Video: Live wallpapers on Dell Streak with Android 2.1


One of the small niceties about running Android 2.1 on the Dell Streak is being able to use live wallpapers. There’s a nice selection of them already included in 2.1, but there are many more available in Android Market and elsewhere on the internet. Some live wallpapers are CPU-intensive and can consume a lot of battery life, while others use a negligible amount of resources.

All of the preloaded live wallpapers and most of the third-party ones work well on the Streak. There are a few I’ve tried that work better in portrait mode (you remember how to rotate the Streak’s home screen, right?) than landscape, but most have no problem switching orientations.

I put together a short video showing various live wallpapers on the Streak, which you can see below.

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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7 thoughts on “Video: Live wallpapers on Dell Streak with Android 2.1

  • So awesome. Jenn would it be possible to say which ones are stock and which ones are downloaded.

  • Here’s what’s in the video:

    1. Droid 2 (from Droid 2) – downloaded
    2. Aurora (from Galaxy S) – downloaded
    3. aCircuit board – downloaded
    4. Grass – stock (sky changes according to time of day)
    5. Mario – downloaded
    6. Falling snow – downloaded
    7. Blue Sea (from Galaxy S) – downloaded
    8. VR Tunnel – downloaded
    9. Nexus – stock

    There are 9 other stock live wallpapers not shown in the video: Galaxy, Magic Smoke, Many, Maps, Polar clock, Spectrum, VU meter, Water, and Waveform.

  • I don’t get it guys, these are gimmicks at best and I find some highly distracting…some of these must also be killing battery life

  • Jenn! I see that you have the Matrix Live Wallpaper on the Streak. I have still not flashed to 2.1 yet, so could you please tell me how the Matrix live wallpaper is? I am very eager to try it out. Is it smooth? Does it look like the movie? ect?

  • No, nothing like the movie at all. This one is very, very slow. Tried it on my EVO (same CPU/GPU but running Froyo) and it was the same. I will try on my Droid X and see what happens. There are other Matrix live wallpapers in the Market, though, so maybe those produce better, more realistic results.

  • Ah that is too bad to hear. I am so excited if a Developer did the Matrix live wallpaper properly. I will search the marketplace once I do the update, thanks for the information.

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    I agree. Not having used Android yet, these appear to be more graphic demos. I may change my mind once I actually get started and download my own. Looking on Android Market, there appear to be some clock wallpapers. For now it just reminds me of MS Active Desktop. ;-]


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