LG announced today that their LG G5 will soon receive 360-degree live wallpapers, much to the delight of wallpaper lovers, and much to the dismay of battery-conscious users everywhere. Their official statement reads:
“The 360 Wallpaper feature allows users to set spherical images as the background image on the LG G5 home screen. By moving the phone or swiping the display, the background takes on a life of its own, similar to the experience one would see in a virtual reality world.”
The move pairs their phones with images created with LG’s 360 Cam which is able to take “photo spheres”, so if you own both a camera and an LG G5 you can create your own 360-degree live wallpaper. Which is a cool feature, since the quality of these images is great:
I have to admit that it’s a cool feature and a great selling point for LG – not sure how many people will actually use it, since the battery trade-off is too much for most. This begs the question: would you use this live wallpaper?
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