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Additional LG G3 Screenshots Leak, Reportedly Confirm Flatter UI

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It is nearing the end of April, and we have already seen two flagship devices from HTC and Samsung. However, it seems that more than ever, the public is eagerly awaiting what LG will unveil to compete against the One (M8) and Galaxy S5.

The LG G3 is by no means a complete mystery, as we have already seen multiple leaks over the past few weeks. Today, we have another look at the reported flattened UI, and possibly a few new features for the upcoming device. 

In this latest leak from Digital Trends, we get to see more than just the home page of LG’s updated user interface. A sneak peek into what some of the widgets will look like, and even a glance at the menu settings is included in today’s leak. Once again, these leaked photos show the updated flattened look that LG is working to push to their upcoming devices. These screenshots also come in at the 2,560 x 1,440, which seems to confirm earlier reports of the QHD display.

These three screenshots also show LG’s answer to Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana, which is reportedly being called, for the time being, the “Concierge.” The homepage features a widget that is suggesting to its owner to take an umbrella, because it drew information from AccuWeather that reported there was rain in the forecast.

Sources to Digital Trends state that the suggestions will go even further than Google Now, which would be quite exciting if it ends up being true.

It is hard not to get more excited for the G3, as more leaks keep pouring out.

Via: Digital Trends
  • G2 owner

    yes!!!! a Recent Apps button has replaced the silly Settings button. Yes, i know i can long-press the Home key on my G2.. But this is ‘Merica! G2 is awesome. of course outsold by S4 and HTC One last year, but word has gotten around, that the G2 was a beast, and hype about the G3 is building up; rightfully so.

  • I do like that background though…anyone have it? 🙂

  • truth_cutz

    Looks pretty good, I wonder if they will back port this to other models.

  • Krunksky


  • thecokedragon

    I really hope there’s an option to add the menu button back. I’m fine with multitasking button but having never owned anything other than a Nexus 7 for a short period that had one, I’d much rather a menu button than multitasking when you can so easily hold home for it.

  • Christian Tolentino

    At least they are SLIGHTLY going away from the touchwiz look but they should take off the damn QSlide apps in the notification panel. Besides that it’s a bit cleaner than the previous one. Anybody has this wallpaper?

    • Brian

      They make it very easy to add/remove the QSlide (and a ton of other) apps from the notification panel, so you can remove it yourself. That was one of the first things I did when I got my G2.

    • G2 Owner

      Christain, you can easily take off the “damn” QSlide Apps from the notification panel. scroll, all the way to right, click on settings, enable QSlide shortcut, and toggle QSlide shortcut on/off.

  • Natty Bee

    I am eagerly awaiting the G3

  • hoosiercub88

    Those Quick Action buttons.. new TouchWiz anyone?

  • MRising

    I’ve gone from S3 to S4 and never wanted the S5. I’m very interested in what LG can do with the G3!

  • coh303

    I hope this releases soon! I miss my G2, gotta have them thin ass bezels back 🙂

  • crazed_z06

    Looks like Touchwiz from the GS5.

  • Nathan Bryant

    I swear LG is an undercover Samsung company. Other then that they do some things better then Sammy.

  • Ralph Bretz

    I’d just like to see a Dev Edition on VZW.

  • percyjackson393

    looks incredible, now demonstrate to me the battery existence with that show LG. that will figure out if or not I get the M8 or the G3…..unless the Xperia Z2 is coming to sprint, then I’m getting that no doubt.

    • G2 Owner

      the G2 battery is amazing. 3000mah. lasts all day and then some. I can’t imagine them downgrading battery life on the G3. Should be a beast of a phone

      • I have come to know that they are improving G3 battery system. Still not confirmed but I am waiting for this phone earnestly.

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    Lg it’s okay you don’t have to chase Samsung. Be bold (Not blackberrt bold).

  • BradT

    Is that an iPhone?

  • joejoe5709

    Not bad! I mean either way I’ll still use Apex launcher, Xposed Framework and an icon pack, but if the notification shade and settings menu looks better then I’m all for it!

  • Allen George

    Yeah I hate touchwiz, and I don’t like LG’s UI much but this is a step in the right direction. I want them to drop this beast with the 810 CPU 🙂

  • androidkin

    This actually looks really nice. Definitely an improvement over the current version of LG’s skin.

  • John Clausen

    As far as Android skins go, this one actually doesn’t look too bad. Not as nice as the new Sense, but not half bad.

  • Mike Aurin

    Imagine how awful this is going to look when you replace the messaging app with Hangouts…what a mismatch cluster that’ll be. At least Samsung doesn’t have a theme so app icons don’t look out of place.

    • Aooga

      Finally someone gets it.

    • G2 Owner

      Actually the above icons looks like the latest “theme” icons that 4.4.2 added to the G2. Hopefully theres still the stock icons theme in the G3 as an option.

  • PoisonApple31

    Just like my Note 3, this phone will also get the Nova Launcher treatment – yuck.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    this might be the phone that takes me away from my nexus 5.

  • chris125

    Looks like their notification shade is even more crowded than samsung’s. Think this looks a little better than touchwiz, will be interesting to see how it performs.

    • YellowDevil

      there’s a toggle(on/off) for the QSlide section that frees up a lot of space

  • ryan savini

    I kind of like those icons….

  • geedee82

    Looks like they finally got the on-screen nav keys right, replaced the menu button with the recent tasks. This is a no-brainer that should have been done from the beginning but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

    • Shawn Spring

      ^^this. I was just about to post this myself…keep it Android people!

    • The Narrator

      Holding the home button too difficult?

      • geedee82

        I don’t own a G2, I just like seeing things done the right way. Google got rid of the menu button a long time ago.

        • n900mixalot

          If you don’t own the device, how can you criticize it in any meaningful way?

          • Justin W

            Because he has opinions as does anyone else in this thread. Just because he doesn’t have a G2 doesn’t mean he hasn’t used a device without a Multitasking button (or with both a multi-tasking button and a menu button).

          • geedee82

            LOL. Seriously? If anything I was commending LG for using the proper nav key layout on the G3 (according to these screenshots) because it was incorrect on the G2, and that is a MATTER OF FACT. I don’t need to own a G2 to know that it had a menu button in place of the recent tasks. Otherwise I think it’s a fantastic device.

      • calculatorwatch

        As someone using a G Pad and a GNex I find having to switch between the two methods incredibly annoying. I often hit the menu button on my tablet and hold the home button on my phone to no avail. Plus having to wait that extra second just bothers me.

        I just don’t see why they couldn’t have it as an option. They have quick memo and the notification bar but no multitasking?

        • G2 Owner

          my thoughts exactly on the G2. Really? a notifications pull down short cut, and menu button but no recent apps option? lol.. Oh, but we can mirror them from left to right and right to left? lol
          Thats about the worst complaint i can think about on my g2. Sweet phone

      • Craig P

        Holding the multitasking button too difficult?

      • Elliot Kim

        No, but that wait for the recent app list to show feels way too long. It isn’t instant like Samsung’s double-tap home button.

    • Cesar

      It’s entirely possible they just changed the icon while keeping it functioning as a “menu” button. A couple of phones have done so already.

      • geedee82

        Oh god I hope not.

  • BobbyG

    Menu key gone, that it awesome

  • Genaro

    Well I actually liked it.

  • RustyTechGuy

    Are those screen shots from an iPhone 5 looks awfully similar.

    • Trent Callahan

      Because iOS has widgets.

  • mcdonsco

    The s5 has that aqua blue everything too … Its the one thing I really wish I could change

  • Pratik Holla

    Get RID of those dumb Qslide apps in the notification! Wish there was way to get stock android notification shade in the play store….

    • The Narrator

      You can. It’s in the settings.

      • The Narrator


        • Pratik Holla

          Sweet… did not know that! Thank you

          • The Narrator

            Go to notification bar. All the way to right, settings. Add Qslide, them unhighlight it up top

  • The Narrator

    This + xposed. Yes please!

    And you can hide the Qslide apps, so ignore that.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Man, LG is hanging on to that cyan/turquoise color scheme… at least it’s not on the battery icon any longer.

  • YES! Finally! The new look isn’t the best but it’s much better.

    • Pratik Holla

      WAYY better than the fake leather and gaudy UI they had before. Looks pretty cleaned up.

  • I enjoy Flat UI just as much as the next guy, but the thing that takes away from this is all the damn squares. Seriously, squares err’where

  • chtis

    This looks like a cross between touchwiz and sense.

    • n900mixalot

      And iOS 6.

  • Guy Pierce

    It look pretty good… However, I don’t want it to be LG Whiz!

  • Colin Huber

    Some visual comparison.

    • The Narrator

      Yep, LG>>>> 5 icons always wins

      • Justin W

        This makes me think of “we added a 5th row of Icons” everyone was giving Apple flack for back when they announced the 4″ screen.

      • michael arazan

        As much as I dislike both, at least LG is finally heading in the right direction

    • PoisonApple31

      Lmao! Well if I ended up grabbing a G3 and selling my Note 3, at least I’ll understand how to use it thanks to LG’s inspiration from Samsung!

      • n900mixalot

        ding ding ding!

  • WCM3

    Very excited for the LG G3..

    But shiettt I had flat icons on my G2 with Kovdev’s Lumos. It was fantastic..

    • SplashMTN

      I still haven’t found an icon pack I like more than Lumos.

  • shelderman

    hope they move this ui down to the G2

    • The Narrator

      Don’t think so. Unless it comes in 4.5/4.4.3

    • grumpyfuzz

      There is always xda :P, but an official build would be nice.

  • Josh P.

    This is what the new touch wiz should have been on the s5.

  • Ray

    Now with a menu button. Wow LG is really listening to its customers and it seems like this will be my next device

  • Danmheadache

    LG might copy Samsung in the beginning, but I think LG is getting things better than Samsung at the end.

    • cadtek91

      True, at least they have on-screen buttons.

      • calculatorwatch

        I’m just glad they’re letting people have a multitasking button now. That’s easily my least favorite part about LG’s current skin.

        • wtfsss

          I actually rooted JUST to run G2 Xposed and fix this myself

    • The Narrator

      They always have.

    • K

      LG’s UI is far more smoother than touchwiz.

  • SplashMTN

    I wish they would get rid of the bright blue and go with more subdued colors.

    • ams165

      Gee. I’m sure it’s real hard to change colors….

      • SplashMTN

        If you’d like to walk me through it I’d be happy to listen.

        • ams165

          Be more than happy to, as soon as you get one…

          • SplashMTN

            I was specifically speaking about changing the colors on my G2 – the phone that’s actually out and shares a similar if not the same color scheme as the G3 supposedly does.

          • Paradisimo

            Root, install Xposed framework, install Gravity Box module and you can have any color you like on the G2.

          • SplashMTN

            I tried rooting my G2 (pre 4.4.2) for roughly 3 hours following the instructions on XDA to a T, but I was never able to gain root access. I haven’t tried again since that happened.

          • David

            Download Ioroot. It takes less than 5 minutes

          • SplashMTN

            I did that, made sure all of my drivers were up to date and everything but it still failed every time. I’m sure it was something I was doing wrong, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.

          • DainLaguna

            I love comments like these

  • BobButtons

    Not too big of a fan. The white-on-teal is hard on the eyes, especially in the quick settings…. have to focus too hard to see the icons. Maybe black on teal would be better.

  • Andrew

    “Reportedly confirm”

  • Daniel Walsh

    That UI looks nice.

  • Robert Boluyt

    Am I the only one who doesn’t really like the flat UIs? Seems more like a step backwards in UI design.

    • JSo

      Its the “in” thing in design right now. Like it or not

    • cjohn4043

      Nah man. Simplicity is a lot harder to achieve than one might think. Designers need to think how different colors/fonts/symbols can convey a certain message and not get that message mixed up with others, if that makes sense. As of right now, it’s definitely the popular thing to do. Many companies have been moving towards a flat, more simplistic look.

    • morteum

      I like the look, but from a user perspective it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Although most people in developed countries know the gist (sp?) of using a smartphone, it still makes more sense for a UI to guide you into doing what you need to do. Flat UI’s lack depth, and depth gives you a good sense of what to do. An icon needs to appear “pressable” and a menu needs to be obvious that it slides out.

  • WitnessG

    It looks nicer than before but I still hate all the cyan/teal they use.

  • Samsung copies Apple, LG copies Samsung.

    • jb

      I wouldn’t say this is a copy. If anything it’s more of a divergence from what Samsung has been doing lately, which i think is a good thing overall, even though I don’t like the design.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Looks nothing like Samsung. Looks more stock-ish to me.

      • PoisonApple31

        More stock-ish because they are using a similar app drawer icon and software key icons? What a joke.

    • JSo
    • The Narrator

      LG does it better.

    • YellowDevil

      They all stole the ability to dial out from motorola

  • morteum

    I don’t hate it.