LG Introduces Marshmallow based UX 5.0 for LG G5 and Upcoming Smartphones
Just ahead of the market launch of LG’s 2016 flagship smartphone aka LG G5, the company has now unveiled a new version of its mobile user interface, the LG UX 5.0, so the new G series smartphones will ship with it.
According to LG, the new UX 5.0 is user-centric and it supports easy connection for top notch control of LG Friends, the modules (CAM Plus, Hi-Fi Plus, and 360 CAM) introduced for the LG G5 smartphone. The Marshmallow-based new LG UX 5.0 comes with the new LG Friends Manager app, new camera enhancements and optimization, a new homescreen, an improved always-on mode and many more.
LG claims the new functions would deliver a seamless experience and allow users to get the most out of the G5 smartphone.
Another advantage of the UX is support for the camera app inside the LG G5, that enables users to experience a whole bunch of amazing new features. These include pinch-based zooming, Auto Shot which is actually an enhanced Gesture Shot for selfies, and a Multi View which lets you capture different angles of an image using the front and rear camera shootes of the G5 and LG 360 Cam simultaneously.
Apart from these new features, the UI also offers a new homescreen, which removes the app drawer and places all the apps on the homescreen. LG Health app has also been upgraded for offering both a Beginner and Advanced mode matched to the user’s profile.
Other Upgrades in LG UX 5.0 include an upgraded always-on feature, Smart Doctor, World Clock, File Manager, Quick Help, LG Backup, and the Diverse Security Methods for fingerprint recognition which sounds pretty nice.
“We analysed the lifestyle of smartphone users to provide a superior mobile experience and greatly expanded the usability with LG UX 5.0,” said Juno Cho, President and CEO for LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG UX 5.0 and G5 were designed to provide an innovative user experience that reflects the needs of our most demanding customers.”
The South Korean Company hasn’t yet revealed if any of its existing smartphones apart from the LG G5 will also be getting the UX 5.0 update.
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