LG has named a provisional date for the release of the Gingerbread iteration of Android for its flagship Optimus 3D smartphone, giving the handset a much-needed OS bump from the ageing 2.2 version of Google’s software.
According to an LG rep at today’s Optimus 3D showcase at Canary Wharf, Android 2.3 is scheduled to land on the glasses-free, 3D-capable smartie in “late September or early October”.
More exciting still, however, is that the OS bump promises to sweeten the handset’s 3D smarts considerably with the ability to convert 2D, HD games to 3D - breathing new life into the likes of Rovio's casual gaming phenom Angry Birds.
The conversion feature also has the bonus of boosting the range of games that show off the handset’s unique selling point. Or rather, its unique selling point until its arch competitor the HTC Optimus 3D lands next month.
Naturally, you’re also likely to get all the other goodness that Gingerbread brings to Android kits, such as a revamped virtual keyboard and improved copy and paste. And you’ve got performance optimisations to look forward to as well, for a smoother smartphone experience all round.
The Optimus 3D, which packs the same dual camera 3D stereoscopic tech as Nintendo’s 3DS, is available now on monthly contract deals with T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone and O2.