LG announces Wikitude 3D AR app for the Optimus 3D

LG announces Wikitude 3D AR app for the Optimus 3DIt was the world's first 3D smartphone, now LG is bringing the world's first 3D augmented reality browser to the Optimus 3D.

Now we're not exactly sure what a 3D augmented reality browser actually is, but it certainly sounds impressive. That said, we'd like to politely remind LG that it still hasn't actually launched the Optimus 3D yet, so maybe it should start there before getting too carried away with itself.

Still, let's deal with one issue at a time. LG politely informs us that the new Wikitude 3D browser “allows for better interaction and engagement with real-time user environments”. Sounds good to us.

“While 2D AR only displays overlapped objects, 3D AR shows places, landmarks and objects in 3D making them easier to distinguish. The browser allows users to discover details about their surroundings and access related Wikipedia articles and Twitter information.”

Right, so it's kind of like a supercharged version of the AR we're already familiar with.

LG reckons Wikitude 3D includes info on an impressive 100 million locations around the world, pulling in content from more than a thousand content providers. It supports 12 languages so far, and the free app will be available to download from LG World in around mid-June.

Which brings us back to our earlier point. It would be awfully nice if the Optimus 3D itself was around by then too. LG still won't be drawn further than to say the 3D-friendly handset will be available “this summer”.

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timstongiffgaff  May. 12, 2011 at 12:26

Sounds very similar to Layar, which is available on Android, iOS and Symbian platforms.

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