LG to bring in the Optimus UI 3.0 for its Ice Cream Sandwich devices

Almost every device manufacturer has its own UI over the stock Android ROM and today LG has announced its new UI for its line of Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices. Known as the Optimus UI 3.0, it is said to bring in key features, including Quick Memo, unique unlock functions and other new features.

Optimus UI 3.0 will have a new app called Quick Memo which will enable users to jot notes on the screen using a finger. Quick Memo in Optimus UI 3.0 will also allow users to share their thoughts through social networks, text messages and e-mails more conveniently.

Other new features include:
  • the ability to unlock the phone by dragging anywhere on the screen;
  • a new Pattern Lock that allows users to preset the most frequently used function, such as the camera, which automatically opens once the phone is unlocked;
  • a simpler version of Optimus UI 3.0 for new smartphone users which organizes the main applications so that they are the easiest to access;
  • a new Voice Shutter that allows users to capture photos using only voice commands;
  • a special camera feature that enables users to pick up the best shot among multiple images including the moment just before the shutter button is depressed;
  • an Icon Customizer that provides an additional level of personalization by allowing users to set their own photos as icons and shortcut images;
  • the addition of a Download category to the menu for easier organization.
Optimus UI 3.0 will debut on the LG Optimus LTE II launching this week in Korea, followed by LG Optimus 4X HD in June.