LG’s Optimus UI 3.0 shown off with voice camera shutter and quick note abilities

LG’s Optimus 4X HD is a pretty powerful phone, with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and a 4.7-inch TrueIPS 720p display. But none of that would matter if the software wasn’t up to scratch, so LG is doing an advertising blitz in the wake of the phone’s European release, showing off some of its more unique features.

For starters, as we previously told you, LG’s version of Android 4.0, dubbed Optimus UI 3.0, will support voice shutter abilities inside the camera app. This allows a user to set a specific voice command in order to engage the camera shutter. This solves a number of problems for phone cameras which are more prone to shakiness and don’t focus as quickly as full-sized cameras.

Another interesting feature that LG is adding is akin to Samsung’s S Memo app in its Galaxy Note. Called Quick Memo, it provides the ability to jot down notes with a finger whenever you need, from within any app. These thoughts can be shared to social networks or email in a flash.

Still cool but slightly gimmicky is LG’s addition of customizable app icons, which let you take a photo or a face and plant them on your favourite icon.

According to the press release, other 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.

The LG Optimus 4X HD is being released in June across Europe, and is expected to come to Canada later this year.

Via: Phone Arena