A new live wallpaper (LWP) app has been released on the Market. LWPs may be a dime a dozen, but this one is definitely worth a look:

 

From what I can tell, there is no actual relation to NVIDIA/Ageia's PhysX engine, other than a focus on physics (who would’ve guessed?). The effect is quite cool though - the particles move based on how you’re holding the phone, and can be set to act in various manners. Very nifty.

There are a variety of color combinations available (“Deep Blue” is below), and you can opt to change how the particles act. Still, a few more options would have been nice - for example, you can’t define the color of the background - it has to either be black (as below), or the color defined by the combination selected (for example, in Deep Blue it’s a medium blue).

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The biggest drawback: like most LWPs, this thing seriously zaps performance - in fact, it firmly establishes itself in my book as the most performance-killing LWP I’ve ever used. Even after playing with it for a few minutes, menus and transitions are still extremely laggy, and apps take longer to start and run.

As with most apps, the PhysX Live Wallpaper is available through the market.

QR code for market://search?q=pname:com.kunnskap.android.wallpaper.physx

[Source: Mono-Lab.CH (blog), AppBrain]