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LG Unveils Optimus UI 3.0 With Quick Memo, Voice Commands, New Unlock Gestures

LG Optimus UI 3.0

While Android user interfaces from the likes of HTC and Samsung have continued to evolve alongside the Android operating system itself, LG’s Optimus UI has been struggling to keep up. But today the Korean company has unveiled Optimus UI 3.0, which provides LG smartphone users with all sorts of new features, and new ways to interact with their handset.

The latest release brings a new feature called Quick Memo, which performs a lot like the S Memo feature built into Samsung’s Galaxy Note handset. You can make notes on the display using your finger, which you can then share via social networks, text message, or email.

Optimus UI 3.0 also introduces a number of new unlock gestures, one of which allows you to drag anywhere on the display in any direction. Furthermore, the Pattern Lock feature can be customized to automatically launch certain apps — such as the camera — right after unlocking your handset.

The update also brings new voice interactions that allow you to control certain aspects of your device without laying a finger on its touchscreen. One of those is the ability to snap an image without having to touch the shutter button.

Finally, apps are now sorted in order of popularity (the ones you use most are the ones you see first), and you can use your own images for app icons and shortcuts.

Optimus UI 3.0 will make its debut on the LG Optimus LTE II in Korea this week, while the rest of the world will have to wait for the LG Optimus 4X HD in June.

Are you excited about Optimus UI 3.0?

[via The Next Web]

Killian Bell

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