LG has officially launched its exclusive 3D Game Converter, which was announced back in August, and is now available for download for the LG Optimus 3D smartphone. Included in the first Maintenance Release (MR), the software will be available in Europe beginning this month and will be rolled-out in other regions over the next several weeks.
The 3D Game Converter is the first software engine that allows smartphone users to transform Open GL-based 2D games into 3D with the option to switch back to 2D again at any time. This breakthrough will open more doors for 3D technology by creating a new library of content not currently available to consumers. After installation, users can enjoy 2D games in 3D simply by activating 3D Game Converter application, the only requirement being that the 2D game is based on Open GL and runs in landscape mode. Users can also manually adjust 3D depth and vision settings for the best view. Changing between 3D and 2D is as simple as flicking the 3D Hot Key switch at any time.
LG plans to offer another software upgrade to enhance the Optimus 3D with new features including, but not limited to:
- 3D Video Editor for creating and editing 3D movies right on the device
- 2D viewing of 3D videos in a single-screen mode
- Dolby Mobile for best-in-class sound quality
- Automatic 2D video stabilization
The 3D Game Converter can be automatically installed via Wi-Fi by checking for software updates directly on the phone’s settings menu. The update is also available by connecting the device to a PC and running the LG Mobile Support Tool Software. Customers are advised to check their carriers’ websites for dates of availability.