Live wallpaper brings iOS7-like background effects on Android

Live wallpaper brings iOS7-like background effects on Android
This was bound to happen sooner or later. The fancy parallax wallpaper effects – one of the many new features in iOS 7 – can be enjoyed on Android as well thanks to this live wallpaper application. Appropriately named "3D Parallax Background", the software gently pans the background image depending on which direction the smartphone or tablet is tilted, thus creating the illusion of depth. 

The app comes with several background images pre-loaded, but the user is free to pick a wallpaper of their own, of course. Its developer claims that having this live wallpaper enabled should have a barely noticeable effect on battery life. In fact, the app is automatically brought down to a halt so that it doesn't use any of the CPU's time. Nevertheless, there are settings that can reduce its power consumption even further. 

3D Parallax Background does not come free, but at least it won't plague your smartphone or tablet with annoying pop-up advertisements. Here's a quick video demo of the app in action!

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23 Comments

1. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

apple hate comments in 3...2....1... I expected that. there's always a bunch of immature baboons who have no sense of being rational infiltrating P.A Posts relating to apple or Android.. possibly windows phone. tell me, what's the point of saying "FROFLROOFLFLFLFILFFLOLOLOOOL Apple suksssss! Android ownzzz" or "WOW REVOLUTIONARY! (Old joke, bob.)"? I don't see How you twats would gain from flaming companies. I used androids and iDevices and I must say both are really good. if only someone heroic and brave enough to obliterate bIased rage nerds and geeks off of this website...

3. wendygarett unregistered

Sorry dude, ios make it wrong, and android just correct that

9. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

No....

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30890; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Last week you were on the other side of the fence, in late August you'll be back loving iOS. This is why no one takes you serious...Itgarett

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Kinda seems like you're inviting it to happen now though... I mean, yours is the first comment and it's not even about the article. It's about comments that haven't/hadn't even occurred yet. Ever heard the term: self-fulfilling prophecy?

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes +1 to you, I also wanted to comment the same.

6. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Ya, Dude. These people can be divided in 3 categories :- 1) Apple fan - "Android is great but I love iOS" 2) Android fan - "iOS is great but I love Android" 3) Idiots - "Apple sucks, BLA BLA Android is great / Android is copy, Apple is the real one And BLA BLA BLA...."

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30890; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great post +1

2. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

BTW good that apple is back into the game......the new ios look shows that cupertino changed their direction. I'm looking forward to what innovations they will make (no sarcasm intended). BTW here's something for the people who thinks tremendously high specs on a phone is everything- specs are like clothes. Branded clothes. for you to show off. Software and OS is like a person's character- what you are really made off. ;)

4. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Normally I would not pay for a wallpaper, but... does look pretty cool for only $0.99. I'll give it some time out on the Play Store first though to see if customer comments confirm or deny it's effect on battery life.

24. eliasjonah

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Hello, Know need to worry i am here to assist you. FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE To get free wallpaper to your smartphone ypu can go here and download unlimited unique wallpapers. 1. bit.ly/14JOHyW 2. bit.ly/16a3m6d 3. play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vm.andro​id.clockwork.black2.lite 4. play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vm.andro​id.clockwork2.lite Thanks, Elias Jonah

7. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Such wallpapers were present in Google Play, long ago. Maybe Apple took a little insPIRATion from them :) . Just joking.

8. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I'm using it right now..it's nice but doesn't worth to pay for..it must be free.

10. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I brought an android smartphone because i dont like apple or apple products. Why would i want to make my phone look like an iphone? Pointless!! Completely!!!

16. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

pointless is you commenting on something you clearly have no interest in. guess simpletons like yourself cant hold there attention seeking rage against an inanimate object in

23. eliasjonah

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Hello Scriptwriter, Know need to worry i am here to assist you. To get free wallpaper to your smartphone ypu can go here and download unlimited unique wallpapers. 1. bit.ly/14JOHyW 2. bit.ly/16a3m6d 3. play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vm.andro​id.clockwork.black2.lite 4. play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vm.andro​id.clockwork2.lite Thanks, Elias Jonah

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice Live wallpaper of iOS7-like background effects on Android.

17. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Funny how the first comment is about how Android Fans are going come in and make bashing comments on Apple. But, yet, only bashing so far has been from Apple fans. One saying how Android fans are just show offs and Apple user have a stand out character. Another one calling Android user "simpletons" cause he just made his opinion about how he does not like Apple products known. There is a word for this.... As far the post, it is misleading in a way. It claims that Android can now have an iOS7 like wallpaper. Which is just simply not true. The Playstore has had, for many year, a bunch of live wallpaper to choose from. Many different effect and styles. The truth of the matter, it would be correct to say that iOS can finally have a limited version of live wallpaper already found in Android. In no way am I trying to "bash" Apple or their users. These are just the facts. I don't care for Apple, which is why I don't support the company. But, I care even less what someone else choose to spend their money on. Use what you want.

18. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

PA. What the HELL took you so long to figure this out, I was finding these back in late june, this particular version wasn't out then but there were others.

19. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Correct me if I am wrong but this type of wall paper was available for years. I remember using them on my Motorola Atrix ( which but the way also included a fingerprint sensor). So I can't see how the writer here is claiming that the ios effect has finally come to Android?

20. vddeguzman

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

I bought the wallpaper. The video is overpromising. Panning has lags which ruins the 3d effect. Im using an S4. Asked for a refund.

21. navi16

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

looks.... kind the 3d image live wallpaper... i tried both, and definitely liked most the 3d image live wallpaper..

22. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Umm... yeh 3d image lwp been out since last year(maybe longer) and does the same thing Nick T. Before io7. Nice way to start a fan war. Type in " 3d gyro" "gyro" "3d lwp" etc. any order in the play store and see how far all this really goes back. Opotech does a great job and its free

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