Download ZX Spectrum Live Wallpaper apk 1.62 free for Android smartphone

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ZX Spectrum Live Wallpaper

Posted by Dragon's Fire in Personalization | April 18, 2015 | 16 Comments

Apk file size: 122.0 KB

The original Spectrum Live Wallpaper and still the best!

NEW! Try the free version of this app, ZXSpectrum Live Wallpaper Lite.

Before the iPad 2, the Playstation 3 and even before the 16 bit micros like the Amiga, there were the 8-bit home micro computers. One of the most popular of these, at least in the U.K., was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

Relive the nostalgic, glory days of computing by selecting from thousands of pictures on World of Spectrum website from within the app. Classic games such as Jetpac and Jet Set Willy.

ZX Spectrum Live Wallpaper is a way of re-living the 80's.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum loading screens can be shown as if they are loading from tape. Images can be obtained from different sources,

World Of Spectrum
LIVE Spectrum Camera Mode!!

Images can be used as they are (full colour) or "Spectrumized" into 256x192x8 colours. There is also the feature to convert the live camera image into Spectrum style graphics in realtime (better on high end devices).

Select pictures of yourself and see how you would look on a Spectrum! Select existing pictures from the gallery.

Pictures are randomly chosen from list you set up and loaded as if on a real ZX Spectrum. Try watching the live wallpaper without making the noises!

Try it! Even if you don't know what a Spectrum is but just want an unusual way of using pictures in your gallery as a live wallpaper.

Want to try this app for free? Try the Lite version.


If you buy it and then cancel, can you please give me feedback as to what was wrong/missing, so I can make improvements to the application.



Added confirmation request to delete button.


Added a warning to the Spectrum Live Camera Mode.


Stability improvements to the Spectrum Live Camera Mode. Thanks to people who submitted crash reports. Let me know how you get on with the new version.


More camera stability improvements.

Improve memory usage when selecting image from the gallery to stop crash on lower end devices.

Reduce battery consumption.

Minor crash protection fix.

Fixed crash on some devices.

Implemented previous image scrolling to address the fact that the image doesn't take up the full screen on portrait devices. Note, I have also changed the default image position to the bottom of the screen, this makes the scrolling seem more natural.
Also fixed long-standing potential crash (that was showing up on jellybean) where a source GIF wasn't being decoded correctly.


As requested, added the option to show flashing border when waiting for the next picture to load.

Whats new

    Fixed access to World of Spectrum website.
    As requested, added the option to show flashing border when waiting for the next picture to load.

Dragon's Fire part of our Personalization and have average installs from 100 to 500. Last Update April 18, 2015. Google play rating is 87.5. Current verison is 1.62. Actual size 122.0 KB.

Download zx-spectrum-live-wallpaper.apk 122.0 KB


an gryspacboy

Excellent! Although my computer as a youngster was an Amstrad 464, my mate had a speccy, and they were both tape loaders, so this is retro gold for me. Don't suppose you have any plans for a 464 version? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

Thomas summers

Doesn't work( nexus 4,lollipop) This wallpaper seems a great idea.....if it worked.I set everything up and within seconds,screen goes blank and I get the " unfortunately the app has stopped working". If this gets sorted,I would give it more stars as it is good( if it worked)

Ian Rawlings

Nostalgia city. At first I thought this might be too distracting or eat too much power but I've quickly grown used to it and to enjoy the occasional grin as a favourite comes up. I use FolderSync and Dropbox to sync the image directory between devices which works well. Like all live wallpapers it will show up in your power usage at first as you play with it but after a few days once you stop fiddling, the power usage is so negligible it doesn't appear in the power charts. The ability to download screens from WoS in the settings page is excellent and I've used the camera to snap a Spectrum-style picture of Pickled Onion Monster Munch to upload somewhere. If you find the settings screen overlays the "Set Wallpaper" button as one person did, simply hit "back" to remove the settings screen and the "Set Wallpaper" button is usable again.

A Google User

8 Bit Love Great live wallpaper, it's a same the loading screen doesn't stretch to the boarder so there is no white spaces.

A Google User

Very well made live wallpaper Very cool wallpaper. Love the built in loading screen downloader! Seems to be quite cpu intensive though.

A Google User

Great geekdom! Awesome wallpaper confirming my Speccy heritage!

A Google User

Great fun and now updated... Been using this for wallpaper for a while now and found it to be great fun. Ideal for anybody who longs for the simpler times of the ZX Spectrum (ok programes didn't always load but it was fun to watch them try). Always been a reliable app for me and the recent fixes that have made the live camera mode more stable are great. Go give it a try!

A Google User

I totally love this wallpaper... Thanks

A Google User

Great app, works well and the speccy loading screens bring back old memories :-)

A Google User

potentially my favourite wallpaper cos I grew up with the Spectrum. However it crashes trying to load spectrum live cam (Xperia Play)

A Google User

Nice one! Brings back some memories. More options please, always room for more options :)

A Google User

Can't set it properly The 'set as wallpaper' button is overlaid over settings buttons, so you can't commit changes.

Roman HaRe Zaitsev

Cool Speccy wallpaper!

Brian Currier

The best ZX Spectrum live wallpaper app ! Works perfectly on my Nexus 4. It just needs access via the app drawer, so its quicker to add new wallpaper & for impulsive use of the Spectrum camera.

Chris Brown

Just fun and easy to use. Plenty of options to make it a very nice wallpaper app. Great for fans.

Kristen Robbins

Great stuff. Loved that it has links to download pics from world of spectrum.

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