LG has announced an improved version of its bespoke Android user interface for its range of Ice Cream Sandwich-powered devices.
Dubbed Optimus UI 3.0, the custom skin is designed to be “unobstrusive and simple” and brings an array of new features, including Quick Memo that lets users jot down notes on the screen using their finger and Voice Shutter, which enables users to take photos by – you guessed it – using just their voice.
There are also numerous UI enhancements, such as a new Pattern Lock that can be customised for quick access to the most frequently used functions, an icon customiser and the ability to better organise the app launcher.
“With smartphone hardware becoming more and more similar, it’s important for manufacturers to differentiate their products from the competition through the user interface,” said Dr Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile.
“Both carriers and customers tell us that they want LG phones to look and feel unique and the UI plays a big part in that. LG is really going to push the boundaries of what is possible in user interfaces starting with Optimus UI 3.0.”
The software will be rolled out on the Optimus LTE II, which lands in South Korea this week, followed by the Optimus 4X HD in June.