LG goes 3D for Optimus phone and tablet

Summary:LG has given ZDNet UK a run through the Optimus Pad and Optimus 3D, the company's new 3D-shooting Android devices on display at Mobile World Congress, which it hopes will differentiate it from rivals

LG has presented the Optimus 3D smartphone and Optimus Pad tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, jumping on the 3D bandwagon. LG hopes 3D will set it apart from rival Android smartphone makers.

Both devices have twin 5-megapixel cameras on the back, making it possible to shoot 3D video. The Optimus Pad sports a 8.9-inch screen and can be customised with widgets. There are no physical buttons on the tablet, with three buttons at the bottom for home, back and multitasking functions.

The Optimus Pad will use the Android Honeycomb OS for tablets, while the Optimus 3D will run Android 2.2, with the option to upgrade to Android 2.3. For the 3D functions, LG has used a parallax barrier, which splits the screen image into two, sending different details to each eye.

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Topics: MWC, Mobility, Smartphones


David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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