Well, that's one less Pixel-exclusive feature.
Google has released a new app to the Play Store for all Android users running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above. The app, simply called Wallpaper, offers almost the same functionality as the built-in wallpaper switcher on the Google Pixel, minus the array of interesting and unique Live Wallpapers that we covered in our review.
The upside is that now everyone has access to dozens of beautiful wallpapers curated by Google from Google Earth, Google+, and 500px's extensive selection of photos taken in the following categories:
Each of these has what I would consider the most interesting feature of the app itself: a Daily wallpaper toggle that downloads a new image every 24 hours. Many of the pre-loaded options are stunning high-resolution shots of everyday things, elevated to a new form thanks to professional post-processing and framing.
Those running Android 7.0 Nougat can also choose to apply a single wallpaper to both the lock screen and home screen at the same time, or apply two different images separately. Those running Jelly Bean to Marshmallow only have the option of changing the home screen through the app.
What do you think of the new Wallpaper app? Will it replace Muzei or another third-party option you're currently using? Let us know in the comments below!
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