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August 19, 2014

LG to make use of its G3 UX on most of its phones

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LG’s G3 smartphone is this year’s hit. It’s the first phone from the Korean electronics giant that can go toe-to-toe with the best of the rest. Now the company is looking to  G3’s UX on its cheaper devices.

One of the reasons behind the G3’s success appears to be the user interface enhancements that LG included. The “dramatically simplified” interface, compared with the earlier LG G2 is a hit with G3 users.

Now, the company says in a press release (see below) that it will be making that interface standard across many of its smartphones and tablets.
Specifically, LG will bring a few enhancements to its mid- and entry-level devices. For example, it will be including a simplified camera interface that displays only the most common menus.

Its phones’ cameras will also include the G3’s “Touch and Shoot” feature, which lets people focus and shoot a picture with a single tap anywhere on the display — instead of first tapping on the screen to focus on a point and then pressing another onscreen button to snap the photo.

LG will also be adding its “Smart Keyboard” to many of its devices. Like other, aftermarket apps — such as Swype and Swiftkey — LG’s Smart Keyboard anticipates what words you’re likely to type next, suggesting them as you go. LG claims that this feature reduces input error “up to 75 percent.”

Jong-seok Park, president and CEO, said.

“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,”
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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini