Celebrate the release of Nougat with these Nexus wallpapers!

By | 24th August 2016

It's release week in Android land. It's kinda like Christmas… if the presents took months to reach some of the good little geeks and nerds.

If you're rocking Nougat right now, I'm happy for you. This is the benefit of buying a Nexus. For the rest of us, we'll be waiting a little while for Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and the rest to get updates to our phones. Okay, some of us will be waiting a lotta while, but in the meantime, we've got a little piece of Nougat you can taste on your own device: a rocking new wallpaper, pulled from the Google Now Launcher that pushed with Nougat on the Nexus 6P and 5X.

It's pink. It's glorious. It's dusky. And even though it's not the most exciting wallpaper, it's a wallpaper with a subtle grace and simplicity to add some class to your home screen.

Download: Dusk

I'm not entirely sure if this is sand or a coarse rock wall, but the lights and shadows at work here are breathtaking. I'd use two icon packs with this wall, one with the shadows and one with that beautiful golden rock.

Download: Sandy

This thin strip of sand along the deep, dark blue of the ocean is mesmerizing. It reminds me of trying to walk a delicate knife edge... Whether keeping balance or just remembering how thin the target you're reaching for is, this wallpaper has you covered.

Download: Islet

As we navigate our lives, and the Android world, there's always rocks we have to steer away from, and while lighthouses sometimes help, we all must be vigilant as we try to traverse our own oceans.

Download: Rocky

Waves are enigmatic things. Taming them is impossible. Riding them takes the experience and the faith to let it carry you away. Wave represent tension, conflict, and yet they are quite peaceful to watch, and especially to hear.

Download: Wave