Top Ten Best Android Live Wallpapers about Space, Galaxy, Flight, Wormhole, and so on.
The following is a list of ten best live wallpapers for Android OS about space, curated from a list I maintain over at my other hub: Over 200 Android Live Wallpapers Reviewed. They are great for showing off your Android phone or tablet.
There are actually 15 live wallpapers linked here, as one of them is a collection of 4 different LWPs. To download these, make sure you have access to Android Marketplace. All of these links are to the FREE versions, though some may have paid alternatives as well. The links are to Appbrain.com. If you have Fast Market Install, you can install directly from Appbrain.com. Otherwise, click through to Android Market and download there.
If you have questions about how to use a Live Wallpaper, please see my other hub for details.
The "Galaxy" series by Maxelus
Maxelus created four different live wallpapers: Ice Galaxy, Inferno Galaxy, Vortex Galaxy, and Shadow Galaxy, all looking different, yet similar in nature. All are visually impressive.
All four are free and available at Android Market.
Galaxy Core by AOI Studio
Galaxy Core (also known as Galaxy Core 3D) includes a dozen different galaxies (including nebulae) and looks beautiful though the colors seem to be a bit too bright for space. However, they are at least somewhat scientifically accurate with different presentations, like wisp, disc, globular, and so on.
It is worth a detailed look as it is free!
NOTE: Not the same as "Galactic Core"
Galaxy Core 3D
NOTE: AOI Studio appear to have been banned from Android Market
Hyperspace 3D by GoWallpaperDev
Hyperspace 3D is an adaptation of "Hyperspace" from ReallySlick Screensavers for Windows. I've highlighted some of its cousins on my "Ten Best Free Windows Screensavers" hub. The Android version is just as impressive. You fly through a space, inside a "time tunnel", and watch galaxies and such go by. Very impressive.
WARNING: This version seem to violate the GPL license from ReallySlick screensaver's Source code.
No longer available in market
Star Chase by unixseb
Star Chase is an homage to the space chase scenes in Star Wars (and a bit to the space shooters like X-Wing and Star Wars arcade). You get a first-person view of some sort of Star Wars spacecraft in front, jinking left and right trying to get away.
The real run about this LWP is if you tap the screen you shoot lasers at the target! If you hit it enough times, it goes kaboom! However, if you miss too many times, it will get away!
Starfield 3D is the stereotypical 'flying through space' live wallpaper. Viewpoint shift if you switch to one of the other desktop panes, and rather minimal CPU drain. You can also engage "sideways view" and pretend it's a meteor shower.
No longer available, use the alternate version below
NOTE: There is another LWP of nearly the same name from from We Like Caps
Asteroid Belt by Kittehface
Asteroid Belt doesn't have that much motion, but it compensates by having quite detailed graphics, as you watch the asteroids fly by. You can even see the orbits of other planets, and the sun. The asteroids themselves are quite detailed and visually impressive.
The planets do move according to time of day, landscape mode support is there, and switching to different panes on desktop will shift the view. All in all, great value for free.
Celestial Bodies Lite by gentlemandroid
Celestial Bodies Lite is a limited version of Celetial Bodies, i.e. the planets of our Solar System. You only get a few planets in the freebie version, but it is still visually impressive.
The full version, only $1.25, has much more, including ability to generate a new solar system for you.
Earth Live Wallpaper by unixseb
Earth Live Wallpaper is one of the earliest LWPs on the market, and the author has made a "map pack" available that included other planets, even fictional planets like Death Star and such. It is very detailed and very impressive.
Galactic Core by Kittehface
Galactic Core is a better looking version of the built-in Galaxy Core (not to be confused with the 3D version highlighted above). The viewpoint is shifted and zoomed closer in so you can see far better details of this swirling galaxy. If you shift to different panes on the desktop the viewpoint will shift as well. If you like it you can buy the "donation version" from the market.
Jumpgate by Kittehface
Jumpgate has Andy the Android on a "jetpack" flying through hyperspace, dodging the occasional asteroid. Tap him and he'll wave "hi" or do a barrel roll to show off. Different panes will show different perspectives of the same action.
Paid version have more options, like speed, asteroid density, even different ships (not just Andy the Android)
Hope you enjoy this Top Ten Roundup, and stay tuned for more Top Ten Roundups in the near future!
In the meanwhile, check out some of the other Android App Reviews below.
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