Ahead of the LG G5 launch on April 1, the South Korean manufacturer has posted a walkthrough video detailing all the custom features on offer with its latest software iteration, LG UX 5.0.
A feature making its debut in UX 5.0 is LG Friends Manager app, which makes it easier to connect and control the modules available for the phone, such as the CAM Plus, Hi-Fi Plus, and 360 CAM. You can also find information on all the requisite apps needed for the modules from within Friends Manager. You get a different view based on the accessory the phone is connected to:
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 360 CAM and Rolling Bot.
LG is also talking about various camera-centric features available with the LG G5, including Auto Shot, which automatically takes a photo as soon as it recognizes your face. Unlike Gesture Shot, you don't have to make a gesture or use a phrase. Multi View can be used to create a photo or video collage by sticking together different angles of the same image using both the front and rear cameras.
With UX 5.0, LG has ditched the app drawer, but the manufacturer is including the option to revert to a traditional layout in the launcher settings. Just navigate to "Home and app drawer", and you'll be able to install a conventional app drawer.
Other enhancements include a new version of LG Health, which lets you effectively track and manage your activity goals, an app called Smart Doctor that checks if your phone is working at optimal levels, and the ability to wirelessly transfer all the content from your old phone to the LG G5 using LG Backup.
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