If you're rocking Nougat right now, I'm happy for you. This is the benefit of buying a Nexus. For the rest of us, we'll be waiting a little while for Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and the rest to get updates to our phones. Okay, some of us will be waiting a lotta while, but in the meantime, we've got a little piece of Nougat you can taste on your own device: a rocking new wallpaper, pulled from the Google Now Launcher that pushed with Nougat on the Nexus 6P and 5X.
It's pink. It's glorious. It's dusky. And even though it's not the most exciting wallpaper, it's a wallpaper with a subtle grace and simplicity to add some class to your home screen.
I'm not entirely sure if this is sand or a coarse rock wall, but the lights and shadows at work here are breathtaking. I'd use two icon packs with this wall, one with the shadows and one with that beautiful golden rock.
This thin strip of sand along the deep, dark blue of the ocean is mesmerizing. It reminds me of trying to walk a delicate knife edge... Whether keeping balance or just remembering how thin the target you're reaching for is, this wallpaper has you covered.
As we navigate our lives, and the Android world, there's always rocks we have to steer away from, and while lighthouses sometimes help, we all must be vigilant as we try to traverse our own oceans.
Waves are enigmatic things. Taming them is impossible. Riding them takes the experience and the faith to let it carry you away. Wave represent tension, conflict, and yet they are quite peaceful to watch, and especially to hear.
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Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.