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Aug
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Normally, I feel like live wallpapers are a novelty at best. While they may add functionality or pleasing aesthetics to a device's homescreen, they usually end up sucking down the battery and slowing down the device as a result.

Every once in a while, though, a LWP comes along that makes any potential downsides totally worth it. Thus is the case with a new live wall from Bizai Studio called Swirling Ornaments.

I'm going to be totally honest here -- this may be the best LWP I've ever seen. The colors, smooth transitions, and overall elegance is truly beautiful. Have a look:

The best part is that this wall is completely free. I'm not sure why the dev decided to forgo a pricetag on such an elegant piece of art, as most users would probably pay at least something for something this well made.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • jim

    nice. saw this on reddit earlier today. def gonna check it out

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com Silver Fang

    That's pretty. I love fractals!

  • Slighter

    Sorry but your man card has been suspended indefinitely

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

      I loled.

  • hkb

    Noway, thats just 'too pretty' to have it on my sgs2....
    im happy with tasker changing my wps.

  • Simon Belmont

    The spinning transitions between home screens are cool. I wasn't expecting that to happen.

    Unless I missed it, it needs a random color option. That would be nice.

    • weriossy

      If even has that. Select "Random" under "Settings / Color". It's the top most option.

      • Simon Belmont

        Thanks! I missed that somehow.

        This is a nice LWP. My wife is using it right now!

  • scotto

    Any idea why it needs full internet access (in permissions)?

  • NYC_Dave

    *** The wallpaper requires internet and network access due to the ads which are displayed in the 'Settings' section.***

    Not only are LWP a waste of resources and some battery life, this one also guzzles your internet connection as well. Sigh..

  • alan27inla

    Seems pretty tame to me.

  • Richard

    You must not have seen many LWP's if you think this one is the best that you have ever seen..

  • Chance

    Just downloaded and installed this and it seems to cain the CPU on my SGSII.
    Watchdog constantly sends me notifications when this is running, using 30%-50% of CPU.

    Is this normal or is there some way to limit just how much resourses it can use?

    • Flame

      I wonder why I get "This app is incompatible with your SGS2" on this app and so many others...

      • Chance

        Downloaded fine for me, doesn't say anything about it being incompatible. I just uninstalled and redownloaded even.

        I am rooted, wouldn't think that'd make any difference though.

  • DevilDogVIKING

    I tried it but stopped after a few minutes. It slows down the phone when I'm swyping from one screen to another, makes it very laggy. If they can fix that it would be a very nice wallpaper.

  • Blueron

    Actually, the comments for this app seem to be swirling between weird and hilarious ..take a look --
    **This app cured my cancer
    **This made me feel funny in the bathing suit area
    ** AmaZing wallpaper bro. One suggestion, narwhals
    And ..WTF -- ?
    Dev is very responsive, but probably homosexual. Thats fine nowadays though. Also causes my books to be re-read by giant flies - interesting but unexpected side effect.

  • L boogie

    Running this wallpaper on my og incredible 2.3.5 and pretty smooth so far

  • Savvas S

    That's quite a boring wallpaper - I mean after having seen the video I don't even want to try it.

    So yeah, no wonder it's free.