FAQ

What are live wallpapers?

Live wallpapers are special applications developed for mobile phones supported by Android system. Starting with Android 2.1, users can enjoy live wallpapers — richer, animated, interactive backgrounds — on their home screens. A live wallpaper is very similar to a normal Android application and has access to all the facilities of the platform. The live wallpapers included on Nexus One demonstrate the use of some of these APIs to create fun and interesting user experiences. For instance, the Grass wallpaper uses the phone’s location to compute sunrise and sunset times in order to display the appropriate sky.

Why can’t I get it on my phone?

Live wallpapers are a new feature added to Android in version 2.1. If you have a phone with an older version of Android, this application won’t work, and won’t appear in the market. Here you can find the list of supporting and non-supporting smartphones.

Why can’t I find wallpapers on market?

If you can’t find an application, first try editing your search terms; the publisher may have changed the name in the application. If it still doesn’t appear, it may not be available for your type of mobile device, in your location, or on your mobile service provider at this time. You can check our list of supporting and non-supporting smartphones. Developers also have the ability to target applications to specific mobile devices based off screen size, mobile service provider, or location.

From time to time, applications will become unavailable. Publishers might remove their applications from Android Market, or applications may also be removed for policy violations. More info

Why can’t I run .apk file?

Some phones are set by default to block apps not downloaded directly from Android Market. To allow installation from an unknown source, you should activate this option in the application settings first.

There is also a possibility that your mobile network operator disabled this option on your phone.

How can i read QR code?

Here’s how to use the QR codes to make finding apps easier.

Barcode Scanner is required to read the QR code. To get the app, open the Android Market and start a search for “Barcode”. You’ll see several options, but ignore all of them and scroll down to an app labeled “Barcode Scanner” and download the application.

After the app is installed, launch Barcode Scanner and you’ll see a red line across the screen. Move the phone forward to make the viewfinder zoom in on the QR code. The light from your computer screen will occasionally make it difficult to read. If that occurs, back up from the screen and then slowly move forward until the QR code comes into focus.

Once the code is read, a notification will come up that there is a Found URL. Click the “Open Browser” button and it will then bring up your application in the Android Market. Voila, you’ve got your app link. Now you know how to use QR codes.