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Back in the day, I used to use Samurize or RainMeter on my Windows machines to output the current system info on the desktop. That way, if something started acting funky, I would have an idea of where to start looking – if RAM was starting to get full, closing a couple of larger programs would usually fix the issue. If the CPU was peaking, then I could easily fire up the Task Manager and kill the culprit, proving that violence sometimes is the answer.

Joking aside, having system stats at a glance can be incredibly useful to those who like to obsess over those types of things. Now, you can displace that obsession to your mobile devices, thanks to a new live wallpaper called Device Info Live Wallpaper. Like the name suggests, it shows all your current device info on right on the homescreen.

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The wallpaper displays all sorts of pertinent information regarding the current system status:

  • Date/Time(Digital clock)
  • CPU Usage(with history)
  • Battery remain/temperature/voltage
  • RAM Usage
  • Internal Memory Usage
  • External Memory Usage(SD-Card)
  • Tilt
  • Compass
  • Network connection state
  • Wi-fi setting information
  • CPU spec
  • Device basic information
  • Platform information

In the paid version of the app, you can also customize the background color, toggle 12/24 hour clock (or remove it altogether), and adjust the background brightness and animation speed. If you're not looking for the extended customization, though, the free version should meet your needs just fine. You can find both at the widgets below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. 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-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tdrussell1 Trent Russell

    Taking live wallpaper battery drain to a whole new level.

    • George Fayad

      Kinda what i'm thinking. i Installed it on my gnex just to see how the battery drain is haha.

    • http://twitter.com/markzero mark zero (Jason)

      Clearly the paid version uses even more cpu, too; just compare those images. (kidding)

  • Kenny O

    I really like Elixir Widget for system info, works great and offer lots in the way of customization But this might be worth checking out.

  • Nexus 4 Owner

    Force closes after a few seconds on my nexus 4 :(

    • James Jenkins

      Same here

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

      The dev pushed an update that may fix this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gauravs1ngh Gaurav Singh

    I'd rather like to see this on my Pull down Notification tray. A toggle that flips it over and shows all this system info.

  • Ash Singh

    No good on nexus 4, FC.

  • cy_n_ic

    Nexus4 FC, FC, FC, uninstall...cant set any wallpaper? Wipe C&D, still no love. Grrr...Nand restore.

    Looks cool as hell though. Esp with a transparent theme.

    • Nick McCrory

      Why would you restore a nand? After clearing your cache android will still optimize at boot? Waste of time, ya think?

      • cy_n_ic

        Waste of time to restore function to my desktop? My wallpaper ceased to show and would not change from solid black. My first instinct is to boot recovery and wipe. After that failed to solve the issue i restored. I dont see how i wasted any time. Sorry if i was unclear about the issue.

        • Nick McCrory

          Are you on a custom rom? That could be why it deleted your wallpaper. Had that happen before, then just changed to a different one lol. Oh well. It does look nice though...

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

    Works well on the One X+. It's a shame it FCs on the Nexus 4, I'm sure the dev will fix it soon.

    • Eric G

      Also works well on my Note 2. Today only a crash when opening the camera. But returning to the home screen, the wallpaper played as if nothing happened.

  • http://twitter.com/snick8467 Tim Strobel

    force closes on evo lte...every time...shame too. cool concept.

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

      Try again.

  • Eric G

    I paid for it, only because it is so damn cool :). I have a Note 2, so battery drain won't be an issue :), if this is the case.

  • George Fayad

    Well i'm happy to report that while leaving the wallpaper on with the screen on for the past hour, i've only dropped a couple percent of battery. This is on a jbsourcery gnex with a seidio extended battery and sync disabled at the moment. Gotta say that's fairly impressive.

  • Ian Douglas

    Too bad they didn't plan the display better for the un-movable search widget at the top or the bottom home bar at the bottom. Uninstalled because I can't see about 25% of the information.

  • NuLLnVoiD

    It looks great on my Transformer Prime but it only has a portrait mode. A tablet mode would really be nice. I still think it's a great start and makes my inner geek happy.

  • http://twitter.com/RvLeshrac RvLeshrac

    Grabbed the paid version because I'm a fan of the concept. FCd on my N7 after about a minute and a half, so I refunded.

    Nice concept, though. If dev fixes the FCing, I'd gladly pay the $1.12

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

      Try it now.

  • RichA

    Purchased the extended version as I wanted the option to remove the clock, but you can't just to let you know. Refunded..

  • rahulkadukar

    Can someone suggest a good widget that displays System info and is highly customizable.

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