LG G3 QuickCircle case

LG has today announced the availability of its QCircle SDK, through which developers can tailor their apps to work with the QuickCircle flip case that was announced along with the LG G3. And as it prepares to host a developer event in San Francisco, the company has also announced new SDKs for a handful of other LG G3 features.

While the QuickCircle case includes the ability to answer incoming calls, reply to messages, access music controls, launch the camera and check emails, the QCircle SDK allows devs to make many more third-party apps accessible from directly within the windowed case. For more on the QuickCircle case, check out our hands-on post from the London launch event.

Also coming: SDKs for QSlide, QRemote and QPair.

In addition to the QCircle SDK, LG is rolling out additional for SDKs other features included in the G3. The QSlide SDK will allow developers to let their apps turn into miniature windowed apps on LG devices. The QRemote SDK will let developers build in support for more IR-controlled devices on LG phones with the right hardware. And the QPair SDK will let give developers access to the phone-to-tablet link that currently lets LG tablets answer calls through a paired LG phone.

To showcase these new SDKs, LG is hosting a developer event later this month in San Francisco ahead of Google I/O, where LG engineers will be on hand to deliver technical talks. The availability of the SDKs means that the QuickCircle case and other LG utilities, like QSlide and QRemote, will be much more extensible, which is a good thing considering they're mostly limited to first-party LG stuff at present.

Are you excited about the LG G3? What are your thoughts on the QuickCircle case? Hit the comments and let us know.

Source: LG Newsroom


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LG opens up QuickCircle case to developers, makes it more extensible


I think it is only useless for you because you don't know the first thing about creating your own software. Someone who can't read wouldn't be interested in books.

It's good to know devs will be allowed to utilize this feature, but I still don't understand the concept of a folio case, purely designed to protect the screen, with a giant hole in the middle of it, purely designed to scratch the screen.

At least screens now are slightly scuffed all over. This one is going to have a circle etched into it by dust and debris.

I think they also enable wireless charging in the US, which is why US models don't come with wireless charging built into the phone as a feature.

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that is going to be a carrier by carrier decision if I remember right..all of them can get it, none of them can get it or somewhere in between...

I had a window case on my S3 and one on my Note 3, not a scratch on either of them..

I am very interested in seeing how independent devs extend the functionality...

Then, of course, my question to you would be "Why put a folio case on the phone at all?" Clearly you've proven that you protect the screen reasonably enough. Why add the extra step between you and the full functionality of your phone? I'm not saying it's not useful, I just don't understand WHY it's useful.

it adds functionality or at the very least it saves battery. Most of my "normal" tasks can be done through the window, including taking notes, on the Note 3. Answer calls, read texts, manipulate my music...

It is kinda a win.

Supposedly the metal ring around the original LG Quickwindow case scratched the screen in the very early stages. But they fixed it relatively quick.

Well the latest gorilla glass can withstand a good beating so a hole is not a problem the chassis are the weak point with such thin bezzal I'd be glad to use this without loosing functionality to protect the body glass screen is not an issue I have the lg g2 with no case screen has stayed immaculate but I dropped it from like 3 foot and caused a fracture in top right hand corner due to landing on the edge of it's chassis. Look forward to this concept when I purchase the lg g3.

p.s I'm not a lg fan boy I own htc one m7 and note 2 this is just my honest opinion

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I'm so in the fence of returning the M8 and waiting for this to release!

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I'll get excited about anything g3 when they actually announce its release date here...

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I predict someone will develop a tamagochi / virtual pet type app for the circle view. Assuming there will be ways to interact with the circle (touch, shake, etc...)