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The LG Optimus G is the first smartphone to ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro, a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz. It's joined by a healthy 2GB RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU. This 4.7-inch smartphone may ship with some slightly different specs depending on carrier and global variants, but the 1280 x 768 True HD, in-cell, IPS display should be standard. It's not running Android Jelly Bean like we would have hoped and instead is sporting Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Innovations in smartphone navigation and interaction have been pretty slow to evolve, improvements to operating systems are only incremental and generally only involve minor hardware changes like adding or subtracting a button. At CEATEC in Japan we were able to get our hands on the Grip UI from Docomo which uses the various buttons found on your phone to aid with navigation.
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The Grip UI is aided by pressure-sensitive phone sides, that can detect up to five levels of squeezing, as well as the way you are holding the phone. Thus the handset can be programmed to execute apps, or do some other action.