AH Awards 2013: Best Android Live Wallpaper App Of The Year

Wallpapers, in general, allow the user to further customize their device - one of the many perks of being an Android user. However nice Wallpapers are, LIVE Wallpapers really rock, adding a stunning visual effect to your display, and generally they are totally FREE or cost a buck. There are thousands of Live Wallpapers from which to choose - your favorite superhero to seasonal themes, to sceneries with flowers, to robotic and futuristic type designs, to utility type Wallpapers. Because most are so subjective, we decided to concentrate on Utility type Live Wallpapers - ones that will give you useful information about your device.

Runner Up - Battery Nova Live Wallpaper

Battery Nova is a Live Wallpaper that helps keep track of your battery's charge level as well as its temperature.  It has an interesting graphic that is always moving and it changes colors based on the percentage of your batteries remaining charge.  You can customize the four colors to suite your tastes - green or blue for fully charged, yellow as it lowers, and red for almost completely discharged.  There are four corresponding battery charge levels that you can assign to your colors: 0 - 25-percent, 26 - 50-percent, 51 - 75-percent, and 76 - 100-percent.  The app is optimized to use very little of your devices resources.  There is also a Pro Version for only $1.00 at adds another level of discharge, allows the use of nine colors, exploits the HD display if your device uses one, has an optional light or dark theme, and is ad free.

Winner - Device Info Live Wallpaper

Device Info is a Live Wallpaper that indicates MANY values of your device's info on your home screen.  It was designed with consideration for low-power consumption, to avoid a drain on your battery and system resources - always good to know since it is constantly running.  The basic free version will show you: Date & Time (digital clock), CPU Usage (with history), Battery remain/temp/voltage, RAM Usage, Internal Memory Usage, SD-Card Usage, Tilt, Compass, Network Connection, Wi-Fi Info, CPU Specs, Device Basic Info, and Platform Info!

There is also an EX Version for $1.12 that adds many more layers of customization.  For $1.12, the EX Version enables you with the ability t0 - change the background color and its brightness, alter the text color, control the animation speed (smooth/standard/battery efficient), reverse the day and month, choose what information you want displayed, fix a layout, select Celsius or Fahrenheit, and choose the refresh interval. With all of this information at your fingertips, you have complete knowledge of what is going on inside your device, displayed right on your screen. Let us know in the comments or on Google+ if you use a Live Wallpaper and which one is your favorite.

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