LG Optimus 3D Converts Games from 2D to 3D with Android 2.3 Update
We've had a quick look at the LG Optimus 3D previously and saw its 3D features in action. This includes a nifty (though somewhat questionable in quality) feature to convert 2D videos and images into 3D. 3D games were also reported to be preloaded onto the Optimus 3D, mostly from game publisher Gameloft. While the initial launch will see three 3D games and seven more 3D games free to download from Gameloft, LG didn't reveal more details about its plans for 3D games.
Until now. The Inquirer managed to get some info out of the Korean company, and revealed a few interesting facts. First, the Optimus 3D will be receiving the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update sometime in October. This matches LG's earlier comment about a Q4 2011 Gingerbread update timeline.
The real interesting bit comes from what the Gingerbread update brings for its 3D features. Apparently, the Optimus 3D will be able to convert 2D applications and games into a 3D format. The only criteria is that the application has to run on OpenGL graphics for it to work.
Now, imagine playing Angry Birds in 3D. For all we know, the next bird to be introduced will have a flying path that involves it flying out of the screen and back in to smack the greedy pigs.