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LG Smart Keyboard Update Rolling Out to G3 Owners Later This Month

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The keyboard that you use with a device may not get a lot of attention, but is still a very important part of your overall user experience. LG is looking to greatly improve experiences of using the keyboard on their already well-designed G3, with a new update that is set to roll out later this month.

This update features a long list of upgrades and enhancements, some of which we have seen on other keyboards, but a few that LG will be proud to offer on their devices. 

As you can see in their promotional video above, LG has gone through and made sure that their new Smart Keyboard will get out of your way as much as possible, while still offering up suggestions to make getting your point across faster. The additions of next word suggestion and swipe-to-type bring the keyboard up to speed with other third-party ones, such as SwiftKey and Fleksy, but there are new additions as well.

Emoji suggestions works similarly to word suggestions, but with emojis. While LG must have a kind of system for trying to correctly predict smiley faces in your texts, we can think of a few situations where suggestions could be taken out of context horribly, leading to some interesting conversations with your friends and family.

LG has also built in an indicator that senses which application you are using, then will suggest words based on that context. Most people don’t send regular text messages and business emails in the same tone of voice, and LG is hoping to help with that.

This update has been tipped for “later this month,” but nothing more than that. If we hear more on the release date, we will definitely keep you updated.

Any new G3 owners here? How are you liking it?

Via: LG
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  • JSo

    That conversation was annoying to watch.

  • shooter50

    Don’t really care about any OEM keyboards when Swiftkey goes with me to any phone I use. As for the screen dimming, it is very annoying.At max brightness the screen is awesome even though still dimmer than other flagships. For me personally, I would sacrifice some battery life if I could keep the screen at max brightness at all times. I didn’t pay for a phone with this resolution to use anything less than max brightness.

    As for the lag, it is there, almost identical to the S5. Switching from Davlik to ART helped some and the battery life is noticeably better. After a little over a week using the G3 and S5, I sold the S5 and will be purchasing a second G3. All in all, I love this phone.

    • NeilGeorge

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  • mcdonsco

    Wonder if that keyboard wil come to the g2???

  • Dark_Laser

    “The keyboard that you use with a device may not get a lot of attention..”

    There are literally two other articles on keyboards from today right under this one on the front page.

  • kentholio

    Is this update coming via the play store, or ota? Would be nice if LG followed the other OEM’s and updated their apps via the store.

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  • Paul Hansen

    The stock G3 keyboard lags like mad and is worthless for autocorrect. I switched back to SwiftKey within an hour.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      No it doesn’t.

      • Kane Desousa

        Yes it does, the whole phone lags.

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          No, not really. I had the phone on T-Mobile for a month.

          • Kane Desousa

            I’ve had the international one over a week.

            Already sold it.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Well I apologize. Possibly due to international software then.

          • Eric R.

            That’s really bad especially for a $650+ phone
            Is it the 2K screen?

          • Kane Desousa

            I was disappointed honestly, and the international one has the newest firmware.

            And thankfully the device is around 570 on carriers. So cheaper then other flagships.

          • Bryan Mills

            The 805 isn’t any better.


          • Why did you sell?

          • Kane Desousa

            Slow, unimpressed with the ridiculous sharpening on the display. Just overall not a jump AT ALL from something like a s5 or m8.

            Possibly even step down.

          • I’ve heard similar things. I ALMOST jumped on it a few times but ultimately I’ve decided to see what else comes later this year. The screen on the G3 also seems kind of dim compared to the s5 or m8.

          • Kane Desousa

            It is certainly dimmer then both.

            but its readable in sunlight. Unlike the Z2. That phone is pretty bad.

          • KleenDroid

            Omg guys. I was going to pay full price for this phone the day it came out. I was very excited for it based on how I liked what they did with the G2.

            I’m coming from an S4 that I got on day 1. I Loki bypassed the bootloader and am running the 4.4.4 Google Play ROM and love this phone. I wanted the G3 because of its ability to also Loki bypass and easily ROM it.

            Guys…. Is the G3 a worthwhile step up for a perfectly running Loki bypassed S4? I didn’t get the S5 because I can’t Loki the bootloader.

            I’ve been waiting and you guys are starting to bum me out.

          • Bryan Mills

            Used the international version and it was flawless. Not sure what that guy was using.

          • Kane Desousa

            You’re an LG Fanboy though so what you say means nothing really.

            Flawless? So it’s as quick as the nexus 5, or the m8?

    • wickets

      Hows the rest of the phone performing, especially with regards conectivity….thanks, and p.s. very jealous here haha

    • rawr

      The reviews about the software lag (and not really answering questions on if Nova fixes it) and the screen being more of a problem than a benefit makes me want to wait even longer for something better… I’ve been waiting since 2012 with my gnex…

      I don’t know how much longer I (well, the gnex) can go.

      • rawr

        Oh, and the front logo… Like come on.

      • Bryan Mills

        Thank god you didn’t say you’re waiting for the 805.

        • Kane Desousa

          It’s equal to the 801 in this test because the other phone is pushing QHD.

          If the 805 was pushing the same resolution as the 801 it would surpass it by far.

          The 805 would make the g3 about equal instead of SLOWER then all 1080p phones with the 801 and 800

          You don’t think do you?

          • Maxim∑

            The 805 S5 is quad HD…. and its equal to the 801 in performance according to that benchmark
            Seems like qualcomm is running out of ideas, they cant increase the maximum frequency forever.

          • P Did

            No, he doesn’t. Or he does, but there is not much horsepower up there.