May 09 AT 11:32 PM Edgar Cervantes 12 Comments

LG and Wikitude announce the LG Optimus 3D, featuring a 3D augmented reality browser

Thought that the HTC EVO 3D was going to take the stage this year? Well, LG might just be the one to bring a device that will be directly competing with Sprint’s highly anticipated EVO 3D. LG Electronics and Wikitude (Augmented Reality Pioneer) have just announced that the LG Optimus 3D (which we saw at MWC, and will come to AT&T as the Thrill 4G) will also come packed with Wikitude’s 3D browser.

The Wikitude 3D browser allows for better interaction and engagement with real-time user environments. 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.WikitudeAugmented Reality Pioneer

Yes, the concept of the 3D browser may seem interesting, but we know that you are probably wondering: “What about the phone?!” This stunning device will actually be released this summer in Europe, followed by other markets soon afterward, so the device should not take too long to reach the U.S. Not many specs have been given to us, but according to the press release, this device will have “dual-core, dual-channel, and dual-memory architecture.” The exciting LG Optimus 3D will also feature glasses-free 3D viewing capabilities (as the name indicates…), along with 3D recording and sharing.

LG seems to have gone a long way since the release of devices like the LG Ally and the LG Optimus One. This company is now releasing devices with some of the best specs in the market, like the LG Revolution, and of course, the T-Mobile G2x. Now that LG is actually bringing competition for one of the most recognized Android device manufacturers, HTC, it is looking like “life is really good.” Stay tuned for more details on this ground-breaking device, and check out the press release after the break. Let us know what you think of this! Do you think HTC should be worried?

Show Press Release
LG OPTIMUS 3D ADDS ANOTHER INNOVATIVE “FIRST”WITH 3D AUGMENTED REALITY
Collaboration with Wikitude Gives 3D a Whole New Dimension

SEOUL and SALZBURG, AUSTRIA, May 11, 2011 — LG Electronics (LG), in collaboration with augmented reality (AR) pioneer Wikitude, today announced the adoption of the world’s first three dimensional AR browser on its upcoming LG Optimus 3D smartphone.

The Wikitude 3D browser allows for better interaction and engagement with real-time user environments. While 2D AR only displays overlapped objects, 3D AR shows places, landmarks and objects in 3D making them easier to distinguish. The browser al-lows users to discover details about their surroundings and access related Wikipedia articles and Twitter information.

“AR technology has been praised for its potential to replace the ‘abstract’ realities of standard mobile browsers with ‘actual’ reality streamed through the camera of the smartphone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO and President of LG Mobile Communica-tions Company. “LG’s cutting-edge hardware and 3D API software technology now pushes this reality a step further.”

Wikitude 3D includes information on over 100 million locations around the world, with contributions from more than 1,000 content providers. The browser currently provides support for 12 languages with plans to increase this number in the near future. Users can download Wikitude 3D from LG World, LG`s dedicated application store for free, staring in the middle of June.

“The synergy here is simply perfect and the resulting partnership has the potential to take both AR and smartphones to a whole new level,” said Martin Herdina, CEO of Wikitude.

The LG Optimus 3D introduces a number of innovative first technologies, including the world’s first dual-core, dual-channel, dual-memory architecture, as well as the first full 3D platform providing glasses-free viewing, recording and sharing of 3D content.

The LG Optimus 3D will be available this summer starting in Europe followed by other markets around the world.

Augmented Reality (AR) is a real-time technology which works by overlaying detailed information on user surroundings, including graphics, audio, and more, as captured through smartphone cameras and other devices.

Source: LG / Wikitude

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  • http://Website Greg

    Let me be FIRST to say that I’m excited about more than one phone having 3d. The more phones with the feature, the more developers will create for it.

    • http://Website Mark

      I agree, im waiting for iPhone 5, which will blow this out of the radioactive water!!!

  • http://Website Thaghost

    They should be worried jus a lil. If they released it on verizon around the time evo 3d was released there would be a problem.

  • http://Website StevieJ

    Oh hey look! Yet another Android device going to a carrier that isn’t Verizon!

  • ayocuz

    I would buy it, I think my g2x really kicks ass 2444 in quadrant.

  • http://Website Eli

    Aw… AT&T? I got extremely excited when I saw this until that part. I also want an EVO 3D but sadly, it is sprint only. And, I’m sticking with T-mobile until the very end.

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      T-Mobile FTW!

  • http://Website Zer0-9

    Good grief Verizon, you keep letting AT&T kick you in the teeth. iPhone, Atrix, now this? Seriously I only have two choices of carrier here. I hate AT&T, but you’re making it really hard to justify sticking around. Hell everyone has a phone coming to their network, or already there, that I’d rather have than any of the phones you’re offering.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Htc will be fine on this competition with Lg. Not even this will beat the Htc Evo 3d but competition with manufacturers only means that everyone who thought 3d was useless was just made to look silly. Like it or not 3d is here to stay and Htc and Lg are leading the way It’s great you have battles with regular dualcore devices and now 3d dualcore devices. Their is no doubt that sprint has been pimp slapping verizon since 2010 and now At&t is doing the same thing. Clearly their lineup of the Atrix 4g, Infuse4g, and this Lg Thrill 4g makes all their devices look horrific. The Droid Charge, Thunderbolt, Incredible 2 stands NO SHOT..

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    Once again dick an his useless comments, look at the numbers dick an ask who’s bitch slappin who you also try n explain that wimax vs lte test but you can’t explain why the evi 3d is the best an u can’t even explain why lte made wimax look so pethetic!!!

  • Dutch

    What’s PATHETIC is your grammar and spelling.

    @ Dick, yea it will be a real dogfight between LG and HTC. Always been a HTC guy but LG does have some nice phones coming.

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    whats pathetic dutch is your love for dick an my bad for not realizing this was a spelling b contest!!

  1. GregGuest 4 years ago

    Let me be FIRST to say that I’m excited about more than one phone having 3d. The more phones with the feature, the more developers will create for it.

    • MarkGuest 4 years ago

      I agree, im waiting for iPhone 5, which will blow this out of the radioactive water!!!

  2. ThaghostGuest 4 years ago

    They should be worried jus a lil. If they released it on verizon around the time evo 3d was released there would be a problem.

  3. StevieJGuest 4 years ago

    Oh hey look! Yet another Android device going to a carrier that isn’t Verizon!

  4. I would buy it, I think my g2x really kicks ass 2444 in quadrant.

  5. EliGuest 4 years ago

    Aw… AT&T? I got extremely excited when I saw this until that part. I also want an EVO 3D but sadly, it is sprint only. And, I’m sticking with T-mobile until the very end.

  6. Zer0-9Guest 4 years ago

    Good grief Verizon, you keep letting AT&T kick you in the teeth. iPhone, Atrix, now this? Seriously I only have two choices of carrier here. I hate AT&T, but you’re making it really hard to justify sticking around. Hell everyone has a phone coming to their network, or already there, that I’d rather have than any of the phones you’re offering.

  7. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    Htc will be fine on this competition with Lg. Not even this will beat the Htc Evo 3d but competition with manufacturers only means that everyone who thought 3d was useless was just made to look silly. Like it or not 3d is here to stay and Htc and Lg are leading the way It’s great you have battles with regular dualcore devices and now 3d dualcore devices. Their is no doubt that sprint has been pimp slapping verizon since 2010 and now At&t is doing the same thing. Clearly their lineup of the Atrix 4g, Infuse4g, and this Lg Thrill 4g makes all their devices look horrific. The Droid Charge, Thunderbolt, Incredible 2 stands NO SHOT..

  8. snowbdr89Guest 4 years ago

    Once again dick an his useless comments, look at the numbers dick an ask who’s bitch slappin who you also try n explain that wimax vs lte test but you can’t explain why the evi 3d is the best an u can’t even explain why lte made wimax look so pethetic!!!

  9. What’s PATHETIC is your grammar and spelling.

    @ Dick, yea it will be a real dogfight between LG and HTC. Always been a HTC guy but LG does have some nice phones coming.

  10. snowbdr89Guest 4 years ago

    whats pathetic dutch is your love for dick an my bad for not realizing this was a spelling b contest!!