LG releases video of final version of UX 5.0 for the G5 (with an app drawer option)

I can't wait to try out the LG G5.  It's got so much potential in my eyes.  And sure, we saw it at CES, we've seen reviews and hands on... but it's a whole other story when you get it in your own hands.

One of my biggest obstacles to overcome will be the no app drawer.  Well, there was talk of it being included at CES and it has been mentioned that it's still there hidden away...  but my understanding was that it brought you to a "SIMPLE" mode of desktop launcher, like you'd set your grandparents up to use.

Well, they released a video showcasing all the highlights of it, and for me, the highlight was 2:18 in when we see that the 'old launcher' just looks like UX4.0.  No simple/dummy version in order to get the tray back.


Very cool.

There's also some other neat options like full manual control on the video mode of the camera (a la V10), a neat multi view for taking photos and it even recognizes when you 'pose' for selfies (so no awkward hand gestures to try to get it to go.  There's some increases in the LG Health app (incorporating weather).

Check out the video, and their press release after the break



INTRODUCING MORE PLAYFUL AND INNOVATIVE LG UX 5.0


Easily Control LG Friends with User-centric Features for a More Playful Mobile Lifestyle

TORONTO, Mar. 29, 2016 — With the imminent consumer rollout of the new LG G5, LG Electronics (LG) will also be introducing a new version of its mobile user interface, LG UX 5.0.Designed for a more playful and innovative mobile experience, LG UX 5.0 will offer advanced features and greater convenience not only for LG G5 users but owners of upcoming smartphonemodels as well.

Based on Android’s latest Marshmallow OS, LG UX 5.0 conveys LG’s philosophy on the future of mobiles. LG UX 5.0 is an enjoyable, enhanced and user-centric UX that supports easy connection foroptimal control of LG Friends and delivers a more convenient and powerful experience by adding newfunctions that allow users to enjoy the G5 to its maximum potential.

“We analyzed 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 of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG UX 5.0 and G5 were designed to provide an innovative userexperience that reflects the needs of our most demanding customers.”

An Enjoyable UX for Connecting with LG Friends
The highlight of LG UX 5.0 is LG Friends Manager, a versatile application that enables users to easily connect with and control the modules and accessories known as LG Friends. LG Friends Manager intuitively detects nearby accessories for easy pairing with LG G5, easily downloading and installing all the required apps from the Google Play Store. No hassles, no hunting. With LG Friends Manager,the process of connecting the LG G5 to its Friends couldn’t get any easier.

LG Friends Manager generates a different display for each LG Friend. When paired with the 360 CAM, the screen on the G5 will display photo previews and the available shooting modes. The Friends Camera Album in the Gallery enables users to categorize and manage images captured with LG Friends such as the 360 CAM and Rolling Bot.

An Enhanced UX for a Powerful Visual Experience
The greatest advantage of LG UX 5.0 is its enhanced support for LG G5’s extremely powerful camera. Image and video capturing has never been so enjoyable with features such as:

Zoom In & Out – Seamlessly switch between the standard 78-degree lens to the 135-degree wide angle lens by simply pinching the screen.

Auto Shot – An enhanced version of Gesture Shot, take the perfect selfies with this smart feature which triggers the shutter as soon as the users’ face is recognized.

Multi View  Captures different angles of images at the same exact moment using the front and rear cameras of the G5 and the LG 360 CAM.

360 Wallpaper – Images taken with the LG 360 CAM can be displayed as a 360 panorama, shifting in sync with movements of the G5.

Pop-out Picture – Combine two images taken simultaneously with the standard and wide angle lens to create a picture-in-a-frame effect.

Film Effect – Raise the level of effects with this set of filters that deliver an analog feel to photos.Use Camera Preview to preview and change a filter on the fly before taking the shot.

A User-Centric UX for Greater Convenience
LG refined its user interface and included several new smart features on LG UX 5.0 to enhance usability and convenience, such as:

New Home – LG combined its Home Screen with the App Drawer in LG UX 5.0 to simplify the user experience. Users who prefer the traditional style can download the Home & App Drawer directly from the settings menu on the LG G5.

LG Health – Upgraded for UX 5.0, LG Health provides a Beginner as well as Advanced mode matched to the user’s profile. Start with Beginner and switch to Advanced once your activities reach a certain level, staying motivated along the way with visual details of your progress.

Always-on – Avoid the hassle of turning on the smartphone display just to check the time. With Always-on, all your key information including the date, notifications and SMS icons are displayed on the screen at all times.

Smart Doctor – Keep your G5 performing at its optimal level with solutions and tips based on your usage habits.

World Clock – Enhanced with an attractive graphical user interface, this smart clock displays the time in selected cities around the world and immediately syncs them to whatever local time you set for easy scheduling of phone calls and meetings.

File Manager – Navigate the G5 as easily as navigating your PC with direct access to any folders or files indicated by the directory path at topUse the new search filter to find documents, videos and images anywhere on your G5.

Quick Help – Find answers to any questions about the G5 quickly and easily or request feedback by e-mail.

LG Backup – Use LG Backup and NFC to restore conveniently from other Android phones and now record conversations from your favorite messenger app.

Diverse Security Method – In addition to LG’s familiar Knock Code, accurate fingerprint recognition is now built into LG UX 5.0 to provide added convenience and security.
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