LG Optimus 3D officially released in Europe, probably without Gingerbread
Announced way back in February, the LG Optimus 3D is now finally ready to hit the market: LG has officially confirmed that the smartphone is launching now in Europe, and in “more than 60 markets around the world over the next several weeks.”
I was hoping that LG delayed the release of the Optimus 3D in order to upgrade it to Android 2.3 Gingerbread – however, it looks like this didn’t happen. The press release announcing the handset’s launch doesn’t include any reference to what version of Android the Optimus 3D runs (in fact, it doesn’t include the word Android at all), so I assume it’s still 2.2 Froyo, as it was in February. But fret not, an upgrade to Gingerbread will be made available eventually.
Anyway, as you may already know, the new smartphone features a 4.3 inch WVGA glasses-free 3D display, Wi-Fi, DLNA, HSPA, GPS, 3D augmented reality browser, HDMI, dual 5MP cameras for 3D video recording, dual-core 1GHz processor, and 8GB of on-board memory.
As a reminder, AT&T will launch its own version of the Optimus 3D in the US, called LG Thrill 4G (it could happen this month, although July is more likely).