LG Announces Optimus 3D Enhanced Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update


We just received an email from LG confirming the previously leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will officially be arriving on the glasses-free Optimus 3D during the week of November 21st. Rollout will start in Europe and then followed by the rest of the world up until the end of the year.

This isn’t your normal Android update either. LG is calling it an “enhanced” update, adding more than just a bigger firmware number and/or bugfixes. You can look forward to faster 21Mbps HSDPA+ data speeds, new 3D video editor app, improved 2D video stabilization and video recording, plus an updated user interface. You can read the full press release below.

Latest Upgrade Empowers Users with Powerful 3D and Multimedia Options

SEOUL, Nov. 15, 2011 – The enhanced Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade developed for LG Optimus 3D will include new and improved features such as enhanced network speed, better 3D experience and improved multimedia functions.

LG’s customized Gingerbread upgrade for Optimus 3D will not only include improvements from Google such as enhanced power management, advanced copy/paste and user interface (UI) improvements, but also enhancements from LG, such as:

Enhanced HSPA+ Speed via Faster Packet Data Services – Internet browsing and real-time streaming have become smoother and more seamless with up to 21Mbps HSDPA;

Enriched 3D Experience with 3D Video Editor and Full-screen UI Preview – With 3D Video Editor, users will be able to easily create and edit 2D as well as 3D movies on their Optimus 3D. The preview screen has become wider with a transparent UI, enabling users to capture better quality 3D content;

Improved Multimedia with 2D Video Stabilization and Faster Gallery Activation – Optimus 3D owners will now be able to record high quality video in 2D mode with the video stabilization feature, previously only available in 3D mode. Gallery loading time has also been reduced.

“These enhanced features included in our customized Android 2.3 upgrade will allow users to further integrate 3D into their everyday lives, as we make the technology more accessible and enjoyable on smartphones,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We believe that 3D is here to stay and glasses-free 3D on portable devices is to experience the future.”

The upgrade will also include additional features such as improved video recording and longer MP3 playback time. The upgrade will be available starting in Europe from the Open model in the week of November 21, followed by other markets until the end of the year.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. to bad no one wants a crappy lg phone 

    1. keep your nasty comments to yourself, kind sir.

    2. I’ll take LG over some of the crap Samsung and Motorola I’ve had to use anyday. 

      1. My Nexus S is so buggy. Hardware and software =(

        HTC Evo 3D is running perfect =)

        1. I had a Samsung Intercept, Moto Triumph before going over to  T-Mobile, and currently using a Sensation. 

          Funny the INtercept was my first sammy phone and the Triumph my first Moto phone and both left very bad impressions. The Optimus I had worked perfectly.  My only problem with the Sensation is the crap battery HTC uses. 

        2. My captivate was buggy…even after putting custom roms on it.  But my inspire runs extremely smooth.  maybe just cuz of the extra RAM

  2. this coming to the Thrill eventually? that phone does have potential after playing around with it more. 

  3. The only problem I got when I got the phone was power management because 3d applications really burn the battery life. I have yet to find out if it truly improves that bit.

  4. So when they mean the rest of the world. Is that to include the LG Thrill.

  5. I have the optimus 3D ( living in France ) and still no update poping out so far.

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