By Stephen Schenck | November 15, 2011 11:10 AM
Right at the end of October, LG announced its intent to bring Gingerbread updates to both the Optimus 3D and Optimus Black. A few days later, a leaked copy of the Optimus 3D Gingerbread ROM surfaced, giving us an early look at some of the new features the update will bring the smartphone. Today, LG issued a statement detailing those new features, and explained how the updated will be delivered to users.
When looking at the leaked ROM, we touched on some of the new video functionality coming along with the Optimus 3D’s Gingerbread update. The phone’s video editing software will get a tweak to its preview mode, now featuring larger clips and a transparent UI, so you can see more of the video you’re working on. When recording normal 2D video, you’ll now have the option to record digitally-stabilized video, a feature previously only available while recording in 3D.
We haven’t learned anything new about the plans to upgrade the Optimus 3D to HSPA+, but there’s really only one thing you need to know: 21Mbps downloads. That’s dependent on your carrier being able to deliver those speeds, of course, but it’s still a nice upgrade.
Beyond those, there are a bunch of smaller tweaks, like how you’ll notice that saved media in the Gallery should now load faster, and playback of very long MP3 files is now supported.
The first users to receive Gingerbread for the Optimus 3D will be those in Europe operating without carrier locks. LG hopes to deliver the update to users in other areas before the end of the year.