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05-05-2016 09:08 PM
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  1. jarome's Avatar
    My G5 does not have the app drawer option. The LG interface is hopeless if you have hundreds of apps.
    Also, my G5 gets one less signal bar than the G4 sitting next to it. But Speedtest shows 40Mbps down and 12 Mbps up. Have they recalibrated the bars?
    04-01-2016 10:53 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    My G5 does not have the app drawer option. The LG interface is hopeless if you have hundreds of apps.
    Also, my G5 gets one less signal bar than the G4 sitting next to it. But Speedtest shows 40Mbps down and 12 Mbps up. Have they recalibrated the bars?
    I wouldn't worry about bars. Bars are calculated differently per phone. They can make it display whatever they want. I would check the actual -dBm signal since that will tell you the true signal.
    tardus likes this.
    04-01-2016 10:55 AM
  3. Russell Holly's Avatar
    The official answer we got from LG was that the app drawer option would be arriving as a software update "soon" but no real expectations for when. It is coming to all US versions, as far as we know.

    As for the signal strength icon, it does seem to be measuring a little differently on the G5.
    04-01-2016 10:56 AM
  4. spridell's Avatar
    I have been playing around with me G5 for the last couple of hours. I do not like at all that there is NO app drawer. Very difficult to use. Yes I know we can download Google Launcher but if I wanted to do that I would just go get a Nexus.
    04-02-2016 05:36 PM
  5. jarome's Avatar
    If LG restores the drawer, it is too little, too late. The LG "info" window is no where near as useful as the Google one, or even the HTC one. Who needs info on sports, music, etc. Google gives me package tracking, remembers where I parked my car, shows me stock prices, articles of interest to ME, etc.
    Most launchers concentrate on bling. I have no need for fancy transitions, wild themes, and so forth. But for example, the Go Launcher lets you populate folders with apps from within the folder, which would have saved me hours of time and the hand ache I got dragging them one at a time from the Google app drawer. But alas, Go got really annoying--it keeps asking me to rate it, and installs all sorts of junk apps. I have tried a lot of other launchers too, and if you use the Google ecosystem, their launcher is the best choice.
    04-02-2016 06:18 PM
  6. vansmack's Avatar
    LG Home 4.0, which is the implementation you see in the video, is now available in the LG App Store.

    Open LG Smartworld, search for "LG Home 4.0" and download the App. This will give you the App Drawer you see in the LG UX video. That's why all the icons revert to 4.0 icons when they turn on the app drawer option.
    irvine752 likes this.
    04-03-2016 12:27 PM
  7. hyedefinition's Avatar
    Also, what happened to the home screen loop option?
    04-03-2016 12:58 PM
  8. jarome's Avatar
    Does not get listed for my LG 5 in the play store.
    04-03-2016 01:51 PM
  9. vansmack's Avatar
    Not the Play Store - LG's App Store called LG Smartworld.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2016 03:01 PM
  10. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    I see it listed ... But can't yet install on my TMo G5, or my European model.
    04-03-2016 04:25 PM
  11. scmurphy13's Avatar
    Downloading it now on my AT&T G5.
    04-03-2016 04:37 PM
  12. scmurphy13's Avatar
    Got the app drawer back.
    Attached Thumbnails The T-Mobile G5 does not have an app drawer option-1459716238561.jpg  
    statsman42 likes this.
    04-03-2016 04:44 PM
  13. scmurphy13's Avatar
    Should've attached this with my last post.
    Attached Thumbnails The T-Mobile G5 does not have an app drawer option-1459716303322.jpg  
    04-03-2016 04:45 PM
  14. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    subscribed.

    And worth noting that LG says the Home 5.0 update is coming as seen here http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-ux-...ures-coming-g5
    Laura Knotek, scmurphy13 and ecr80 like this.
    04-03-2016 04:46 PM
  15. gendo667's Avatar
    Good on them, though this couldn't tear my away from my Google Now Launcher/Action Launcher rotation.
    04-03-2016 04:57 PM
  16. vansmack's Avatar
    I see it listed ... But can't yet install on my TMo G5, or my European model.
    No problem on my G5 on T-Mo...

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    04-03-2016 05:37 PM
  17. vansmack's Avatar
    Also, what happened to the home screen loop option?
    UX 4.0 still includes the screen loop option. I have not found it on 5.0 in its current iteration.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2016 05:45 PM
  18. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    It's so much better.

    The T-Mobile G5 does not have an app drawer option-lg-ux-40-1.jpg
    gendo667 likes this.
    04-03-2016 10:30 PM
  19. Matt Valenzuela's Avatar
    But does using the UX 4.0 launcher short the user for the UX 5.0 improvements outlined in LG's video? In other words what is the user sacrificing for the app drawer? Or are some/all of these retained?

    Simpler/lighter UI
    Revised icons
    Friends Manager
    Auto Shot
    Multi View
    Popout picture
    LG Health
    Smart Doctor
    World Clock
    LG Backup improved

    Thoughts?
    04-04-2016 02:14 PM
  20. vansmack's Avatar
    But does using the UX 4.0 launcher short the user for the UX 5.0 improvements outlined in LG's video? In other words what is the user sacrificing for the app drawer?

    Thoughts?
    Simpler/lighter UI - Yes
    Revised icons - Yes (on home screen)
    Friends Manager - No (Separate app)
    Auto Shot - No (Separate app)
    Multi View - No (Separate app)
    Popout picture - No (Separate app)
    LG Health - No (Separate app)
    Smart Doctor - No (Separate app)
    World Clock - No (Separate app)
    LG Backup improved - No (Separate app)
    04-04-2016 02:50 PM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Simpler/lighter UI - Yes
    Revised icons - Yes (on home screen)
    Friends Manager - No (Separate app)
    Auto Shot - No (Separate app)
    Multi View - No (Separate app)
    Popout picture - No (Separate app)
    LG Health - No (Separate app)
    Smart Doctor - No (Separate app)
    World Clock - No (Separate app)
    LG Backup improved - No (Separate app)
    Anything that is a separate app does not go away by changing home screens

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-04-2016 04:17 PM
  22. Mike Dee's Avatar
    UX 4.0 still includes the screen loop option. I have not found it on 5.0 in its current iteration.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I believe I saw the loop option in 5.0

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-04-2016 04:19 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I believe I saw the loop option in 5.0

    Posted via the Android Central App
    No....loop isn't in 5.0

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-05-2016 10:48 AM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Simpler/lighter UI - Yes
    Revised icons - Yes (on home screen)
    Friends Manager - No (Separate app)
    Auto Shot - No (Separate app)
    Multi View - No (Separate app)
    Popout picture - No (Separate app)
    LG Health - No (Separate app)
    Smart Doctor - No (Separate app)
    World Clock - No (Separate app)
    LG Backup improved - No (Separate app)
    When you say no next to these items what does it mean? They are not part of the interface

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-05-2016 10:52 AM
  25. vansmack's Avatar
    When you say no next to these items what does it mean? They are not part of the interface

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Sorry, I was answering the first question asked, but there were so many questions asked in that post, that it looks a little confusing.

    I was answering yes to the question if you use UX4.0 you will lose those first two "features," which are mostly cosmetic like new icons.

    The answer "No" means if you use Ux4.0 you will not lose those features described in the video because they are part of updated and separated from the launcher apps available from LG and are not dependent on UX5.0. As a matter of fact, they all still work even with non LG launchers like the Google Now Launcher.

    Sorry for the confusion.
    04-05-2016 12:13 PM
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