Wallpaper Stories March 23, 2018

Download the ‘Come and play’ wallpapers Google created for the Pixel 2 [Gallery]

The Pixel 2 features a number of customizations both big and small that express Google’s take on Android. One of the more minor design flourishes are wallpapers, with Google Design today making available the bold “Come and play” series of wallpapers for anyone to download.

Wallpaper Stories January 28, 2018

Earlier this week, thanks to the famed leaker Evan Blass, we got our first real look at the Samsung Galaxy S9. Now, Blass has provided the full-size wallpaper that was seen running on the leaked handset render.

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Wallpaper Stories January 18, 2018

Download the current set of Google Fuchsia OS wallpapers right here [Gallery]

This morning’s hands-on from Ars Technica of the latest Fuchsia OS build on a Pixelbook yielded a good look at how Google’s experimental OS is progressing. Compared to eight months ago, the OS has more things to demo, while today’s glimpse also yielded the set of current Fuchsia wallpapers (via Ron Amadeo).

Wallpaper Stories November 16, 2017

New phones and new wallpapers are synonymous and this morning’s launch of the OnePlus 5T is no exception. Like in previous years, creator Hampus Olsson has posted the device’s five new backgrounds.

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Wallpaper Stories March 1, 2017

Crafting the wallpapers for the LG G6 took a lot more effort than you’d expect… [Video]

We all use wallpapers to personalize our devices, but sometimes the best looking ones are included right out of the box. Almost every new phone comes with a unique new wallpaper, and the LG G6 is no different. However, quite a bit more work went into making LG’s wallpapers than you would probably expect…

Wallpaper Stories February 26, 2017

LG G6 Wallpaper

The LG G6 was announced today at Mobile World Congress featuring a 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset’s abnormally tall screen makes it easier to use two applications at the same time on top of each other but it also makes for unusually thin wallpapers. All of the wallpapers seen below are the stock images that come with LG’s latest flagship…

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Wallpaper Stories November 28, 2016

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From the beginning, Google+ has attracted a community of photographers who continue to share their work on the network. You may have seen those images as backdrops for your Chromecast or Fiber TV box. With a pair of new apps, Android and Mac devices will now have the ability to set those images as wallpapers and screen savers.

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Wallpaper Stories November 11, 2015

Google’s new ‘Wallpaper Art’ app puts beautiful artwork on your Chromebook

Google has many side initiatives, and one of them is the Cultural Institute that digitizes works of art from museums and archives around the world and puts them online.

Today, their Art Project released an app for Chrome OS that updates the wallpaper of your device to a different piece of art from their collection every day. Expect “masterpieces ranging from Van Gogh and Monet, all the way to contemporary works from street artists around the world,” according to Chrome evangelist François Beaufort in announcement post. If today’s piece doesn’t jive with your artistic taste, you can skip to the next wallpaper in the app.

The Chrome app is very similar to the Muzei Live Wallpaper app by Googler Roman Nurik that also changes the wallpaper on your phone and Android Wear watch face to a work of art. Another app that features work from the Google Art Project is the Street Art watch face for Android Wear. You can download the Google Wallpaper art app from the Chrome web store.

Wallpaper Stories January 27, 2015

Chrome OS updated to version 40 w/ new wallpaper features, quick Emoji access

Google has this morning pushed out an update for the stable channel of Chrome OS, and as is usual, it packs a huge number of changes. But also as usual, most of these changes are under-the-hood tweaks and there are often just a few small notable changes that the end-user might notice. This update brings a new default wallpaper that sports Material Design, automatic syncing of wallpapers between devices, and a new “Emoji palette” that will allow users to quickly access Emoji.

Some highlights of these changes are:

  • The default wallpaper has been updated to Material Design
  • Custom wallpapers are now synced across your devices
  • Emoji palette allows users to quickly access emoji

The update, specifically numbered version 40, is being pushed out as we speak. You can likely just give your Chromebook or other Chrome OS device a reboot within the next few hours to receive the update. To read more about the update (in case you maybe want to dig through the countless bug fixes), head over to Google’s Chrome Releases Blog.

Wallpaper Stories July 11, 2014

One of HTC’s biggest selling points for its One M8 flagship is the Dot View case, and today, the company rolled out an update to the companion app with a handful of new features. The biggest change is the addition of themes for wallpapers. HTC has bundled 18 themes into the app that you can now set as the case’s wallpaper. You can also choose your own custom image, although some of them may not look quite right.

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