Future ChromeOS devices will ship with vendor-specific default wallpapers.
At present all ChromeOS devices, regardless of manufacturer, show the same default Chrome wallpaper.
But in a recent commit to the Chromium code base allows for an ‘alternate’ default wallpaper to be loaded by vendors prior to shipping.
Vendor-branded wallpapers don’t have the best reputation for being well designed. In fact, more often than not they tend to be garish.
They say that first impressions count, but how good that impression is will soon depend on how serious each vendor takes good design.