Making your home screen look sharp is not hard, thanks to the open nature of the Android platform. This is exactly why you should check out some great material wallpapers for Android. There is something amazing about these wallpapers that make them standout a lot from the rest. Don’t get me wrong, I do like standard wallpaper apps for Android for all my nature landscapes but material design wallpapers feel neat and clean somehow.
Another reason why these wallpapers look so great on your Android is the scalability. No matter what size of smartphone or tablet you have, these vector designs will look remarkable on all of them. I really like how well the scrolling effect makes the wallpapers look so well. I would also recommend that you use one of the best icon packs to go with your new wallpapers as they complement each other really well.
Note: The best material wallpapers for Android were tested on a Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone. The apps worked fine and no problems were faced during testing. Some of the apps need an active internet connection to download full resolution images and other data. While the images vary in size, it is advisable that you do the downloading connected to a WiFi connection.
1. Tapet – Infinite Wallpapers
This app was featured in another wallpaper list I did a while back and now it is undoubtedly the number one app here. This is a unique app which doesn’t actually hosts the images anywhere like other apps do, in fact, it makes them on the fly. That’s right, this app generates material wallpapers for you on your device and without the need of the internet. The app uses an algorithm to nail down a wallpaper tailor made for you.
The real beauty is that you can select the pattern, the color and even some of the design elements. Everything will be generated by the push of a button.
For example, I really wanted my wallpapers to include red and black colors and lines. I selected a pattern that fancied my liking and then simply selected the colors I wanted in the next generation. This allowed me to get the wallpaper that I personally wanted and not the one designer intended me to have.
2. Material Wallpapers: Infinite
This app here is a fine example of progress. When I first installed this app a while back, it only hosted pre-made wallpapers. Now it also has infinitely generated wallpapers as well. This is the right way to remain competitive in the market, and the developers should be appreciated.
There are still ready-made wallpapers if you are in a hurry, but the best way is to generate your own. The infinitely generated wallpapers can also be conditioned with colors, shapes, and even sizes. You can also put the app to auto-switch the wallpapers for you.
3. Material Islands
Material Islands is my new favorite, at least until I run out of islands to put on my home screen. The app has a great interface and most of all the wallpapers are all amazing to look at. The material wallpaper app is exquisite and has given me some inspiration to do better art myself.
The only bad thing about the app I can find is that the wallpapers are not available for PC and Laptop usage. Technically they are but they don’t look as great as seen on Android devices. The app comes with some great parallax effects, custom time spans and a lot of other options. One of the best features of this app is the compatibility with Android Wear watches. The wallpapers look remarkable as watch faces.
4. Material Wallpapers(Android L)
If you are in the market for some simple material wallpapers, this is the app you should get. The wallpapers are pre-made and are available in almost any resolution you can imagine.
If your smartphone is still lacking the Android Lollipop love and you would like to get those great material design wallpapers, this app has got you covered. Apart from that, there is nothing new or innovative about this app. It is a simple app that allows you to download the wallpapers you like and use them however you want.
Material wallpapers for Android are just gaining traction in the market and we have already seen some great innovations. The first app alone comes with enough wallpapers to keep you happy for a very long time. Personally, I have used Tapet and loved it a lot. Although it drains the battery faster when put on auto change, the app is still one of the best ones around. I can only imagine what these developers will come up with next and I can’t wait to see these apps updated with more features.
What sort of person are you? Do you like circular patterns in your material design wallpapers on Android or are you more of a line guy? Do tell us your preferences in the comments below.