LG updates smart keyboard for G3

LG Electronics has added features such as Emoji Suggestions, Text Tone Suggestion and Realtime Path Input to its smart keyboard for G3.

The new facilities help the device to analyze the typing behavior of user and make changes accordingly. This helps users to type faster with fewer mistakes. Updates also include features such as Next Word Suggestion and Bilingual Word Suggestion.

Emoji Suggestion recommends the most appropriate emoticon to represent a specific word, giving users more ways to express themselves.

Text Tone Suggestion is an application-based feature, which learns from users’ typing habits and suggests the most commonly used words depending on the application.

“If the user frequently starts emails with ‘Dear,’ then this is the word that will likely to be recommended next time. Priority levels of suggested words are dependent on how often the words are used on each specific application,” said the company officials.

Next Word Suggestion uses contextual analysis and studies the user’s style over time to suggest the next word or symbol, making the typing experience faster and much more convenient.

Bilingual Word Suggestion automatically detects and changes to the correct language without requiring the user to manually switch languages.

Real-time Path Input lets users enter text by fluidly tracing their finger in one continuous motion across the keyboard. Smart Keyboard will display recommended words in real time as the word is being traced.

“While Smart Keyboard is just one piece of a larger UX, it’s a significant feature in that it improves upon a very fundamental feature that all smartphone owners do ― typing on a cramped keyboard. From the very beginning of G3’s development, we tried to learn as much as we could about the way consumers interact with their smartphones,” said Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG Electronics .

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