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.

LG G3 UX TREATMENT TO BECOME STANDARDIZED ACROSS MID- TO ENTRY-LEVEL SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS

Simplified Camera and Updated Smart Keyboard to Enhance LG’s Mobile Product Lineup


SEOUL, Aug. 19, 2014 ― From entry-level to premium, LG has been actively working to provide a consistent and uniform user experience (UX) across its entire mobile product lineup. Toward that end, 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.

Since its worldwide unveiling in May, the LG G3’s UX features have been positively received by both customers and industry experts with many bestowing high praise for its user-friendly enhancements. The 2014 Red Dot Communication Design Award judges also applauded the LG G3, with a total of three “Best of the Best” awards for its intuitive UX features.

“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,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “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.”

A simplified camera displaying only the most frequently used menus is one of the UX features that will be standardized across mid- and entry-level LG smartphones. One of the key camera features is Touch & Shoot, which helps capture special moments quickly and intuitively by letting users tap anywhere on the display to focus and trigger the shutter in one single step, eliminating a time-consuming two-step process. Gesture Shot makes taking selfies simple and fun. Opening and closing one’s hand in front of the lens starts a three-second countdown before triggering the shutter for brilliant, blur-free selfies. Clean View offers a full, clutter-free preview interface by removing all camera menu icons from the screen.

Another UX feature to be standardized is Smart Keyboard, which reduces input error by up to 75 percent by tracking and analyzing typing habits and intuitively “knowing” what words the user intended to type. The keyboard can be re-sized to better fit the user’s hands and thumbs. Suggested words, which appear above the keyboard, can be entered with just an upward flick of the thumb. Individual keys can be customized with frequently used symbols for even faster input. Long-pressing the space bar and sliding the thumb or finger left and right repositions the cursor for faster editing.

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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: 421; 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: 1773; 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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