The LG G3 in South Africa

It was recently confirmed by LG that the latest flagship phone, the LG G3 will be coming to South Africa.

However, this is not an accessible device for those within our borders. The overlay software that was plunked onto an otherwise accessible Android v4 Kitkat, broke all the accessibility.

LG South Africa refused to interact with us to fix these issues and snubbed all our attempts to communicate with them.

So, if you are blind or visually impaired and you were considering the LG G3, consider no more. You’ll be wasting your time.

The LG G2 was working fine whilst it was running on Android v4.2 but, LG broke most of the accessibility when the upgrade was released in March this year. So, the LG G2 with Android v4.4 is also a goner.

Sorry guys. I am also quite sad as I’ve enjoyed my LG G2 but, accessibility is more important than specs and good battery life.

I will update this post if anything changes.

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