With 3D technology relatively new to the mobile market, the amount of 3D content is currently lacking for devices such as the HTC EVO 3D. Don?t you wish that these devices had the ability to convert 2D content into 3D like a majority of today?s 3D televisions? If so, you can expect your wish to become a reality this October when the LG Optimus 3D receives 2D to 3D support for a large percentage of available content. Read more for more information on the technology LG is bringing to their new mobile device and how it is being accomplished.
LG?s Optimus 3D launched last month in Europe preloaded with Android?s 2.2 (Froyo) software upsetting many as competing devices such as the HTC EVO 3D were shipping with the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) software. LG explained the reasoning for not launching the device with Gingerbread loaded was to simply meet the projected release for the device rather than delaying its launch. With many Optimus 3D owners highly anticipating the release of Gingerbread in October on their new devices, LG has confirmed along with the typical Gingerbread features and enhancements, LG would be implementing full 2D to 3D support for the majority of Android?s content.
Currently the device can convert photos and videos to 3D, but this October, users will have the ability to make their devices convert applications and games, developed using the OpenGL application programming interface, from its original 2D source to 3D. This conversion is accomplished by predicting the depth utilizing individual pixels and algorithms. While we may not know how well the conversion is executed on the Optimus 3D at this point, if the implementation of this feature on a majority of today?s 3D televisions is anything to go by, it should not leave owners disappointed.
With that said, as an owner of the HTC EVO 3D, I have come to love the device and the 3D capabilities it contains, but could we possibly see 2D to 3D conversion expand from LG?s Optimus 3D? As LG has explained it, the technology is purely software-based and with the EVO 3D having more powerful hardware than the Optimus 3D, I personally see no reason why HTC would not be able to implement the technology into their recently released device via software update.