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May
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Remember the stunning MyWater live wallpaper that was ripped out of the Transformer a month ago, complete with ice cubes floating in water that shifts around when you tilt your tablet? Here it is:

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I actually had no idea but apparently the water level changes depending on the battery charge level. Very cool!

This was the only live wallpaper I've ever considered running on my XOOM - it's original, well done, and constantly draws intrigued stares from the people around. It was the only one until today that is, when I saw Ruvort's custom mods to it over at XOOMForums.com. 10 flavors exist right now, and Ruvort is working on at least 6 more. Let's have a look, shall we?

First and foremost, let's get this over with - behold the ultimate beer drinkers' live wallpaper so full of win that I am scrambling to find words to describe it:

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The other 9 wallpapers offer customizations of the water color and the object floating in it - we have a rubber ducky, a submarine, a cherry, and a message in a bottle. Here are some of them:

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Needless to say, I think you've already guessed which wallpaper both the XOOM and the Tab 10.1 are going to be sporting from now on.

Hit up the download links in the forum post and don't forget to thank Ruvort for his great working and creativity.

Source: XOOM Forums

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • http://www.xoomforums.com/index.php wicked

    Thanks for posting this up Artem!

    • Ruvort

      New beer one is uploaded and looks better than ever!

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Wow, you rock, Ruvort, this new one looks so much better! Updated the post.

  • Ruvort

    This is great! Thank you very much. I am going to try and update the beer one with a cleaner background image and release the rubber ducky one that is actually above water. Lol

  • Bigtex

    Love it, thanks for the post. I also am not generally a fan of live wallpapers. I found the ice/water for battery level clean and well made to where I used it. Most others are more novelty for a bit. Love the beer one.

    • Kane

      Holy shit, the water level stands for the battery level? I had no idea! Is that true?

      • http://www.xoomforums.com/index.php wicked

        Yes sir, it's true.

        • Foo

          Don't forget guys - this is the FUTURE! :-)

      • Mocha K

        That's exalty what I was thinking. This stuff is so crazy and awesome!

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Don't forget about my Yellow Submarine version!

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1086488

    • Ruvort

      Exactly! You kicked ass with that version of it ArrToo

  • Tucker

    This Is amazing, can I get these on my phone?

  • tvpirate

    I'm on the viewsonic gtablet CM7 and somehow every apk I downloaded from that forum has a "Application not installed" error?

    • Artem Russakovskii

      Make sure you uninstall the previous version you might have or else the signatures might clash. Happened to me because I had installed the original a month ago.

      • tvpirate

        Thanks for the reply Artem; but this is the first I've seen of these (awesome) wallpapers and so I dont have any "previous" versions (I've checked) to speak of.

        I wonder if CM's "stock" Live Wallpapers are the ones causing the issue?

        • Christo Acosta

          I had the same problem when I tried to install from Downloads (the built-in app). When I installed from Root Explorer, it worked just fine!

  • dragonithe

    I tried the beer lwp on my phone (HTC Desire), but it gives me a strange white box where the lemon or bubbles should be.
    https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/20110529_112658.jpg?w=b7bc9d12

    • Tucker

      I have tried a couple of them, they would install, but would fc when trying to set as my wallpaper on my droid X...

  • Tyler

    Maybe because its a Tablet only LWP? or Duel core?

  • Ruvort

    I believe the fcs are due to the api level of this wallpaper so sadly its meant for honeycomb at the moment. This is just how asus coded it =/ I have seen some people getting it working on non-honeycomb so I am not a 100% sure what the difference is there. I want this to work on all phones so I will try and investigate, but I do need some help from someone with more android programing knowledge than I.

    • Tyler

      they look great btw wished it worked on the Transformer

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Ruvort, I believe the problem on the Transformer itself is that all your mods share the same pname with the original, and the original cannot be uninstalled. Were you looking into changing the pname to something unique for all of them?

        • Ruvort

          yes I wanted to change the package name and played around with it but i couldnt manage to do it without breaking it. Do you know how to go about this Artem?

        • jcase

          Ruvort, how does it break exactly?

        • Christo Acosta

          This may be an odd question, but where are these installed? TB can see it, but I can't seem to find the actual .apk location... Maybe I should stop drinking while doing this :/

  • Ruvort

    @jcase they FC instantly once installed

    @Christo they are actually installed in the system apps

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I think jcase's point was how exactly do they force close? What's the logcat message?

  • Mazool98

    These work perfectly on the HTC EVO...I have hardware 004, and am running HTC Sense 3.0 on stock Gingerbread ROM/kernel, if that matters at all.

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