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LG UX 5.0 Coming To LG G5® Smartphone And More

Easily Control LG Friends for More Playful Mobile Lifestyle


ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.March 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new version of LG's mobile user interface, LG UX 5.0, is coming soon to not only the new flagship LG G5 smartphone but also to other LG smartphones. Based on Android's latest Marshmallow OS and designed for a more playful and innovative mobile experience, LG UX 5.0 users will enjoy an easy connection to LG Friends, image and video capturing on the LG G5 and simple access to features like Always-on, LG Health, Quick Help and more.

"We analyzed the lifestyle of smartphone users to provide a superior mobile experience and greatly expanded the usability with LG UX 5.0," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "LG UX 5.0 and G5 were designed to provide an innovative user experience that reflects the needs of our most demanding customers."

An Enjoyable UX for Connecting with LG Friends

The highlight of LG UX 5.0 is LG Friends Manager, a versatile application that lets users easily connect with and control the modules and accessories known as LG Friends. LG Friends Manager intuitively detects nearby accessories for easy pairing with the LG G5, easily downloading and installing all the required apps from the Google Play Store for no hassles and no hunting. With LG Friends Manager, connecting the LG G5 to its Friends couldn't get any easier.

LG Friends Manager generates a different display for each LG Friend. When paired with the LG 360 CAM, the screen on the LG G5 will display photo previews and the available shooting modes. The Friends Camera Album in the Gallery lets users categorize and manage images captured with LG Friends such as the LG 360 CAM and LG Rolling Bot.

An Enhanced UX for a Powerful Visual Experience

The greatest advantage of LG UX 5.0 is its enhanced support for the LG G5's camera. Image and video capturing has never been so enjoyable with features such as:

Zoom In & Out: Easily switch between the standard 78-degree lens to the 135-degree wide angle lens by simply pinching the screen.

Auto Shot: An enhanced version of Gesture Shot, take the perfect selfies with this smart feature which triggers the shutter as soon as the users' face is recognized.

Multi View: Captures different angles of images at the same exact moment using the front and rear cameras of the LG G5 and the LG 360 CAM.

360 Wallpaper: Images taken with the LG 360 CAM can be displayed as a 360 panorama, shifting in sync with movements of the LG G5.

Pop-out Picture: Combine two images taken simultaneously with the standard and wide angle lens to create a picture-in-a-frame effect.

Film Effect: Raise the level of effects with this set of filters that deliver an "analog" feel to photos. Use Camera Preview to preview and change a filter on the fly before taking the shot.

A User-Centric UX for Greater Convenience

LG refined its user interface and included several new smart features on LG UX 5.0 to enhance usability and convenience, such as:

New Home: LG combined its Home Screen with the App Drawer in LG UX 5.0 to simplify the user experience. Users who prefer the traditional style can download the Home & App Drawer directly from the settings menu on the LG G5.

LG Health: Upgraded for UX 5.0, LG Health1 provides a Beginner as well as Advanced mode matched to the user's profile. Start with Beginner and switch to Advanced once activities reach a certain level, staying motivated along the way with visual details of user progress.

Always-on: Avoid the hassle of turning on the smartphone display just to check the time. With Always-on, all key information including the date, notifications and SMS icon are displayed on the screen at all times.

Smart Doctor: Keep the LG G5 performing at its optimal level with solutions and tips based on usage habits.

World Clock: Enhanced with an attractive graphical user interface, this smart clock displays the time in selected cities around the world and immediately syncs them to whatever local time set for easy scheduling of phone calls and meetings.

File Manager: Navigate the G5 as easily as navigating your PC with direct access to any folders or files indicated by the directory path at top. Use the new search filter to find documents, videos and images anywhere on your G5.

Quick Help: Find answers to any questions about the G5 quickly and easily or request feedback by e-mail.

LG Backup: Use LG Backup and NFC to restore conveniently from other Android phones and now record conversations from your favorite messenger app.

Diverse Security Method: In addition to LG's familiar Knock Code, accurate fingerprint recognition is now built into LG UX 5.0 to provide added convenience and security.

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About LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A, Inc.

LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. Inc. based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc. a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG's consumer-centric products -- including the flagship premium G Series models -- incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit

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