Google's new live wallpaper measures your battery life, notifications, and network signal strength

Google's new live wallpaper measures your battery life, notifications, and network signal strength
Google Creative Labs has released a new live wallpaper that actually serves a purpose. Most Android users have avoided using live wallpaper because of the way they chew up battery life. While they looked cool when Android was first getting off the ground, most live wallpaper now seems dated and boring. But this new live wallpaper, called Meter, changes that.

Available now as a free download from the Google Play Store, Meter uses geometrical shapes to show you your battery life, network signal strength, and notifications. You can move the image around on the screen by turning or tilting your handset, and Meter will go through three visualizations each time you unlock your phone.

Check out Meter in action by watching the video below, and don't forget to view the slideshow. To download and install the free live wallpaper, click on the sourcelink. You might find the extra battery life that the live wallpaper eats, to be a small price to pay for the information you are seeing on your screen.




source: Meter (Android), Shayan Amir-hosseini via RedmondPie

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