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LG V30 receives upgraded UX allowing for more customization options

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With the LG V30 due to be introduced on August 31st (that is the day before IFA 2017 opens in Berlin), LG has upgraded the UX on the phone to version 6.0+. The update optimizes the UX so that it will offer more personalization with the 18:9 FullVision OLED display. As we've pointed out, the LG V30 is a multimedia beast and with the phone set on Manual Mode, Graphy can be employed. With this feature, users of the LG V30 will have access to a number of professional quality tools for photography.

Images of the LG V30 leaked earlier this month

Images of the LG V30 leaked earlier this month

With settings like white balance, shutter speed, aperture and ISO at the fingertips of the phone's owner, photographs can be customized. GIFs can be quickly and easily created in the Gallery menu and a Create Movie settings allows a film to be created out of thin air using photographs.

The UX update adds new security features such as Face Recognition. Even with the display off, the LG V30's front-facing camera can instantly unlock the handset. The phone can also be unlocked using Voice Recognition with the owner reciting a series of self-generated keywords. And a Floating Bar on the LG V30 now takes the place of the secondary ticker screen. The Floating Bar display offers access to frequently used functions. When not used, it can be dragged off the FullVision display. Lastly, the Always-on display now shows more than just the time. Other features you'll see include Quick Tools, and a Music Player or personal photograph.

Check in often for the latest on the LG V30 as we head to the phone's official unveiling at the end of this month.

source: LG

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posted on 13 Aug 2017, 23:52

1. Jishnusur (Posts: 157; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Do they mean something like lux? That would be great!

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 00:22

2. foreverNOOB (Posts: 92; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


Hope that it won't have market specific things, again.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 00:29 1

3. Derekjeter (Posts: 1156; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Stock Android will always be KING!!

F@ck Samsung horrible UI, nothing but gimmicks.

NEXUS 6p FTW!!

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 00:51

4. fyah_king (Posts: 1147; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


My next phone!

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 00:54 4

5. rsiders (Posts: 1121; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


An (assumed) repositonal floating bar should be better and easier to reach than the second screen.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 01:00

6. MrShazam (Posts: 446; Member since: 22 Jun 2017)


Anything but that limited, boring and privacy-invasive stock android for me. Stock android is such a joke, it just keeps surprising me how much it lacks or is just getting that my OnePlus had since 2014. Reminds me a lot of stock iOS, just unacceptable for long-term use.

Refined and feature-packed UIs all the way. Can't wait for my Note 8 with all its extremely handy features.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 02:30

9. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3675; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


And the Note 8 won't be as privacy-invasive as stock Android? Haha seriously?

So tell me what feature do you miss in stock Android?

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 04:01 1

10. trojan_horse (Posts: 5325; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"So tell me what feature do you miss in stock Android?"

All the features Samsung has which stock Android doesn't. The list is long.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 04:21

11. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3675; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I've had a Samsung S7 Edge and haven't missed a single feature. Granted I am running a custom ROM, so I do have a theme engine (which is better than Samsung's one). But other than that, there isn't a feature (OS wise) that I miss.

So you're telling me every single feature that stock doesn't have, you are missing but can't mention one. Not trying to be a d#ck just really want to know what kind of features people miss in stock.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 08:30 2

13. MrShazam (Posts: 446; Member since: 22 Jun 2017)


Unlike stock Android devices, OEMs like Samsung, Cyanogen, etc. provide their own apps for sensitive content like mail, calendar, contacts, phone, notes, reminders, camera, photos, audio recorder, etc. Thus, disabling google's data-mining services is easy and convenient without any loss of function (heck, in most cases, I gain more function), just like I did on my OnePlus One. With many of google's data-mining services disabled or uninstalled, managing the rest will be much easier with XPrivacy. So yes, seriously.

As for what stock android lacks, here's a few I've been enjoying on my OnePlus One since 2014:
- Privacy Guard
- Close all recent apps
- Automated battery saver
- Quick switch between recent apps (ie Alt-Tab) by double tap of home button
- Easy access to app settings via navigation keys
- Customize on-screen buttons with more timesaving shortcuts
- Customize quick-access shortcuts
- Quick camera launch by double pressing power button
- Theme engine

Some are just making their way to stock android as of Nougat (2016), some will just be coming with Android O (2017). Who knows what else will soon be "new" to stock Android.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 08:52

14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3675; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


But Samsung data-mines as well. And you didn't mention anything about running a custom ROM on the Note 8. So I assumed you meant the Samsung ROM is more privacy savvy. Google Play Services still data-mine a lot in the background, so you would have 2 companies doing the mining in Samsung phone's case. You could just use a Google for business account and not be mined.

Btw the last question was a genuinely interested question (so not sarcastic or belittling). I do prefer a custom ROM over stock as well (privacy guard isn't Stock OP ROM is it?). Sometimes it's hard to tell what option stock lacks if you have been using custom for so long.

You do mention a lot of features of custom ROM's that I like as well. But those ROM's are usually close to AOSP ROM with small added features that don't hog the system down and actually add to the experience.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 13:45

15. MrShazam (Posts: 446; Member since: 22 Jun 2017)


Samsung does collect data as well, but as far as I'm aware, only if you want to use their cloud services. They don't have any business in making their users the product. Plus, they don't track my activity across the internet, what I watch for entertainment, what my contacts are up to and every conversation I have with them, comments I make on other sites, etc., linking all of those together with many other sensitive content just to make a better "product" out of me. Hence why I find Samsung's services barely privacy-invading when compared to google.

Regarding running custom ROM on the Note, won't be doing that, just rooting with Majisk and using XPosed + XPrivacy for controlling other privacy-invading apps and services from google and 3rd partys, especially google play services as you mentioned. Albeit, won't happen until Xposed for Nougat finally becomes available, which is sadly taking a while.

"You could just use a Google for business account and not be mined."

Hmm, never heard of that, gonna look more into it. Thanks for sharing.

"privacy guard isn't Stock OP ROM is it"

It came integrated with my OnePlus One back in 2014 with Cyanogen OS. Not sure if OnePlus removed it in Oxygen OS, but never liked that ROM as it's too stockfish Android IMO.

"Sometimes it's hard to tell what option stock lacks if you have been using custom for so long."

Yeah, I just read about such features not being available in stock android a while back when looking at articles describing what phones like LG's V20 offered over the stock android experience. Was just surprised stock android was still lacking such handy functions.

"But those ROM's are usually close to AOSP ROM with small added features that don't hog the system down and actually add to the experience."

As long as I have the option to disable what I don't like, I'd much rather have the features well integrated and readily available at my fingertips for me to test and make my decisive on whether or not they're useful. Better to have it and not want it than vice versa.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 02:00 1

7. Furkan (Posts: 140; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


I love LG's UI I hate stock Android.

LG should add Samsung's option that change screen resolution.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 02:08 1

8. Slytherin (Posts: 248; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


Note 8 will be the King!

LG are trying to step it up to complete with Samsung, it should be a snappy phone with that cpu and light skin, but customisable. I'm interested to see what LG bring to the table, and what they'll do to improve their camera.

Note 8, V30, iPhone 8, Pixel XL 2, should be an interesting 2nd half!

Let the games and prices begin lol

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 04:43 1

12. Greenmule (Posts: 77; Member since: 24 Apr 2017)


I prefer voiceprinting over most other security features.

If LG would just let the world know about all of the phone's features *and* how to operate them, it would be great.

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