They say a picture is worth thousand words, but with technology on our side, there is no better way to convey your message than letting others interact with the picture itself. LG, the South Korean electronic company popular in the smartphone industry for bringing us the Nexus 4, has released a new Android app at Google Play Store that lets you play with some new powerful features of its latest flagship, the G2. LG G2 Emulator aims to be the definitive guide for those eyeing the new device, and cleverly conveys various software aspects of company’s new phone by emulating them right on your current phone! You can experience how the six key features of LG G2 work, and also participate in the LG G2 lucky draw event by going through all the 6 features in the form of an interactive game. Details after the jump.
The emulator gives you a guided tour of 6 flagship features of the device that include KnockON, Guest Mode, Slide Aside, QuickMemo, Capture Plus and Clip Tray. Not only can you read information related to each and view some promotional and tutorial videos, but also interact with the feature itself. What’s more, LG is running a competition until September 30th that will put you in the draw to win one of 30 LG G2 phones, or one of 500 $25 Google Play Gift Cards. The competition is open worldwide.
Coming to the actual app, it looks pretty great and aims to get you acquainted with what is to be expected from LG’s new flagship handset. While LG isn’t known for its customization of the Android interface, and is even considered notorious in this aspect by many, some of the new features offered in the G2 can actually be quite handy. For instance, Knock ON allows you to turn the device’s screen on or off by double tapping on it. Similarly, there’s a Guest Mode that limits access to the installed apps and OS features when not being used by the device owner. The emulator presents each tour as a challenge, which mostly involves tapping a few on-screen areas and learning about what that feature does along the way.
Each tour can also be canceled any time via hitting back, which comes in handy if you have previously completed that challenge. You can also alternatively jump back to the app’s home screen or the event menu to view some relevant details about how to participate in the lucky draw.
In a nutshell, if you are considering buying the LG G2 but want to experience its key software features before you make your decision, or even if you just want to check them out without any intention on buying the device, this app is definitely worth checking out. It is available for free for devices running Android 2.2 and above, and can be downloaded from the link provided below.