The Pixel's wallpaper app is now available for all Android phones

It won't change how you use your phone, but it will make it nicer to look at.
Nathan Ingraham
N. Ingraham|10.19.16

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Nathan Ingraham
October 19th, 2016
The Pixel's wallpaper app is now available for all Android phones
If you've ever picked up a Chromebook, you've probably noticed that Google loads them up with dozens of gorgeous wallpapers. But for some reason, Google has only offered a paltry handful lately on its Android devices. That changed with the Pixel and Pixel XL, which came with a great Wallpapers app with the same variety and quality we're used to seeing on Chromebooks, and now the app is available for all Android devices.

The Wallpapers app, which is now live in the Play Store, offers images in five different categories: Earth, landscapes, cityscapes, life and textures. Each category has more images than I wanted to count, and there's an option that'll cycle through a particular category with new options every day. Naturally, you can also access your device's default wallpapers as well as your own photos in this app, as well.

If you want to see more from the photographer who took each shot, you can tap an "explore" button to see details on the artist and location -- it'll bring you to the shot on Google+ or the 500px photo-sharing community. And Google says it'll keep adding more images over time. It's not the kind of app that's going to change how you use your phone, but it might just make it a little more pleasant to look at.

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