Android device manufacturers like Samsung and HTC had their own skins on top of Android, LG also has Optimus UI. While Samsung and HTC with their android skins TouchWiz UI and HTC Sense are updating at fast pace LG is catching up, today LG announced the Optimus UI 3.0 Android skin with new features.
These Android skins race is not going to end anytime soon, these skins are the main reason we don’t see Android version updates immediately after the official release of the Android next version. These Android skins customized by the device manufacturers doesn’t give you pure Android experience, except in the case of Google Nexus devices.
HTC already released HTC Sense UI 4.0 with HTC One X and Samsung recently updated the TouchWiz UI that will come with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S III. Now LG has announced that its Android user interface Optimus UI has been updated to version 3.0 for its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices. The new version will bring new features like Quick Memo and, unique unlock functions and other features according to LG.
The Quick Memo feature allows users to make notes on their phone screens and these notes can be shared with others on social networks, messages or by emails. This feature reminds us of Samsung TouchWiz UI. Other features that are included are, you can unlock the phone by dragging anywhere on the screen. Users can now preset the most used function, like opening camera, with the pattern unlock.
Optimus UI 3.0 will come with LG Optimus LTE II launching this week in Korea, rest of the World has to wait till the launch of LG Optimus 4X HD launch later in June. LG announced Optimus 4X HD during the Mobile World Congress this year in February, but till now it is not debuted, it will make its way in June according to LG.