One of LG’s many triumphs with its recently released flagship LG G3 is the user interface which LG has placed atop Android, the Optimus UI. This achievement was recently validated as LG took home a total of three Red Dot design awards for the Optimus UI on the LG G3.
In light of this achievement, LG has made the decision to use the Optimus UI across the board on all upcoming devices. This announcement comes after much effort on LG’s part to provide a more consistent user experience across its devices. LG Chief Executive Officer, Park Jong-Seok, touts the UI as “Premium and Unique” which we have to agree with.
The Optimus UI brings much out much of the customisability in Android and also give a smooth and consistent experience on the flagship G3 with a simplistic and utilitarian approach to the Android system. putting function first rather than looks – but, looks are not forgotten. In addition, it looks like a whole lot of features such as the much praised camera application on the LG G3 with its Smart Keyboard and camera features will be coming along for the ride.
While the pleasant and consistent user experience is one to be lauded, many power users and developers are wary of the announcement. This comes due to the flagship status of the G3 and some lag and performance issues which they have come across on the device. These users are looking at the specifications of mid tier and entry level devices which may not be as beefy as the G3 and may struggle to provide a similar experience much like Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
Source: LG via PocketNow