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LG Optimus 3D update features confirmed: Gingerbread, HSPA+, 3D video editor

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LG has officially announced the new features coming to the Optimus 3D in its new Gingerbread update.

LG Optimus 3D Stock
LG Optimus 3D Stock

We knew that the LG Optimus 3D would finally be getting an upgrade to Android 2.3 this month, and a recently leaked build gave us a sneak peek. Now LG has made things official, confirming the upgrade will feature enhanced data speed, camera tweaks, and a new 3D video editor. As expected, the upgrade brings download speeds of up to 21Mbps with the inclusion of HSPA+, and a variety of changes courtesy of Gingerbread itself. The most demo-worthy feature, however, will no doubt be the new video editor, which allows you to edit the 2D and 3D footage you've shot on your Optimus 3D. The upgrade also brings video stabilization to 2D video — so if you're going old-school, you should be able to avoid some of that smartphone camera shakiness.

The upgrade is coming to unbranded models of the phone in Europe starting the week of November 21st, with the roll-out continuing through the end of the year (no word yet on the Thrill 4G here in the US). While we applaud LG for upgrading the phone, we can't help feel underwhelmed that yet another device released this year is only now getting last year's version of Android. It's an ongoing problem for the platform, made even more frustrating here by the fact that Ice Cream Sandwich's source code is already available. Still, the new features should be a welcome upgrade for Optimus 3D owners looking to improve the capabilities of their device.