With the introduction of Android 2.1, it is now possible to have live (not static), animated and richer wallpapers as their background in the home screen. A live wallpaper is very similar to a normal Android application and has access to all the facilities of the platform: SGL (2D drawing), OpenGL (3D drawing), GPS, accelerometers, network access, etc.
Nexus One has some interesting wallpapers which uses some of these APIs to create fun and interesting user experiences. The Grass wallpaper in Nexus One uses the location of the phone to compute the sunrise and sunset times in order to change the background to display appropriate sky
Please note that live wallpaper is an Android 2.1 feature.
Many great live wallpapers are already available on Android Market and we can’t wait to see more!
The Nexus One comes with the following specifications
he hardware is manufactured by HTC, and it contains everything a smartphone of today can have:
- Qualcomm 1 GHz processor
- 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM, Micro SD Card slot
- 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution
- UMTS Band 1/4/8, HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps GSM/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A2DP stereo Bluetooth
- 5 megapixels & LED Flash
- Digital compass, Accelerometer
To operate all the underlying hardware and to interact with the user Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 is in charge.