LG: We are bringing the new G3 UX interface to all of our mobile devices this year

LG: We are bringing the new G3 UX interface to all of our mobile devices this year


The new flat LG UX that you know and love from the G3, made its way into the G3 s as well, and it seems this will be the way going forward for LG. The company issued a press release that it will be disseminating the general look, and the functions that fit, to all of its entry- and mid-level smartphones this year, which is certainly great news, as well as its tablets.

Of course, not all features that are in LG UX of the G3 will find their way into the lower tiers, as some of those are hardware-dependent, but at least a few are confirmed to arrive. One of those is LG's new camera interface, which bets on a clean and uncluttered look, with only the basic functions displayed, without all the unnecessary modes and effects that people rarely use - the Touch&Shoot function will be there, though, as will be the Gesture Shoot and Clean View options. Furthermore, all LG handsets in the second half of the year will be getting the Smart Keyboard, which can lower typing mistakes up to 75%, claims LG, and is a fine alternative to any third-party keyboard you can grab from the Play Store.

As per Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG Mobile: "With the basic principles of the G3’s UX features rooted in making complex technologies simple and convenient, our goal was to provide consumers with a user experience they genuinely need and want. Standardizing these features across our entry- and mid-tier mobile products is just a natural extension of our desire to make every LG device feel premium and unique.” Hear, hear.

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21 Comments

1. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Does this mean it will get to the G2? (I know there are ways, but none of them official)

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"All of our mobile devices" I doubt the G2 isn't included in the list.

8. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014

G2's hardware is pretty much strong compared to 2014 flagships Not as strong as them exactly but G2 can pretty much hold its ground

2. wilsong17 unregistered

Don't make promise you can't keep

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And yet, Samsung doesn't give a crap about their low and mid end phones, even their Note 3 and S4 still doesn't have the S5 UI yet.

9. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Samsung are kicking themselves in their own nuts with poor smartphone designs, laggy UIs and half hearted updates to older flagships. No wonder their sales are declining.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

OMG, does this mean that the G Pro 2 will be getting it as well? If yes, then I may buy it in almost the end of the year. LG is really stepping up their game.

6. domen151

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

From the press release: ...mid- to entry-level smartphones and tablets launched in the second half of this year. So only devices that were launched in second half of THIS year are getting the new UX??

7. Timmons

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I downloaded a g3 cm11 mod for my opo and its one of the nicest ui that I've used.

10. bessakerb

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

but the Lg g pad 8.3 is a beast !!!! how come it will not be updated to the new UI!!!!!! LG is showing once more that it doesn't care about its customers!!

15. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

who said it won't ? if lower-end phones like l9 ii, l70, l90 etc are updated, there's no reason the g pad 8.3 won't be updated officially.

11. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

wide and weird phones IMO

16. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Wide ? LG phones have the least of width compared to similar screen size phones from others.

12. xperian

Posts: 416; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Yeah right, all phones. I don't think any phones older than G3 will ever be updated. My Optimus G is still on android 4.1

17. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Did not the Optimus G get the kitkat update a while back ?

19. domen151

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Yeah, my Optimus G is on 4.4.2 KitKat.

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Hope this comes to T-mo LG Optimus L90 and LG G2.

14. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

What about G2, G Pro 2, G Flex, G Mini, LXX phones and G Pad 8.3?

18. ItsTomi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Is the Optimus L9 II going to get the lg g3 ui? .O.

20. jgalvez21

Posts: 21; Member since: May 29, 2014

for updates dont trust LG . anyone if you are buying LG install custom stock based rom

21. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

i think most of yall misread this. no where did LG say they were gona update their older phones to the new UI. the press release only said: "LG Electronics (LG) will begin standardizing its proprietary UX features, first introduced in the new LG G3, across most of the company’s mid- to entry-level smartphones and tablets launched in the second half of this year." no where in the release did LG say the G2, G Pro 2 and etc would be updated to this UI. i hope LG does though, especially for the G Pro 2 at the very least since it was also released this year and for the G2 since its still a very capable phone this year

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