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Last Updated: May 1st, 2012

To our friends overseas: no spoilers! Depending on where you live in the world, you're either coming down from an Avengers high, or eagerly anticipating the end of your four-year wait for this movie. Either way, you could probably use a little more of Marvel's most famous superheroes of late in your life. So, here. Have an official live wallpaper.

The live wallpaper costs $0.99. We say this because, although you can download it for free here, the wallpaper requires an in-app purchase of 99 cents to unlock the heroes. So, unless you've been waiting for years to see that sweet Avengers logo and a burning car, this app just costs a buck. As a side note to Cellfish Studios: this is extremely dumb. I'm sure there are plenty of people willing to pay a dollar for a live wallpaper, and zero people who would not, but would be willing to pay a dollar to unlock key features of a free live wallpaper. Just charge a dollar and be done with it.

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The wallpaper also has surprisingly limited compatibility with many devices. Then there's the scrolling issue. While the images from the Play Store seem to imply that the wallpaper will scroll, neither Artem nor myself were able to get this to work. Hopefully on some other devices it will.

If you're one of the lucky ones that this wallpaper works for, and you don't mind some scrolling issues (or don't have them on your device), grab it from the widget below. And, for you 'Murricans: four days to go!

Update:

Cellfish Media reached out to us to let us know that the company has updated the live wallpaper to fix the scrolling issue. However, "fix" is not quite accurate. Now, in the settings for the live wallpaper, you can select "auto-pan" to make the LWP automatically scroll. With this feature you won't lose out on the bulk of the characters you spent $0.99 to unlock, however it doesn't actually pan as you swipe. It's an odd fix, but at least it's not clearly broken.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • AdamLange

    It looks shitty. Any kid with super-uber-creator can make better looking one .... 

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    I am a total comic book movie fiend, but i do not understand why this movie in particular is getting some much attention.

    Am I excited for this movie?
    -Yes

    Will I see it in theaters?
    -Yes

    Will it be good?
    -Probably

    Is this going to be the greatest film ever made forcing Hollywood to be completely shutter itself after accomplishing perfection?
    -God I hope so, otherwise I am guessing there will be mass suicides.

    • shiro

       Don't worry. It will be good. Amazing even. Everyone was clapping and standing in admiration after the film. Don't forget to watch the after credit!

    • http://www.thepixelpuse.com Aj Meadows

      I know RT isn't a 100% indicator of a film's quality, but The Avengers has a locked in score of 96%, which is two points higher than the current superhero movie champ (The Dark Knight) So I think it's safe to say that from a purely objective standpoint: It's going to be 'good' at the very least. Any super hero flick being on par with TDK is a winner in my book. Also, it's written and directed by Joss Whedon, that guy knows his super-hero shit (being a sometimes writer for Marvel and all)

    • sonicdsl

      Saw a screening on Thursday.... Completely. Awesome.  Can't wait to see it at least five more times...in the theater!

      • Jameslepable

        is it not released yet in America, I saw it last Thursday it was epic.

        • http://www.thepixelpuse.com Aj Meadows

          No, it doesn't hit America until Friday :(

  • David N

    That wallpaper doesn't look very good, not worth paying for.

    The movie is great though, so far it's definitly the best movie of the year! :)

  • Zepplin76

    Scrolls on my Droid Bionic... but not good even with characters unlocked.. like the dev name.. cell fish= selfish ... hahaha

  • fixxmyhead

    am i the only one who isn't excited to see this movie but will probably watch it?

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

      I'm relatively excited, though not nearly as excited as everyone else I know, but I will definitely watch it.

  • Abhishek Saharawat

    Wallpaper sucks....but have seen the movie in the theater and Only two superheroes made it worth watching - Bruce aka Hulk and Tony aka Iron Man.....the sheer strength of Hulk shown amaze you and make you laugh out in the middle of action! Recommended to all those who are fan :-) Go have a laugh full of action in the second half especially!

    Cheers!! :)

  • anetam

    Watched the movie and it's just stunning! Best Marvel movie so far! To anyone having doubts about it, just stop it! Marvelous movie!