Today is December 24th, Christmas Eve Day. You'd think today would be a day of cosy downtime with friends and family, perhaps the odd sledge-riding excursion or snow-creature and snow-angel making in the back garden... but no, cities the world over are abuzz with last minute shoppers grabbing frantically at a scattering of remaining items in harvested stores. If not busy shopping, people have already started preparing for the eating marathon that lies ahead, or else are doing final touch-ups on their Christmas trees, arguably the most iconic representative of the holiday season. Whether you're a Christmas fanatic or grouch, you have to admit that if anything can generate a spark of Christmas spirit it's the image of the Christmas tree. Okay, okay, either that or the nosh.
For those of you who have not become completely engrossed by Christmas activities and will still steal the occasional glance at your smartphones, read on and find out how Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper can bring a festive mood to your Android device.
Test device: LG Optimus Black
Android version: 2.2.2
Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper is, as I'm sure you've guessed, an app that lets you decorate your own Christmas and use it as a wallpaper. The yule tree itself is standing in an evergreen forest, and snowflakes are gently falling.
The app is 3,8 MB in size, supports App2sd and doesn't require any permissions.
Once it has been installed it will automatically be added to your live wallpapers, and not to your applications list.
Go to settings to design both the background and the tree to your own liking, and rejoice little children, for there are many a setting to choose from. Tree choices: standard, happy or frozen tree. Snow settings: amount and speed of snow can be selected. Fairy lights for the tree: select a colour, shape and amount of lights. The lights are, of course, atwinkle, so pick in which way you would like to see them sparkle. Speaking of sparkly things: you can also other shapes that you would like to see twinkling away at you, including white and golden stars.
Bottom line: Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper is a jolly nice app and will score well with users who are in a festive mood and want to bring the Christmas spirit to their Androids. Admittedly, the whole thing is somewhat kitschy—but if ever there was a season to be kitschy, it's Christmas (I say this now, but just wait and see what we have in store for you for Valentine's Day).
Dear AndroidPIT community,
Happy holidays! Wishing you merriment, food-overdoses and tons of prezzies.
Screen & Controls
Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper is a pretty sight indeed. Graphics are superb and controls are child's play. As mentioned, the app can be found in your list of live wallpapers rather than applications.