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LG’s new UI Leaks out thanks to the G Pad 7 Manual

May 26, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’ve known for a while that the LG G3 was going to have a refined interface and it would be flatter than the overlay that we currently have on devices like the LG G2, LG G Pro 2, and the LG G Flex. But we still haven’t seen much in terms of what the UI will look like. However, thanks to LG Phones, it appears that the instruction manual for the LG G Pad 7 (which was announced recently) leaked out and does indeed show some screenshots of the UI. Which you can see them all in the gallery at the bottom of this post. Much like Samsung, LG has gone flat this year, this includes icons, and just about everything else. No more gradients. I’m actually liking this move, and not because I’m a huge fan of LG. But I liked the move when Apple did it for iOS 7 and Samsung for the Galaxy S5. It’s also why I use flat icon packs like Flatee on my device.

Here we have screenshots of the new camera app, as well as the video app (not YouTube but the actual video app inside the phone or tablet), as well as the Smartshare screen. It looks much nicer than the UI that LG had on the G2 – prior to the KitKat update – and I’m sure we’ll learn a lot more about the software tomorrow when LG makes the G3 official. The overlay now looks like a mixture of about 4 different UIs. It’s basically taking the best of Holo, iOS 7, Metro and Touchwiz and brings it into one overlay. Now obviously we haven’t used it yet, so we can’t say definitely how great it is or not, but it doesn’t look bad. Which was the biggest complaint we heard about the LG G2 last year. So hopefully that’s fixed now.