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LG G3 UX features become standard on more smartphones

LG is bringing user interface features from the LG G3 to more of its mobile devices, including mid- to entry-level smartphones and tablets launched in the second half of this year.

The LG G3 is one of the best handsets of this year so far, helped in no small part by its user interface. (Of course, that amazing 2K screen and laser-guided camera didn’t hurt.) Now those user interface elements will become standard on “most” of LG’s devices, the company has confirmed.

The result of this software expansion will mean a better, stripped-back camera for one. The G3’s snapper only shows the most frequently-used menus, which means the screen isn’t cluttered up with useless info. The Touch & Shoot feature will also make it across – this lets you focus and take a picture in the same step, by tapping anywhere on the screen. It’s quicker than a two-stage process, and means you’ll miss fewer shots.

Gesture Shot lets you start a selfie timer by opening and closing your hand – you don’t need to press anything, which eliminates blur in your selfies.

And Clear View gives a clutter-free preview interface by removing all camera menu icons from the screen.

The G3’s Smart Keyboard will also become standard. This tracks and analyses your typing habits, and intuitively knows which words you meant to type. The keyboard can also be resized as you see fit, and you can customise individual keys with frequently-used symbols.

“With the basic principles of the G3’s UX features rooted in making complex technologies simple and convenient, our goal was to provide customers with a user experience they genuinely need and want,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Standardising 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.”

LG previously made its Knock On feature – which lets you wake up your phone by tapping the screen –  standard across more handsets.

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