LG formally announces its new UX 4.0, will officially debut on LG G4

LG formally announces its new UX 4.0, will officially debut on LG G4
Just hours after we got an early peek at LG’s new user experience for upcoming smartphones, LG officially announced UX 4.0. The company also confirmed that the new user experience will make its debut on the LG G4, to be unveiled at the end of April.

LG proclaims this latest update to be a more “personalized user experience” which will go beyond the normal conveniences we normally see with other UI enhancements. LG notes that UX 4.0 is a simpler interface with fewer configuration steps, yet still highly customizable.

Quick Shot is a new feature which can let you take pictures quickly by double-tapping the rear key, even if the display is off. Smart Bulletins have been improved to aggregate information from multiple apps. From the teaser video, it looks like a blend between Google Now and hitting the multitasking key.

There are more options for photo buffs too, with simple, basic, and manual controls. Simple Mode is basically the “all-auto” end of the spectrum while Manual Mode enables “full creative control” which LG says will “impress even the most experienced photographer.” Mated to an F1.8 lens camera, the LG G4, and other devices that get UX 4.0, will be able to create event-specific photo albums.

As a whole, UX 4.0 learns more from your routines, making the Smart Notice smarter, and the information is far more relevant. So, if you are a runner, the notification will offer the weather forecast as well as additional tid bits like, “Perfect time to go for a run.” Unique customizations continue from there where the UX 4.0 will also assign a unique ringtone ID for every caller that is in your favorites list.

With UX 4.0, LG is going deeper into the user experience while removing some of the redundancy that was found in previous generations of the UI. One could say, that LG is keeping the “LG” in the user experience. We are looking forward to seeing the UX in action, up close and personal when the LG G4 is announced on April 28th.

source: LG



1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1531; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

All android skins are fugly. Nothing beats stock Nexus 6.

3. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

That's your opinion. There's a lot of us how think stock is ugly, especially the material design.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Luckily Sony contributed their RRO theme engine (now called Layers) to AOSP So now there's a built-in theme engine in stock android Which is why newer phones like the Galaxy S6 and One M9 have theme engines So now we can choose/design our own themes

12. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It all came from customization which already existed in Android + cyanogenmod's theme engine + companies like Xiaomi, Huawei who put skins which have theme changing capability.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

cyanogenmod, Xiaomi, Huawei, ... have their own proprietary theme engines Samsung/HTC are using ASOP's built-in Layers theme engine, which was contributed by Sony (was called the RRO theme engine before)

4. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014


10. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO those apps they demo looked great And they featured aspects of Material Design, except they lacked animations/transitions The homescreen looks terrible IMO, especially the icons But that's easily changed with Nova launcher and the Moonshine icon pack (other whatever launcher/icon pack you prefer) Or with a custom theme (assuming LG includes Sony/AOSP's theme engine)

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1562; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

If 'empty' or 'barren' is your idea of good looks, sure.

17. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

You should really take a look at Sense 7.0. And the S6 TW is pretty slick either.

19. zeus1

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Even sense?

2. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011


5. MarquiX unregistered

Eh... The old one was better, they just needed to add those material design animations back.

6. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Stock is beauty! At least Moto gets it!!!

7. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

i like the design but icons are not good

8. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Dang LG UX 4.0 u gotta kik?

11. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

I don't get the complaints tbh...the only difference with the home screen with stock, is the notification bar's icons, the folders and icons...it seems like the only thing you're really stuck with is the notification bar and panel because everything else can change...including the apps Same with any custom android skin for that matter

15. mixedfish

Posts: 1562; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yeah but these clowns get OCD about little things that realistically can be customised with great ease.

16. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yeah!!!But that's people where complaining about TW...

18. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I think LG is doing what Samsung did on the S4, they refined their UX if they can't battle it out with the specs and design.

20. SaadN unregistered

This and Sony.

21. surhans

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

looks good LG ..... what??? nice A$$$ oooppsss...... LIFES GOODS

22. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

dat ass tho

23. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

LG just ruined perfectly good interface. Now it looks even worse than touchwiz

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