Wikitude has announced on its blog that together with LG, they are creating the first 3D AR Browser using LG Optimus 3D. With 3D, there will be a depth and hence, more information can be displayed.
Here is an excerpt from LG press release (taken from Wikitude’s blog): –
The Wikitude 3D browser allows for better interaction and engagement with real-time user environments. While 2D AR only displays overlapped objects, 3D AR shows places, landmarks and objects in 3D making them easier to distinguish.
The browser allows users to discover details about their surroundings and access related Wikipedia articles and Twitter information. “AR technology has been praised for its potential to replace the ‘abstract’ realities of standard mobile browsers with ‘actual’ reality streamed through the camera of the smartphone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO and President of LG Mobile Communications Company. “LG’s cutting-edge hardware and 3D API software technology now pushes this reality a step further.” Users can download Wikitude 3D from LG World, LG’s dedicated application store for free, staring in the middle of June. “The synergy here is simply perfect and the resulting partnership has the potential to take both AR and smartphones to a whole new level,” said Martin Herdina, CEO of Wikitude. The LG Optimus 3D introduces a number of innovative first technologies, including the world’s first dual-core, dual-channel, dual-memory architecture, as well as the first full 3D platform providing glasses-free viewing, recording and sharing of 3D content.
The LG Optimus 3D will be available this summer starting in Europe followed by other markets around the world. In late June, the 3D Optimus will be in the stores !!!