Setting a solid color wallpaper for Android devices
Recently when I upgraded my little Dell Streak 7 to Honeycomb 3.2 I lost my favorite wallpapers. I don't really like the default wallpapers available & most of the downloadable wallpapers are just too busy for my tastes.
So to get started again I decided I just wanted a simple solid color for a background. Having a heavy graphic wallpaper on a PC is one thing, where much of your actions are menu driven, however on my tablet I have my desktop loaded with all my favorite apps & widgets & the live wallpapers seemed to take away too much from the experience for my tastes.
The problem is... there is no easy way to set the default background as a solid color in Android. At least, not in the default settings. There's 2 ways to accomplish this task, what I used to do... create a solid color jpg in the GIMP, put it on my device, open it, and finally set it as the wallpaper. As an example, I would make an 800x800 square image with a solid hex color of #252525 for my Streak 7, as it has an 800x480 resolution.
Well, that got to be a pain in the ass, especially after making 3 or 4 backgrounds that I just wasn't happy with.
So during my Christmas break from work I set off on a quest for an easier solution, and I found the app Colors. This nifty app allows you to set any color for your background, and includes a fairly exhaustive list of pre-made colors for you to choose from, though they could be better organized... alphabetically or by color range perhaps? Anyway, this app is probably one of my most used during the last 2 weeks.
Scan this QR Code to download the app.
I hope someone else finds this as useful as I do.