KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG has updated the user interface (UI) for its smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich today, named Optimus UI 3.0.
The update for its Optimus smartphone customers won't take anyone's breath away, but LG said it will make users' lives easier and help get everyday tasks done with a "faster, simpler, and more convenient" interface.
LG said that one of the key components of the new UI is an enhanced Quick Memo feature that allows users to make quick notes using their fingers. In addition, information created using Quick Memo information can be shared via social networks, emailed, or sent via text message.
Some other additions to Optimus UI 3.0 are a new Voice Shutter feature allowing users to snap photos by yelling at the device, an icon customiser for changing how certain app icons look, and an additional Download category for easier organisation.
Other improvements include the ability to unlock the phone by dragging anywhere on the screen, and a camera feature that enables users to pick out the best shot among multiple images, including the moment just before the shutter button is pushed.
LG plans to release the Optimus UI 3.0 with the LG Optimus LTE II, which launches next week in Korea. The software will then be available for upgrade on the quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD in June. µ