LG Optimus 3D successor to be called 3D Max?
The recently leaked CX2 handset from LG will be coming to the MWC show in Barcelona next month carrying the 3D Max name, the outlet GSM-Israeli reported. Whatever its final name, the phone would replace the Optimus 3D and sport a glasses-free 3D display. The name could also be Optimus 3D Max, though this might not apply to some regional versions.
LG CX2 handset with 3D display, dual cams, leaked
A new set of leaked details from PocketNow show that LG may have more than one major smartphone update in the near future. The CX2 may replace the company's Optimus 3D, it would get a brighter Nova display but it will retain the 4.3-inch size and resolution. The 1GHz chip would be replaced by a faster, 1.2GHz chip.
Support extended to LG Optimus Hub, Optimus Pro
Developers have continued to expand the list of devices supported by CyanogenMod, adding several LG devices and Samsung's Epic 4G. The unofficial custom firmware can now be installed on LG's Optimus 3D, Optimus Hub and Optimus Pro, while the Optimus Black has been added back onto the list of supported devices for the CM7 build.
LG, Sony Ericsson reveal more Android 4 info
LG on its Facebook page revealed which of its smartphones will be the first to get an official update to Android 4.0. They include the Optimus 2X and Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D, and the Optimus LTE. More details on the upgrade, including a schedule, will be announced in December. LG will also evaluate other smartphones in time.
Alpha versions demo core functionality
Last week, Google posted the source code for Android 4.0. The developer community has wasted little time in porting the code over to several recently released smartphones. Alpha versions have now shown up unofficially for two handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S II and LG Optimus 3D.
LG to bring Android 2.3 to Optimus 3D next week
LG Korea has now confirmed that the Optimus 3D smartphone will benefit from faster 3G data network speeds thanks to the Android 2.3 update. The handsets will now have the ability to access HSPA+ data networks for download speeds as fast as 21Mbps. Its mention reveals that the hardware had been limited in software to 14.4Mbps or less, although why this was the case isn't known.
LG Optimus 3D gets long awaited update
LG Optimus 3D owners are finally going to receive an update from Android 2.2 (Froyo) to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) by the end of November, around the same time as Android 4.0 is expected to officially land. The update brings with it the usual suite of improvements that come with the upgrade, as well as some Optimus 3D extras. A leaked build that recently leaked shows that the update is based on Android 2.3.5.
LG Optimus 3D to get converter update this month
The promised 3D Game Converter software for the LG Optimus 3D smartphone will soon be available, LG said this week. The first Maintenance Release for the phone will include the software, which will roll out in Europe later in October. Other regions are due to get the software over the next few weeks.
LG Optimus 3D successor due in 2012 at 7mm thick
LG, in talks with Pocket-Lint, revealed the successor to its glasses-free smartphone, the Optimus 3D, will be about 7mm thick and probably due out sometime in 2012. LG's Dr. Henry Noh said the focus will be on slimming down the handset but plans on making it stand out from all the other handsets out there which he describes as boring. What the new Optimus 3D will have that others don't is the 3D display, however.
Hopes to have 100 2D games 3D ready by year's end
At the upcoming IFA 2011 conference in Berlin next week, LG will be demonstrating a 2D to 3D game conversion engine for its Optimus 3D smartphone. Using the 3D Game Converter, a user can convert a 2D game to stereoscopic 3D. The engine will be integrated free of charge into an update for the Optimus 3D that carriers will begin to roll out in October.
Sharp intros Aquos SH-12C 3D Android phone
Sharp pushed to keep Android on top in Japan by launching a new flagship with multiple firsts for the country. The Aquos SH-12C carries two rear eight-megapixel cameras that, like the Evo 3D, can shoot 3D video or still photos. Its 4.2-inch display is both one of the sharpest in Japan at 540x960 but also provides glasses-free 3D to show off the resulting footage.
3D phone available as early as June
LG today revealed that it will use Wikitude's 3D browser in its LG Optimus 3D smartphone. The browser enables better interaction and engagement with real-time user environments. 3D Augmented Reality (AR) shows places, landmarks and objects in 3D making them easier to distinguish. The Optimus 3D, first displayed at MWC 2011, is scheduled to be available in Europe this summer.
LG Optimus 3D set to join GX2 and G-Slate?
The LG Optimus 3D has paid a visit to the FCC and has received its approval. Referred to in the FCC documentation as the LG P920, the LG Optimus 3Dís GSM radio will support the T-Mobile AWS 1700MHz network spectrum. The device has also already been confirmed as a starter on AT&Tís network, although it will be branded as the LG Thrill 4G .
LG video confirms dual-core chip in Optimus 3D
The Optimus 3D smartphone expected to be officially unveiled at the MWC show in Barcelona later this month has now showed up in a YouTube video (below) from LG itself. The teaser hints that the device will sport a dual-core chip, which confirms earlier leaks that it will run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 CPU. And while the handset in the video lacks the promised dual-lens camera on the rear that would enable 3D video and photo recording, it is believed LG might have edited it out on purpose to leave some mystery for the official reveal