Every smartphone manufacturer out there is trying to up their software game to make the user experience as better as possible. The goal is to attract new customers and keep the existing ones. Samsung did a good job here with the OneUI, and finally, even LG is making a move now. LG has uploaded a video about their upcoming UI, called the LG UX 9.0, which look a lot similar to the OneUI from Samsung. Everyone has shown their love for Samsung’s new OneUI, and now LG is looking to turn things around for them by doing something similar. Even if it looks similar to the OneUI, this is still good news for an LG smartphone customer, given how long LG takes to push out software updates on their devices.
LG UX 9.0 Based on Android 10
The changes are minimalistic in LG’s new UX 9.0 UI which is based on Android 10, but visually they look very appealing. Firstly we will see heavier font faces for app headings. Then there are more spaces between contacts names with fine markings for a more cleaner look. Again, with the messaging app things are sleek as you don’t even need to open up an entire conversation to read a message, you can just have a pop-up of what’s inside. This is a neat touch from LG.
Much of the UI’s tasks are customized to be now controlled by the lower part of the screen. This makes the one-handed user experience good as everything is there at the grasp of your fingers perfectly, without any struggle to reach the top of the screen. We see the new dialer app, call log, google search, everything placed at the bottom. The gallery app is where the difference between OneUI and LG UX 9.0 becomes a very thin line. They look almost similar, as LG too went with a really clean and streamlined design with the Gallery. Scrolling through photos and videos here will feel like a breeze, just like it does with the OneUI’s gallery app.
List of Supported Phones for LG UX 9.0 Update
As of now, nothing has been officially announced by the company regarding the launch, as to which will be the first batch of devices to receive this update and when. Only one thing is mentioned in the video, that the LG UX 9.0 is designed keeping the LG G8X Thinq in mind. So at least the G8X Thinq will get this update, but nothing is known as to when this will happen. However, below we have added the list of phones expected to get Android-based UX 9.0 update.
- LG G8X Thinq
- LG G8S ThinQ
- LG G8 ThinQ
- LG V50 ThinQ 5G
- LG V50S ThinQ 5G
- LG V40 ThinQ
- LG V30
- LG V30S ThinQ
- LG G7 ThinQ