The new Google Pixel 4a should reach the hands of consumers who pre-ordered the phone next week, so there shouldn’t be any surprises left for us to discover. However, there was one small discovery that slipped under the radar until now: the existence of a new live wallpaper called “Eclipse.”
This live wallpaper was first discovered by Droid-Life earlier this week, and it comes as part of the “Come Alive” section in the Google Wallpapers app. The description of “Eclipse” reads as follows: “Watch the colors ebb and flow as your battery life changes.” “Eclipse” is a pretty simple live wallpaper that shows a blue or purple tint slowly fade from the top of the screen to the bottom as the battery level of the phone decreases. The blue tint is shown when the phone’s system-wide theme is set to “Light,” while the purple tint is shown when the phone’s system-wide theme is set to “Dark.”
Here are two screenshots showing the purple versus blue tints of the “Eclipse” live wallpaper:
Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer Pranav Pandey, I installed the Google Pixel 4a’s “Eclipse” live wallpaper on my ASUS ROG Phone 3. Pranav Pandey is the developer responsible for porting the live wallpapers from the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 4, so it’s no surprise to see him return to port the newly discovered Pixel 4a live wallpaper.
Here are Pranav Pandey’s release notes for this live wallpaper port:
- Android 7.0+ support by removing the Wallpaper Colors API introduced in Android 8.1 (API 27). Due to this, System UI color will not change according to the live wallpaper on the supported devices. Please download the separate 8.1+ APK with all the functionality.
- No special arm64 dependency so, I think it should work on most of the devices.
- I found that some features (and a new wallpaper) are under development. I will try to investigate further after future updates.
- Ambient Mode was disabled by default within the APK. So, I think it will not work on Always On display.
- Tested on Xperia Z5 Android 7.1 (API 25).
You can download the Eclipse live wallpaper from the links below. Visit Pranav Pandey’s forum thread on XDA to follow his latest development efforts or to ask questions about this port.
Pranav Pandey discovered that Google was working on another live wallpaper for the Pixel 4a called “Pulley.” However, it seems that the Pulley live wallpaper isn’t fully implemented yet as there aren’t any Services or Dex files associated with it. Nonetheless, he has extracted the stills from this unimplemented live wallpaper that you can apply on any device. A preview of the two Pulley wallpaper stills can be found below; to download them in their original quality, click the “Still Images” link from above.
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