G3 UI

These are supposedly screenshots from the upcoming LG G3, showing a flat and bright user interface. Procured by Digital Trends, we also can see a new element they're calling LG's "concierge" that suggests things like an umbrella when rain is in the forecast. The images themselves were originally 2,560 x 1,440, which would seem to also confirm the QHD display rumored to be coming with the G3.

While we won't know for sure until we see something official, this feels like a good look for LG. Like you, we're waiting to have an official look at the G3 sometime this summer.

Source: Digital Trends

 
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Spence1115 says:

Now THAT is a very flat interface.

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benthe1 says:

Flatter than an Asian face...

Jdane07 says:

Seriously?

benthe1 says:

Sorry if I offended you, it was a complete joke. Lol.

An offensive statement a group of people does not, a joke make...

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benthe1 says:

Sure it does. Ask any black comedian that makes fun of white people. Or any comedian that makes fun of a group of people for that matter. Just because it's offensive, doesn't mean it's not a joke...

Gator352 says:

That be true.

TurboFool says:

Social commentary about another culture is not remotely similar to your comment.

benthe1 says:

"Social commentary" HAHAHA. Go listen to Chris Rock and tell me that's social commentary. Seriously, use words you actually understand the meaning of.

TurboFool says:

I have and I do. His comedy is packed with context; something your "joke" sorely lacked.

benthe1 says:

So if I give some "context" it's not racist anymore? HAHAHA. Wow, you have some messed up views.

TurboFool says:

Context provides clues to suggest whether it's satire, social commentary, or a wide variety of other things that can dispel the inherent racism. Some of the greatest comedians of all time have said things that, if separated from context, were intensely racist, but when heard within the context of their routine were, in fact, empowering and vital to progress. Hell, just look at the Stephen Colbert debacle when his quote was tweeted without context. Context matters, and while it's hardly GUARANTEED to make something not racist, it sure has a better chance of it than no context at all.

benthe1 says:

Okay buddy. I'll give context next time I want to tell a racist joke, that way it'll have a better chance of being socially acceptable. Lol

TurboFool says:

Sounds like a plan to me!

Racist idiot does not understand how stupid he is.

kj11 says:

Uummmm yyeeaaa... You're not Chris Rock, might wanna leave the jokes to actual comedians bruh; you're not very funny.

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Agreed, but only if the person who cracks the statement mentions it to be so, which in this case he did. So no offense needs to be felt

A clear example is - Russell Peters - A globally recognized stand up comedian of Indian Origin ho has made a name for himself making fun of Human Races and culture in various parts of the world
Watch his session named 'White, Black and Brown' and I'm sure you'd enjoy it.

TurboFool says:

A tired excuse. "It was just a joke" does not get you out of a complete non sequitur racist comment. Perhaps with some context or perspective we could see it as satirical OF racism. But by itself? Nope.

benthe1 says:

"A tired excuse." I wasn't making an excuse, it was in fact, a joke. Apparently people have become so sensitive to racism that they jump on the opportunity to bash the person who made a "racist" joke.

TurboFool says:

It's a tired excuse for a joke. Without any context to make it sound anything BUT racist, the only obvious conclusion from it is that it's a racist joke. Therefore the fact that it's "just a joke" just isn't good enough anymore.

You're weak.

TurboFool says:

Cool story, bro.

josegb2011 says:

Everyone is entitled to their opinions at the end of the day a joke is a joke if you wanna make it more than what it is than is on you. there's more important things to worry about in life than arguing about a joke you disliked.

No you are an idiot how is still making excuses, stop being a bigot.

DWR_31 says:

I don't see "Okay Google" in the search bar!

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Kreskin says:

It's not my thing. But one of the benefits of having an Android is the fact I can customize it.

geoff5093 says:

Just announce it already!

venom376 says:

I agree on this one!

dark96 says:

SEcond

sabret00the says:

Forget that, just release it already.

n0obpr0 says:

Flatter than Miley Cyru's butt

quailallstar says:

Word

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lumpysherman says:

Oh SNAP!!!!

I'd still hit it...

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Gator352 says:

With a phaser or disrupter?

intrepid359 says:

Why??? Gross.

J_Jameson says:

Chris Brown? You diggin' the white meat now?

*1

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barondebxl says:

You ain't lying!

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udazavlanje says:

+1000

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VZW Moto X

seanjenkins says:

Racist

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That's sexist.../s

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cjbrigol says:

Wow that looks nice...when is this supposed to come out? It's either this or the Note 4 for me!

Yep. Love my Note 3, but I think this could draw me away. Unless the Note 4 is a beast. Lol.

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cjbrigol says:

Did you go from the Note 2 to the Note 3? I couldn't justify spending the money. There is honestly not one phone out I would replace this phone with even if I got it for free (well maybe the Note 3 :P). I would be surprised if the G3 could tempt me...but if it's better, it's better.

I went from the GS3, actually. I tried almost every phone out there, but the Note 3 just felt right.

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frettfreak says:

Yeah... honestly, i think i may take back my s5 (still in my 14 days) and wait for this. I was SUPER impressed by the g2 hardware when i checked it out but couldnt STAND the os. This looks like touchwiz and sene got together and had a baby! I like it.

Dperks17 says:

Hahaha nice notification toggles. They're a complete rip of Sammy its so sad.

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MarkSeven says:

Exactly what I first thought.

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frettfreak says:

LG has been a complete rip off of samsung for a LONG time. However, i am liking this better than the new touchwiz (which i dont mind at all)

intrepid359 says:

Personally, I think that LG does rip Samsung off, but they also improve on it and implement it better. I feel like Samsung has mostly features that don't make sense or have no sense of purpose, whereas LG at least tries to make it work while also using their own innovative ideas.

the1m.polo says:

Agree 100%

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I didn't know sammy adopted flat round notification toggles as their patent. If that is true then i could say that they copied those round toggles from IOS 7. .-.

LG G2 > other phones

TheDu9du says:

you don't patent design, you copyright it.

I'm pretty sure you knew what i meant.

LG G2 > other phones

Yea, but correcting you is so much more pretentious.

eahinrichsen says:

Technically, it's more pedantic than pretentious.

I got really angry for about half a second until I processed what just happened.

eahinrichsen says:

In that case, mission accomplished. :-)

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tastisnax says:

Well played, all.

Gator352 says:

OMG! Thanks guys! That made my day as I laughed so hard!

TheDu9du says:

no no, be sure to notice the different color, and slightly thinner contour lines.

These toggles fill the circle. They're distinct from both Samsung toggles and iOS7 toggles, both of which modify the icon color/intensity/opacity and do not fill the circle.

You really didn't give this much thought beyond some bandwagon trashing.

Impulses says:

Why is it sad? If you're talking about the aesthetic style, they look more like iOS than anything... If you're talking about the functionality, I'd sooner applaud them for copying a useful feature than mock them. Apple and Google have been cribbing off each other for years, MS and Apple for decades, heck, tons of features that are now part of stock Android originally showed up on Sense, TouchWiz, or custom ROMs. It's a natural process.

swagsaunders says:

+1©

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Finally. Someone that actually has a brain.

LG G2 > other phones

Agreed.

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tastisnax says:

Hooray for smarts!

Bobby Henris says:

So... someone copies and gets taken to court, eveyone cries how lawsuits slow innovation down, or someone copies and eveyone calls it a rip off. Just can't win, catch 22

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J_Jameson says:

Korean companies take ideas from each other all the time. It's a two way street and very common. They generally don't give a crap about patents or anything between home-turf companies as long as it isn't specifically theft because, well, they have better things to do. Obviously they will defend themselves if need be but they also understand the utter pointlessness and stupidity of attempting to patent software user interface (actually every company in the consumer tech industry other than Apple understands this).

Impulses says:

It's hardly specific to Korean companies, the underpinnings of the modern GUI were ripped off lock stock and barrel from Xerox PARC by the earliest incarnations of Apple and MS... Jobs himself was quoted while quoting Pablo Picasso (good artists copy, great ones steal). Somehow along the way he made it personal tho (with Gates), and that lead to the kind of ridiculous quotes we later got (declaring thermonuclear war on Android, etc).

J_Jameson says:

Oh yeah, absolutely. I completely agree. Pretty much all UI's are nothing more than imitations of another. With each ones' roots being ultimately traced back to what Xerox PARC was doing. Hec, look at the PARCpad. It's, in my opinion, a perfect example of that. It's not a bad thing either. It's simply a pursuit of effective and intuitive UI. It isn't theft or necessarily an attempt to copy simply for the sake of sales. If someone has a good idea, naturally it makes sense to use it. Tweak it to your preferences, but use it nonetheless. Everyone does this on a daily basis for nearly everything in life so I just don't understand the whole "copycat" mantra. I said what I said about Korean companies because their case is still a tad unique in comparison to other countries' tech companies. As a whole, their approach is to piggyback off of each others' successes. They compete with each other while simultaneously, they share the wealth with each other(but only with each of their own, no other countries' companies get a pass, screw those guys). They often have a "me too" approach to products as if one company does well in one area, the other is able to do something similar and do well too. Honestly, to me, their approach is so much better than the "screw over everyone ever that isn't me/my company because I am entitled to everything because I say I have worked harder than anyone else" that is so common in the US(Kind of a baby boomer issue tbh even though generally they would never admit it especially considering, currently, they are the ones who hold the highest positions as a whole.)

If the mere outline shape of an icon constitutes a rip off, then your view of design isn't terribly nuanced.

Look again, closely, and you'll notice these toggles have white on black icon and circle border and toggling fills the circle.

Samsung toggles are still Holo inspired lighter grayish icon on darker circular background. Toggling only illuminates the icon, just as it did in the S2, and does not fill the circle. Totally unimaginative.

Really like this. I am very interested. Weather and time widget looks fantastic. Not sure how I feel about the bluish green color in the pull down menu toggles, but I could get used to it.

rampage1979 says:

I'm with you but maybe it will be customizable with themes like the m8, if not I'm sure xposed would be the answer to change it to whatever color you like.

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ronnypoo says:

I own a g2 and I think lg is great and all. I'm sorry but that's just a blatant copy of the new touchwiz. They probably were working on it before the s5 was unveiled but they could always tweak it to look more different.

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Amir47 says:

The LG is Touchwiz lite in the first place but more useful and no lag.

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intrepid359 says:

Yes! This is exactly what I wanted to say in my earlier post. My post was like TouchWiz, your post is like LG's UI lol

zondajag says:

Its pretty ridiculous that for the past 5 years computer monitors have topped out at 1080p for resolution yet on phones the pixel count keeps increasing! It's madness!

ronnypoo says:

Costs much more to produce a high PPI monitor display compared to producing a higher PPI phone display.

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Zig261 says:

1080p been out since 2007. It should be cheap by now.

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ronnypoo says:

An average 1080p monitor costs around $100-$120 on the market. Bump it up to 4k and it will usually cost up to a grand, sometimes a couple. Probably not a valid point, but just wanted to put it into perspective
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blazer236ix says:

Samsungs 4k monitor is just 600-700

ronnypoo says:

Also ur usually holding the phone closer to your face :p

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intrepid359 says:

Well, there was a lot of price fixing going on until recently.

TheDu9du says:

Who are you quoting? and Why do you believe them?

Impulses says:

That's only a little part of it, for years consumers settled for laptops with bad 1336x768 displays, so software wasn't optimized for other resolutions, so OEMs had little reason to innovate. Even now that we have relatively inexpensive laptops with ultra high res displays (e.g. $950 Yoga 2 Pro), and an OS that can support it (Win 8 & 8.1 particularly), software still lags behind.

You'd think a company like Adobe that caters to enthusiasts and professionals with powerful machines and a NEED for more virtual workspace would be at the forefront of something like this yet Adobe CS is one of the worst behaving applications on high res displays.

Chrome for Windows isn't too hot either... Android OTOH was engineered pretty early on to deal with a variety of resolutions and scale appropriately. Unlike Windows which took years, or iOS which just decided to double res and scale everything, compatibility be damned.

Impulses says:

Desktop displays are lagging even more, tho those are larger an more expensive, and the desktop market is shrinking... Dell has a QHD 24" out now tho, costs more than my 3x 24" 1920x1200 IPS Dell displays put together tho... Maybe in a year or two it'll be within my budget!

kelayz says:

1080p isn't the top out of computer monitors. 4k son

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zero3187 says:

TV's maybe but there are more than plenty of computer monitors that go past 1080p. Most computer monitors don't conform to the "High Definition" standard when it comes to resolution.

Great to see that they have adopted the recent apps multitasking button. Also does anyone have any idea what the small "G" logo is in this image:
http://icdn6.digitaltrends.com/image/lg-g3-android-apps-macro-970x646-c.jpg
Seems to be indicating a special homescreen of sorts.

AJH says:

Maybe they added a Google Now page, like the Nexus 5 has. That would be awesome.

Or their version of it at least. Kind what I was thinking, since it is all the way to the left.

I just had a thought. The G2 was marketed alongside the G Pad 8.3 with things like Q pair and Q slide. What if this is an extension of that integration? Notifications monitoring? maybe battery stats? Perhaps some sort of screen mirroring? Has Google even put out hooks for Google now launcher esq placement of Google now? I'm having trouble seeing LG go the route of blinkfeed/my magazine especially if HTC releases the apk as they are rumored to.

Or another thought, a mirrored homescreen or some interactive homescreen for the new GWatch possibly.

erwaso says:

Almost looks like the G3 will be launched alongside the G Watch for further integration of software

ryanmtech says:

My thought is that they will be launching some sort of feature similar to HTC BlinkFeed?

pinch55 says:

Not bad! The only thing, my G2 is running great with no real issues. I don't know if I could justify purchasing a G3. I haven't tired of this phone yet, unlike the Galaxy S3 from last year.

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Yeah, the G2 still runs great, I wouldn't be opposed to being updated to this new UI though :P

That would be nice. If this new UI is for real, I'd love to have it on my G2.

itr themes says:

My G1 is still going strong even.. wife's G2 rocks also. I'll stick with both until I have to get something else probably.

Looks like Android combined with iOS 7 and I actually like it. Soft colors and a flag design go really well together.

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Looks nice.

oddom says:

lg bites everything Samsung...this is sad and Round menu icons?! Seriously! I can't take it...I dislike lg and have no respect for them, at least HTC is making android their own and not biting icons or styles.

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Impulses says:

Apple had round toggles before Samsung, just saying... Also, who the heck cares whether they're round, rectangular, or oh oblongs... Comments like that are the very worst of fanboi culture, I bet Samsung's PR loves customers like you.

figueroaw says:

@addom

Are you mad?

Ok, so a simple two part solution to your problem is:
a) Don't look at anything LG, much less comment about it.
b) Buy only HTC.

There, I fixed you.

rampage1979 says:

They all copy from each other seriously, my magazine on the s5 is a copy of blinkfeed on the m8, the m8 copied the double tap to wake that was on the G2, the s5 now has a quick reply pop-up that was first on the G2 and so on who cares as long as they are improving on it. The screen shots look nice people where complaining that LG's ui was cartoony so they flattened it it seem they are listening.

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figueroaw says:

+1

Coollok100 says:

Looks really good - second only to HTC Sense in terms of the aesthetics of 3rd party skins IMO. Still prefer stock though.

QuadForce says:

I like it. BIG improvement from G2, IMO. Sadly, this won't be my next as the size is too big. Wherefore art thou Moto X 2 ?

intrepid359 says:

How is the size too big when the dimensions aren't even known? You can fit a 5.5" screen in a small frame if you know how to control bezels the way LG does.

I swear b4 I even opened the article I knew they would have copied Samsung lmaooooo its sad...damn well I guess u look up to the top dog

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the1m.polo says:

You're right .. but Samsung copied the top dog! Apple! That's how Samsung came up right .. and Apple copied Xerox... And they came up ... They all copy ...the greatest ideas and people in in life are copies .. but u gotta put your spin on it and bam success!!! Now go copy someone my brotha !! LG is smart they're doing Samsung better than Samsung(minus the sales) ... Like Samsung tried to do Apple better than Apple... LG has the brand outside of the mobile space to give Samsung a problem ... Samsung better make some separation because LG is doing things right .... But ima keep my m8....lol
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PxuLL says:

It will be stupid if the G2 never got a interface refresh for once.

It will. And a HW refresh. They'll call it the G3.

Kayone73 says:

I like it, looks good

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Ace829 says:

Looks pretty cool although I wish OEM skins/launchers can be as customizable as Nova or Apex.

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rampage1979 says:

Actually the LG UI on the G2 is very customizable, you can change the transitions of the home page, change the size/icon pic of the icons and even change the complete icon pack with many diffrent icon packs from the play store just type LG home packs and you get a bunch of icon packs that work with the stock lg launcher.

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Chanlion says:

I kind of like this. It looks like my iPhone now. They both have easy on the eyes GUIs now.

BB_Bmore says:

Sense meets TouchWiz

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lumpysherman says:

Just like Mr. Horse, "No sir, I don't like it.".

Yacer Mirza says:

This phone looks promising.

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erwaso says:

I dunno, looks cleaner and simpler than iOS7 and TW. If it doesn't lag then maybe it'll give Samsung lemmings one less thing to whine about lol

Dizfunctions says:

I gotta say I like the new look

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Mobius360 says:

I think it looks pretty good, definitely an improvement from the stock G2 IMO.

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Edin Abazi says:

I really hope this also comes on the G2. The current one is insanely hideous.

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Rattso2005 says:

When is it supposed to be announced?

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intrepid359 says:

They haven't announced the announcement yet. Stay tuned.

mike31082 says:

Being a g2 owner I'm disappointed with LG, even with this. Definitely kicking myself for not waiting on the latest HTC One. Definitely going back to HTC when my contract is up.

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anekin007 says:

I'll go back to HTC when they improve the camera. I love sense I just updated my m7 to sense 6. it's the closest to stock. LG and Samsung is doing too much and everything is just a clutter.

Megaroad says:

Do updates to these proprietary Android UI's typically come to older devices? I've got a G2, and wouldn't mind getting this.

intrepid359 says:

HTC and Motorola have done that. Not sure about anyone else.

hmmm says:

The notification pull down is so cluttered...

In the current UI, one can turn off the QSlide. That frees up some space.
Likely they'd do the same here.

ryanmtech says:

i agree, but at least it looks good

slywalk says:

This is way better than the current LG skin...IMO.

BIG ACH says:

Thanks for the recent apps button! About time LG adopted that!

Release it to the Play store and let the G2 update to it also.

Edit: Although, this would be difficult or impossible depending on how they coded it up.

barondebxl says:

The notification theme looks like the one found in the new touchwiz.

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markdowd84 says:

I find the color scheme and icons dull and boring. Maybe seeing the G3 in person when it comes out will change my mind.

Very nice. I like it. Yeah, the Optimus UI has basically been a copy of TouchWiz for a while now. The difference is that this UI is optimized for a nice experience, unlike LagWiz.

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anekin007 says:

Notification screen is for notifications. I hate that half the notification screen is taken up by unremovable stuff. Why can't they implement it like stock or HTC sense. They should be empty for notifications.

Mobius360 says:

Looking more closely, they have made available an option missing from the G2 UI. Having your dock icons label free. On the current G2 you have to use 7 icons to lose the labels. These screen shots shots no labels with 5.

The regular recent apps button is a plus in place of menu.

Assuming the qslide apps can be hidden like the current UI the new notification area looks nice, I would rather it be the Google style / HTC style to get to the quick settings. Now as long as T-Mobile doesn't add permanent sliders for brightness and volume again I would be very happy.

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jakeuten says:

was this ripped right off of the s5?

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I prefer the look of the G2, but this looks really nice too. Soon as the G3 is out, it's good bye Note 3. Of all the minor things I'll miss about the Note, lag wont be one of them.

Hammad Sami1 says:

This, along with the fact that the G3 will probably be a spec monster with a 5.2" or higher display, might be my next phone

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Jonneh says:

I'm thinking the same.

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Rohit Verma4 says:

Update android p362 tablet

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jrb363 says:

Looks interesting! I'd definitely be willing to give it a try!

gregmcph says:

The buttons are in the correct order. Getting closer to being usable.
I'll be reading the reviews when it is finally out with interest.

mayconvert says:

I think its ugly as hell.... I was so excited for the G3 until I saw THIS^^
The G2 interface looks better. The colors suck on the new interface.

GMoney90sMan says:

Better looking interface. Looks more like vanilla android. I'm really excited that the pics show a multi tasking icon. Looking forward to this awesome phone.

LG G2 (4.4.2) T-Mobile

the1m.polo says:

Damn they beat Samsung in fixing the cartoon image...now that looks nice!!!!!

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the1m.polo says:

Just wondering the name Iris as a favorite... Maybe that's the voice assistant service iris found in the play store .... Idk.. just an observation

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schv09 says:

This looks nice, but I don't like the circle that takes you to all the apps. That lowers the effect of the whole modern look because it looks so outdated. It would be great if they used the circle that's present in stock android 4.4 that's transparent and maintains the modern look.