I am not a big fan of live wallpapers. They provide me with eye candy for a few minutes before I completely lose interest and start playing Cut The Rope. However, sometimes live wallpapers can be informative or so compelling that they deserve a second look. The Neon Microcosm Free LWP is one such live wallpaper that is not particularly useful but is aesthetically pleasing.


This live wallpaper hurtles you around a colony of glowing cells and if you purchase the paid version you can also tap the screen to generate new cells and select their colour.

If you want to show off your shiny new Android phone to your friends, there is no better way to do so than having this wallpaper on display.

Abhiroop Basu
Abhiroop Basu is an opinionated tech and digital media blogger. As a doe-eyed twenty-something he started his first blog TechComet to comment on anything tech-related that caught his omniscient eye. Since then he has blogged for Android Police, Make Tech Easier, and This Green Machine. In the real world, Abhiroop Basu is a resident of Singapore and the Editor of The Digit, a subsidiary of The Potato Productions Group.

  • Martijn

    Seems like a bad ripoff of the Samsung Galaxy S2 live wallpaper.

  • http://twitter.com/mikeGsays GarciaM25

    This crew made the Digital Hive LWP, and I love that one..... downloading this now!

  • BlackOmega

    God, live wall papers make my milestone near unsuable, this one is really nice, but I guess I would only use a live wall paper on a quad core cell phone...

  • Thomas Wright

    In the closing paragraph of this post you have said 'of' where you most probably mean 'off'.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/abhiroop-basu/ Abhiroop Basu

      Thanks! Corrected.

  • Al McDowall

    Wow. Just downloaded it. Just...wow.
    I was very happy with Digital Hive, but this is even better. Fantastic effect, really like a window into another world.

    Very very impressive.

  • http://www.psycho.ziggy471.com psycho_maniac_

    This is really really nice. Thanks!

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

    If it's too fast for some of you, you can adjust the speed in the settings.

  • Simon Belmont

    When it's set to a red color it reminds me of the Metroid Prime title screen. I love all of the Metroid Prime games, by the way. :)

    This is a pretty cool Live Wallpaper. I may just pick up the paid version. ;)

  • Justin Moore

    Good-looking LWP, might look neat on my tablet. But to be clear, this does not resemble a colony of cells in any real-world sort of way. It kinda looks like a highly-dilute broth suspension, but then you could as easily say these are dust particles floating in water.

    Either way, very pretty.