LG adds QuickMemo feature to its LG Optimus L models
Owners of any of the LG Optimus L models are in for a treat as LG has released the QuickMemo feature for the line of smartphones. Besides taking, ahem, quick memos, the feature also allows the user to take screenshots of the display on his phone. QuickMemo is now available in "certain regions" with a global launch expected by the end of the third quarter.Images written as notes or doodles and screenshots can be sent via text or email, but cannot be sent out to social networks. The three LG Optimus devices, the LG Optimus L3, the LG Optimus L5 and the LG Optimus L7 go from entry-level to mid-range and top-end model respectively. Owners of any one of the three LG Optimus L handsets can pick up the application by visiting the LG Mobile homepage. Of course, they need to be in a country where the feature is now available. A commercial is being filmed to make everyone aware of QuickMemo. The application was brought to the U.S. for the LG Viper last month and is expected to be available for all Stateside LG smartphones by year's end.
From left to right, the LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7
Lower featurephone sales have hurt LG as stats from Strategy Analytics show second quarter phone shipments dropping in the second quarter to 13.1 million from 24.8 million the year before.LG's market share has declined from 6.9% of the global market to 3.6%. The Korean manufacturer did say it had shipped 3 million LTE-enabled units/ LG wants to concentrate on the smartphone market, preferably international sales. Not that QuickMemo is going to grab the lost market share back for LG, but it does show a willingness on the part of the manufacturer to try some new things in order to regain momentum.