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We've seen that the LG G3 is likely to have a cover that leaves a stylish circular gap through which you can glance at the upcoming smartphone's screen, but what goes in there? A few leaked screenshots show clocks, pedometer information, incoming text messages and calls, and a way to hop between all of them.

Clearly circular interfaces are on the upswing what with Android Wear inching towards primetime. Though it's great to see what is reportedly coming from LG, I'm just as eager to see if third parties will be able to build their own quick window widgets. As is, HTC still isn't yet working with developers to make their own Dot View screens (at least officially), but there's a whole realm of possibility here that builds beyond simple lock screen widgets.

What would you guys like to be able to access through the LG G3's swanky circular cover?

Source: @evleaks

 
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jamie says:

Who's calling, text messages, time and date are good for me.

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Dizfunctions says:

That black clock is classy as heck.

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Looks like they utilized the androidwear software for their lock screen widgets

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gregmcph says:

It does. A nice round Android Wear watch that LG isn't selling.

I'll have to see it in action, because it really doesn't look all that attractive to me from the screenshots.

jackwagon06 says:

peep hole.....lol

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jernavy says:

It would be neat to use the camera from there. But they would need a hardware button for that.

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JJ Jones says:

That's what the rear mounted volume buttons are for.

Edit--the next to last sample on bottom row looks to have the camera icon at the three o'clock position. Seems like they already made it a reality.
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Skyway says:

How would you see what you're shooting with the flap closed?

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mini viewfinder? I think the GPro2 had something like that.
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eahinrichsen says:

It'd be super awkward through a circular hole, though.

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BB_Bmore says:

There are some zooper widgets on the play store that look very much like this. They are of course styled after Android wear.

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ilhe1s says:

I want to be able to control my music. Poweramp support please.

ctk4949 says:

Did they add like Google Wear round interface with their circle cover case?!?! That would be awesome!!

someguy01234 says:

A 1440p AMOLED screen would be pretty impressive I must say.

Dizfunctions says:

I thought only Samsung uses AMOLED technology?

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someguy01234 says:

LG do make OLED display too, especially their TV, there is some rumor that it could be possible with the G3. I think it make sense with the design being seen here, because with AMOLED they can display all these lockscreen widgets while saving battery and have a nice look with the deep black at the sametime, similar to the Moto X active display.

seanjenkins says:

It would be good to have the nice round clocks without the case

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I am using the quickwindow case on my G2. I previously hated portfolio cases, but this case has converted me. Looks like even more functionality coming to the G3 in terms of how we use quickwindow, excited.

I had my G2 for less than a month with the portfolio case. I wish there were more widgets to it. The square dust left behind is annoying. Still trying to get used to it.

guitarec says:

I'm wondering if we've just gotten an inadvertent preview of how the Moto 360 will look / function...

dlove1 says:

my thoughts exactly!

almath says:

Can we get an LG G3 forum please?

eRod v1.0 says:

There is one already, under the rumored or upcoming devices forum.

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almath says:

Thanks!

MRS DIVA says:

Almath are you going to jump ship from Samsung? nice to see you here as well as on Android forums

almath says:

I might have to, that phone is looking NICE!

Shawheim says:

If only it was a virtual glory hole, lol.

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RaiderWill says:

What? you want something to come thru it? LOL!

eahinrichsen says:

...phrasing.

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Shawheim says:

Lol hilarious

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RaiderWill says:

You Don't Need To Defend Him..
Geez..

glazedfaith says:

Scratches. Let's get some of those even though I've spent money on a case that's specifically intended to cover the screen and prevent scratches.

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+1 lol

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Google10 says:

I have no desire to buy a cover with a front flap, so this serves no purpose for me?

eahinrichsen says:

LG has noted your lack of interest and canceled production accordingly.

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natefish says:

Lock screen widgets... Must be nice

- Sent from my crippled Galaxy S5

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vividrich says:

They look very attractive! Excited for this phone, and not even in the market lol.

Noah Evans says:

One of the most exciting things to me is the idea of having a portfolio case that doesn't cover the camera when it is folded around the back.

RaiderWill says:

Not feeling it.
This device is so nice, I would want to see as much of it as I can at all times..
It would be like having your Fine Women wrapped in a potato sack.. No Thank You.

markdowd84 says:

Don't like it. I prefer rectangles.

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eahinrichsen says:

That hot air balloon picture is the same picture as one of the default backgrounds from my LG flip phone from 2004.

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