LG has confirmed to The Inquirer that the world’s first autostereoscopic smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D, will get the coveted Gingerbread treatment in October.
The LG Optimus 3D currently ships with Froyo (Android 2.2). The South Korean manufacturer revealed that it was keen to bring the LG Optimus 3D to market, and as such reluctantly chose to forsake 2.3 initially.
As well as the usual Gingerbready goodness, the update will allow LG Optimus 3D users to convert Open GL-based 2D apps and games to 3D.
LG set up camp at Canary Wharf recently to promote the LG Optimus 3D, with the odd message: “Playing by yourself just got better.” Sigh.
Worse still, passers-by were invited by PR girls to enter isolation booths (a bit like Portaloos) and, er, play with themselves. Sounds more like a promotional campaign for a lads’ mag than a smartphone, but presumably LG understands its demographic.
The SIM free LG Optimus 3D will set you back somewhere in the region of £450. Each to their own, man.