Ahead of the LG G4’s launch event on 28 April, the South Korean manufactuer has given us a first look at its new improved interface.
While our first impressions from the officially released image of LG UX 4.0 is that it’s going to be very colourful, LG are keen to point it will be ‘human-centric.’
The first official image for LG UX 4.0
This will include personalised notifications for weather, travel and more as the phone learns your daily routine. For instance, if you enjoy shooting a few hoops, you may may receive a notification that says, “The weather will be mostly sunny today. It’s the perfect weather to get out and play basketball.”
The calendar in UX 4.0 will also allow you to drag and drop events from social media straight into your calendar to save you time. Similar to HTC’s Blinkfeed, UX 4.0’s improved Smart Bulletin automatically aggregates vital information from multiple apps – from status updates to fitness data – in one place for easy reading.
Making the most of the new Android Lollipop camera APIs, you can also choose to take manual control over the camera in UX 4.0. However, you can switch to Simple or Basic modes if you’re a less confident ‘phonetographer’.
While Samsung simplified its TouchWiz UX for the S6 by reducing the number of built-in apps, LG have instead opted to reduce redundant configuration steps. For example, Quick Shot is a new feature that allows users to take pictures quickly by double-tapping the phone’s Rear Key even while the display is off. Only time will tell if users prefer to save time to saving memory space.
In an effort to build hype ahead of the launch, LG have talking hardware as well as software. As well as the video above about UX 4.0, the South Korean firm have released a seperate teaser video confirming a 1.8/f aperture camera and possibly hinting at an all-metal chassis.
What do you think of LG UX 4.0? Are you a fan or would you prefer something closer to stock Android? Let us know in the comments!
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