YouTube 3D On LG Optimus 3D Provides 3D Content Gateway


Hours before their official Mobile World Congress Press Conference, LG issued a press release teasing their Optimus 3D and Optimus Pad (G-Slate) with a content partnership between themselves and Google. According to LG, their 3D consumer devices solve two huge problems with the 3D experience: limited mobility and the need for special glasses.

I’d argue that the lack of 3D content is an equally large problem and the Optimus 3D seems to solve that as well since it can both record and play 3D videos directly from the device. As with any Android smartphone, you can upload your 3D videos directly to YouTube to share with others and allow them to enjoy.

It was unclear how LG and Google customized YouTube 3D to fit the needs of the device. On the most basic level, I’m sure there is a quick filter button that allows you to browse through all content or only 3D content. I’d be excited to see a higher level of customization and integration, with quality 3D content from sponsors included and highlighted.

We won’t have to wait too long to find out as LG’s press conference is at 11am today (Monday), Barcelona time. Below find the full press release, make sure you check back for further details and hands on the device!

LG and YouTube Are Bringing A New Era of True 3D Mobile Experience

Barcelona, Feb. 14, 2011 — LG Electronics (LG) and YouTube are taking a major step forward today by announcing a partnership to provide a unique 3D mobile experience to users. LG’s upcoming Android-powered premium smartphones will enable users not only to capture and view 3D videos without glasses, but also to upload and share them instantly with others via YouTube.

“The Optimus 3D is LG’s newest flagship smartphone. It is our answer to two major pain points of the current 3D experience – limited mobility and specialized glasses. Furthermore, our partnership with YouTube will ensure that our customers can easily generate and access ample 3D content,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

The new partnership is part of a broader push into 3D entertainment by LG and the world’s largest online video community. YouTube and LG collaborated to enable the delivery and sharing of 3D video onto mobile devices in a way that makes it simple and easy for consumers.

“3D technology has traditionally been reserved for the major Hollywood movie studios,” said Francsico Varela, Head of YouTube Platform Partnerships“With the new LG Optimus 3D anyone anywhere in the world can shoot 3D videos, upload them to YouTube and share them with their friends. We’re excited to see the creative videos our community captures and shares with this new technology.”

Powered by a unique “Tri-Dual” Configuration — dual-core, simultaneous dual-channel and dual-memory, LG’s advanced Optimus 3D will be unveiled at the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will be the first mobile device capable of providing the YouTube 3D experience. The Android-powered Optimus 3D will be available globally starting in Europe early in the second quarter of 2011.

For more information, visit the LG stand at 8B178 in Hall 8 at Mobile World Congress in Fira de Barcelona from February 14 to 17 or go to the online newsroom at www.lgnewsroom.com/MWC2011.

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. Cant wait to see a 3D phone. Hopefully it does really well. This phone coulda been an event worthy of a Press Conference with Kriss Angel.

  2. cant wait for hologram tablets now! nothing but the frame with lasers inside!!

  3. @Chris93036 Quad Lasers!!!

  4. Eagerly waiting to purchase this phone

  5. China already has 3D phones why cant we lol

  6. if this phone comes out for vodafone and three can i buy a unlocked one for att

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