One of Android’s distinctive features is its ability to use “Live Wallpaper” on the phone’s home screens. Admittedly, these fun, animated backgrounds don’t serve much purpose except as eye candy, although some do at least include things like the time and date. Whether you use them or not, they are certainly popular. Many new, colorful and inventive themes are developed and released every day, despite many purists claiming they swallow up valuable system resources and battery power.

Let’s take a look at some of them here. If you don’t like our choices much, remember there’s thousands more to discover in the Android Market.

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