The new LG UX 4.0 video has been posted on Youtube by the company that is already preparing to launch the year’s next big flagship, the LG G4. The LG UX 4.0 is anew user interface that is a new take on Lollipop and LG’s own Optimus UI. Even though most people like what LG has been doing with its previous UX that was present on the LG G3 and LG G Flex 2, there still is a need for novelty as even Samsung got down from its high horse and scaled down TouchWiz accordingly, after a lot of complaints from users. LG UX 4.0 is the brand new UI from LG which will come preinstalled on the LG G4 and it will most likely be sent out as an update to last year’s flagship, the LG G3, too.
Fans are having a bit of trouble with LG UX 4.0 as there is uncertainty surrounding whether the company will release the new UI for the LG G3 or not. Our hunch is that the company would not let one of the best flagships of 2014 go without the new UI, as it improves the user experience a great deal. You can check out the video below to see for yourself. LG had released another LG UX 4.0 video a few weeks ago and fans were pretty receptive of the new layout, even if it’s not entirely new compared to the previous UI.
According to the video, one of the big improvements in the LG UX 4.0 will be the camera app, which is demonstrated in the video. Seeing as many companies are trying to improve the camera experience on their phones, it would have been weird if LG didn’t include at least some new features in LG UX 4.0. Although the hardware will definitely play a big part in whether people like the new LG G4 camera or not, software still is key, especially when it comes to image processing and features. In the LG UX 4.0 video, the Quick Shot and Gesture Interval Shot. Quick Shot will let you instantly take a photo by pressing the shutter button on the back of the LG G4 twice. It won’t open the camera app and wait for you to take a photo, it just automatically takes a snapshot, which sounds useful. Gesture Interval Shot is a simple feature we’ve seen in many camera apps until now and it just lets you pose for the camera four times and takes four different selfie shots so that you can pick your favorite. That’s a meh feature in my opinion, but hey, at least it’s there and it’s useful for some.
The LG UX 4.0 video also demonstrates Ringtone ID, which will create individual ringtones for your contacts, although LG has already had a similar feature incorporated in Optimus UI previously. Previously, the phone could just recite the name of the contact that was calling you, which is basically the same thing, if not better, than a custom ringtone. But for those of you who don’t want everybody hearing that Mom is calling you, Ringtone ID in LG UX 4.0 will be neat. The final feature that the LG UX 4.0 video demonstrates this time is QuickMemo +, which is just a snipping tool that lets you select text and images that you need to keep on screen. We will get to see more of LG UX 4.0 when the LG G4 launch event goes live on April 28 next week. Looking forward to that!