it. It's a great option for those who like to tinker with their device while those who do not can simply enjoy their stock launcher set up.
The option to set a "live" wallpaper has been a stock option since the early days of android. It used to suck up battery like some technological vampire as well as run slow on some devices, but that is rarely much of a problem these days. Advances in technology have made the OS more battery friendly and efficient, and hardware has also come a long way in power saving. Many devices also come with higher capacity batteries to cope with our always on and connected world.
Enter the recently released Muzei live wallpaper by Dashclock developer Roman Nuri. This free wallpaper (with no ads!) will spruce up your device with alternating images of classic works of art. The effect is very subtle with the image being blurred in your background as to not distract from icons and widgets, however, if you want a clear view of the image, all you need to do is double tap your screen.
|...allows you a full view of the current wallpaper|
While the app has only been out for two days (as of this post), there are already extensions in the Play store to add new sources of images. From NASA to Tumblr, your device will always look great with the selected images. This being Android, if you want to use your own gallery pictures as your background, that option is also available.
|The app allows you to set the amount of blur and dim for your images.|
Extensions: Apod (Nasa), 500px, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr,
List: Play Store
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