It’s the age old question: should Android manufacturers strip it back and offer a near-stock experience (hello, Moto), or throw in all sorts of bells and whistles in an attempt to stand out from the 4,946 other Android manufacturers (here’s looking at you, Samsung).
LG is actually rather proud of the user experience (UX) on its latest flagship, so much so that it’s bringing the various features to “most” of its new smartphones and tablets.
That’s the story over on the LG Newsroom, with the self-explanatory headline: LG G3 UX TREATMENT TO BECOME STANDARDIZED ACROSS MID- TO ENTRY-LEVEL SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS.
In an attempt to provide a “consistent and uniform user experience” across its “entire mobile product lineup”, most LG stuff released in the second half of this year (er, that’ll be now then, since we’re well into August) will have the G3 UX crammed in.
A simplified camera is one such feature, with “only the most frequently used menus”, while a little something called Touch & Shoot invites users to tap on the screen to focus and trigger the shutter in one move.
Gesture Shot will appear, too. That’s the thingy whereby you can take a selfie by opening and closing your hand in front of the lens to start a three-second countdown.
There’s also Smart Keyboard, which claims to “reduce input error by up to 75 percent”, tracking and analysing user habits and ultimately “knowing” what they intend to type.
We’ve been told to expect more G3 variants (in addition to the G3 Beat), while a new G Pad or two wouldn’t come as much surprise.