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LG Optimus 3D update still keeps the handset at Froyo, but packs 3D game converter

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LG Optimus 3D update still keeps the handset at Froyo, but packs 3D game converter
If you somehow managed to beat every single 3D enabled game available for the LG Optimus 3D, then there’s no doubt that you’re a serious gamer at heart of course. Exhausting all of your resources, you might actually be tempted to once again experience 2D games instead.

Well, there’s some good news for LG Optimus 3D owners as the latest software update for the handset offers a 3D gaming converter feature that brings those stale 2D games into 3D. Even though it’s still sitting at Froyo, this software update carrying version V10K further enhances the smartphone’s functionality. Rather than playing these 2D games normally like any other handset out there on the market, LG Optimus 3D owners will be able to transform and experience them in 3D with its auto-stereoscopic 3D display.

However, this update is only available to unlocked models of the LG Optimus 3D that are part of the “European Open” region – with no indication when it’ll be coming to AT&T’s LG Thrill 4G. Furthermore, it’s not available in the form of an OTA update, but rather, it’s accessible via LG’s PC utility.

source: xda-developers via Pocketnow

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posted on 02 Oct 2011, 13:56 2

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i'd take this over the EVO 3D.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 14:23 2

2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


absolutely. 3D or not, the tech is superior.

the 2D to 3D conversion of games is pretty cool though. That would really help out the phone

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 15:02 1

3. xfgbdf (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


the evo has a better screen, build quality, camera,htc sense, support from xda, and just looks better, so ya the only thing the optimus has going for it is the price.

And im tired of you geeks always taking about which has the better cpu or some s**t like who f**king cares as long as it performs good with no to little lag im a happy camper and so is every one.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 15:15 2

4. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i dunno, the Optimus has fine build quality too and it also takes better stills apparently oh and also...it has an OMAP4430...and that matters. ;)

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 15:21 1

6. snowgator (Posts: 3185; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Than, why are you on a tech site if discussions of tech makes you annoyed?

Yes, no lag is the goal. But the "tech" side of it is what separates the elite devices. That is why people cruise these sites. To discover the elite performers and get the most for our money for a two year commitment.

That being said, I agree with you on the EVO 3D. I do not think the Thrill/Optimus 3D is a bad phone at all. Just not as nice as the EVO. The 3D effect is a little richer on the LG in my opinion, but I think that the experience is just smoother and more efficient on the HTC for all the other aspects of a Smartphone. Both are on my shortlist for my Wife, who loves Android and loves fun features.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 15:35 6

7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your on a tech site whining about how tech geeks are comparing tech. you realize that makes you an completely oblivious to the point of a tech site right?? lolol

build quality is preference/perception, there is nothing wrong with the thrills quality

Im not a fan of sense, so i dont see it as a +

the camera quality is near identical, and actually didnt they say the LG took better stills? :)

the optimus not only has a much much better price it also has better 3d functionality, a vastly superior performance set up. Concidering how much power 3D takes, the better the set up is a must. Especially if you have crap like Sense just bogging down the phone to begin with. I watch the Sensation which shares the same hardware as the evo3d randomly chug. Cheap chips and bloat heavy software will do that.


We all have our needs and wants, but your whining to tech geeks about how we prefer strong hardware set ups. thats what WE want. If its not the top of the heap, we wont touch it, and we darn will talk about and compare it to other phones.

Quit whining about our preferences and just enjoy your phone.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 17:12

10. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I disagree i dont think its the tech thats important but the real woeld performance is what i care about. I feel lik people talk bout tech for braggin rights and not because its makes the experience better.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 18:50 2

11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


no you'll actually see much better performance on the Thrill simply because of the Dual-Channel RAM. the Droid 3 has the exact same specs as the Thrill 4G and it performs much better than the EVO 3D side by side, not to mention LG uses very light User Interfaces, even lighter than what Motorola uses so in real world performance it'll definitely go to the Thrill 4G. the EVO 3D is fast enough for people that don't really care about the extent of the phone's capability in the long run but i do and i know remixfa does too.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 19:49 5

13. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


exactly.

the wannabe touchwiz lite interface that LG uses is much less processor intensive than sense 3.0 which uses a huge chunk of power with its animations, overlays, and bloatware. The dual channel memory setup means it doesnt have nearly the informational bottleneck that the sensation/evo 3D has. And the fact that the OMAP is a much stronger processer than the Snapdragon per clock cycle certainly helps.

If all that geekery doesnt translate into better real world performance, i dont know what will.

No, its not bragging rights, its real world performance. Geeks like thump3r and I only care about real world performance which is why we are so interested in the tech. Some of us like to know how things tick, and some of us just like to know that it "goes fast". The end result is the same, its just how you get there.

If i wanted braging rights, I'd pick up the Tmo hercules/SGS2 knowing that most people wouldnt know the difference between versions. Because im so into tech and performance, I would not ever buy it knowing that the exynos processor has been excluded for the snapdragon processor so it could be a lil faster on the internet. The performance boost is only incremental from my current optimized hummingbird. I dont want an incremental boost for the $300+ I'll be shelling out as an employee ( i dont complain as the employee monthy plan is nearly free), I want a HUGE boost. That can only be accomplished by an Exynos or even a well optimized OMAP. Its all about performance and the ability to last for a few years... not about bragging rights. :)

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 13:28

26. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


u the man remixfa.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 02:58 1

20. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


The Optimus 3D and Evo 3D both have 5mega shooters so how is the Evo with a better camera? in fact the Optimus camera in 3D is 3mega whereas the Evo is 2mega so the optimus has a better camera. the optimus looks better than the evo and also has a great build quality.
to those tt say LG copies touchwiz, it is actually Samsung tt copied LG. If u look at the earlier versions of touchwiz none of them look like wad it is now. but if u look at LG, their UI has been the same

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 07:10

23. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Samsung has been using touchwiz for probably 4 years+ now. years before LG even made their first smartphone. LG is copying the look of touchwiz, but not the functionality. I dont care. It makes the phone colorful. I'm one of the few that actually likes full blown touchwiz as sammy has done some nice things with the extra features.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 11:40

25. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i kind of understand what he means. even some of LG's older feature phones looked more like what TW is today than TW did all those years ago.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 05:09

28. jimakos (unregistered)


exactly my point. evo 3d performs waaaay less than lg (i think it is up to sense sucking all phone resources) plus it only has greater screen resolution but otherwise screen sucks, colors being washed up and all. Also camera is way worse as it records only 720p while lg records 1080p (2d that is but still htc can't do that in 2d) and 3d photos at 2MP over 3MP in lg. Also you can wait for your homebrewed CM7 by xda while official CM7 is being created for the lg and oh yeah i forgot looks way to serious as a phone with that red thing around its cameras... too cool for a 7yr old. plus it doesn't have a better cpu than lg. it only has a cpu at a higher clock freq. it's one generation back as a cpu so i'm guessing next gen cpu=better cpu for lg... And sense? hmpf. having a phone with more ram (768 over 512 on lg) and in real life having less free ram isn't at all that nice...most ppl i know get rid of sense after a few weeks

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 15:19

5. Auggie69 (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


I have an Evo 3D and the Thrill I can honestly say I like the thrill more the screen has better colors like its an amoled but of course its not and Lg implemented 3D so much better and all around the thrill makes the evo look like a plastic toy but I love Htc especially sense but ending there both great devices thrill takes the win for looks and 3d but Evo takes everything else

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 15:37 1

8. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so, if the thrill takes it for 3D implimentation, screen, and over all power.. whats left for the Evo? Design asthetics?

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 16:31

9. xfgbdf (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


htc sense, xda support, and i dont know what the hell his toking about but the evo has a qhd display while the optimus has wvga display.

Also ive used almost every high end android smartphone on the market and i can honestly say i dont notice a difference between them and the evo 3d the only one thats faster is the sgs2 and thats it

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 19:00

12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


that's okay, you just haven't learned the real finer differences between the SoCs to the extent that remixfa and i have. to really see the differences you have to push their limits, naturally any dual-core processor can do little tasks like navigating home screens and opening apps with ease but when you test them on games and flash content that's where the differences show up. on the HTC Jetstream for instance there's lag and choppiness found in playing flash content and 1080p videos and that's with a 1.5GHz S3, 1.5GHz! the Jetstream was one of the biggest Tablet fails of the year. for the best performance in order from worst to best it goes Qualcomm's S3, Nvidia's Tegra II, Texas Instrument's OMAP4 and finally Samsung's Exynos.

in my opinion screen resolution isn't that big of a deal, naturally i'd take it if there were no trade offs but going with a Qualcomm powered phone over an OMAP4 powered one for it is wayyy out of the question.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 19:52

14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Thump3r,
have you seen the Exynos refresh.. 4212 i believe is the chip code. 25% more power, even better battery life since its reduced in size, and 3D performance and higher clock cycles. Its now rumored to be the chip in the Nexus Prime since its capable of 1.5ghz. Gawd I hope thats true. :)

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 20:00

15. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah i saw, it's ridiculous. Samsung's putting out that's for sure. that kind of power behind a stock Android experience. there's no words to describe that kind of power and beauty.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 20:45

16. xfgbdf (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


to bad the nexus prime is not gonna have it because it doesn't support lte

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 21:06

17. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


no one said it doesn't support LTE.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 21:29

18. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you think the regular exynos chip supports LTE, but the exynos refresh chip wont? lol. Come on man. Next you will say it doesnt support 3d or something silly. :)

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 23:01

19. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1647; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


All in all this is a great phone. For my first android phone. I'm thrilled :) lmao

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 04:18

21. ceejay18 (unregistered)


when is this update coming? is it available already? i have this phone for almost 2months now and i luvvvv it

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 08:55

24. jacko (unregistered)


as an owner of both 3d phones i say the screen on the

htc is clearer and the device is abit faster then the lg
lg pops colours more and 3d just edges out better

there both still good i say if u have 1 or the other u would still be happy :D

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