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ClockworkMod Recovery Port for the LG Optimus 3D Max

Posted by wicked September - 20 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

ClockworkMod Recovery for LG Optimus 3D Max P725

While the LG Optimus 3D P920 has had ClockworkMod recovery officially available via ROM Manager and ClockworkMod website for a while, the same hasn’t been the case with the Optimus 3D Max P725. Fortunately, that is no longer the case, as a port of ClockworkMod recovery is now available for the device, thanks to XDA Senior Member Ron G.

As most of us already know, a custom recovery is one of the most important tools for Android enthusiasts. It lets us perform a plethora of operations not available in the stock recovery such as flashing custom ROMs, themes and mods, performing and restoring backups, wiping and managing partitions, and fixing permissions. That’s why not having one available for a device may make its owners feel handicapped if wish to customize their phones beyond what’s possible with regular apps. With this CWM recovery port, LG Optimus 3D Max owners can now do all the above to their hearts’ content.

More information can be found in the forum thread.

Just as we found out that LG has decided to put all tablet development on hold for the time being and only concentrate on Android-based smartphones, we have been introduced to two new handsets from the company.

Well, not exactly introduced, as both phones were unveiled some time ago, but reacquainted with the Optimus 3D Max and Optimus L7. The duo has been made official for the Indian market, where they’ve already started selling, but are still nowhere to be found in several other markets across the world, including the United States.

First up, we have the Optimus 3D Max, a glasses-free phone that offers “3D on the go”. Although the “Max” as a name might make you think of a significantly improved device over the original Optimus 3D, this new handheld is not very impressive in terms of raw power.

Powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, the Optimus 3D Max only comes with a 800 x 480 pixels resolution 4.3-inch screen, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory and running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. That last particular detail might be the most upsetting of them all, but there is a “planned upgrade” to ICS supposedly hitting the 3D Max soon.

The dual 5 MP cameras are a nice touch of originality from LG, but, all in all, even if you’re a fan of 3D-enabled smartphones, the Optimus 3D Max is a decent mid-ranger, at best. And to pay around $545 (30,500 Indian rupees) for a mid-ranger is not exactly the best deal you could find.

The Optimus L7 has itself been made available in India and, while it comes at a considerably more affordable price, it also features more modest specs. The L7 does run Android 4.0 out of the box, which is a big plus, but the single-core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, 800-by-480 4.3-inch screen, and 5 MP rear-facing camera are pretty disappointing.

Priced at INR 19,900 (around $355) in India, the Optimus L7 hasn’t been officially made available in the US, like the 3D Max, but can be purchased from Amazon. The online retailer is only asking $295 for the L7, which is a price tag closer to what we’d expect to pay for a SIM-free low-end smartphone.

If you would like to get either the Optimus 3D Max or the L7 from one of the major US’ carriers, we unfortunately don’t have any news to report to you at the time. It’s possible to see at least one of the two picked up by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile soon enough, but if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Is anyone from India tuning in right now? Are you guys thinking of getting the 3D Max or the L7 anytime soon? Let us know in the comments section below.

This article, LG launches Optimus 3D Max and Optimus L7 smartphones in India, still no words on US availability , was originally published at – Your Android News Source.

LG ships Optimus 3D Max in Germany, tries to prove 3D is still alive

Posted by wicked April - 24 - 2012 - Tuesday Comments Off

It’s been a good three years since Avatar ignited a 3D boom in the entertainment and tech industry. Though the 3D hype didn’t really translate into sales for many manufacturers that tried to 3D-ify everything, LG thinks there’s still room for a new 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D Max.

Don’t be fooled by the last part of the name, because the phone actually lost in the thickness and weight department. The LG Optimus 3D Max comes in a thinner 9.6mm body and weighs 20 g less than its predecessor. Just like its predecessor, the LG Optimus 3D, this second generation 3D gizmo from LG doesn’t require users to wear special glasses to view 3D images and videos.

In the innards department, the LG Optimus 3D Max is powered by the same dual-core TI OMAP 4430 found on the OG Optimus, but it’s now clocked higher at 1.2GHz. The 3D Max also stagnates in term of display technology, with LG opting for the same 800 x 480 pixels packed in a 4.3 inch dispaly. The Optimus 3D Max has two 5MP rear cameras (for shooting 3D imagery) and a VGA front camera, while the RAM on the phone has been doubled to 1GB. Again disappointing, the device will only ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the now customary promises from LG of a timely update to ICS.

On to the phone’s claim to fame, LG has equipped the Optimus 3D Max with a new 3D converter, which allows you to convert content from Google Earth and Google Maps to 3D. You can also use the phone to edit 3D video in real time. Neat, if you’re a 3D maniac, right?

The other 3D phone player in the market, HTC, is not planning to update its EVO 3D line any time soon. While alleged pictures of a sequel to the HTC EVO 3D, which has been discontinued by the Taiwanese, were spotted earlier this month, they were likely images of a prototype of the upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE, and the 3D feature didn’t make the final cut. Samsung has also mentioned that it’s not interested in releasing a 3D phone in the coming future.

LG’s glass-free Optimus 3D Max was released yesterday in Germany, with more countries to follow, but according to Engadget Mobile, the UK will not be on of them. The 3D enabled device was spotted in the mandatory FCC filings, which makes us believe that the 3D Max will also grace American shores sometimes soon, probably on AT&T.

More details about the LG Optimus 3D Max in the press release below:

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SEOUL, Apr. 23, 2012 – LG’s latest achievement in the glasses-free 3D space — the Optimus 3D Max — will kick-off its global roll-out today starting in Europe. As first seen at Mobile World Congress 2012, the second-generation 3D smartphone boasts an enhanced chipset and more enticing 3D entertainment features in a slimmer and lighter body.

“We are deliberately pushing the limits of mobile entertainment innovation with the Op-timus 3D Max,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “This device has evolved significantly since we introduced the first Optimus 3D at Mobile World Congress in 2011. Our second generation glasses-free 3D smartphone is as thin and light as any other high-end smartphone while still de-livering a spectacular picture in either 2D or 3D.”

The Optimus 3D Max now includes a new 3D Converter which allows for a greater va-riety of 3D content as it converts 2D content from Google Earth, Google Maps and oth-er mapping apps into 3D. Visitors at MWC 2012 also raved about the device’s unique 3D video editor which allows the editing of 3D video on the phone in real time. And the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone enables users to easily toggle between 2D and 3D. The Optimus 3D Max includes 3D-style cubicle icons in addition to its customizable icons which can be amended by applying the users’ own photos through the Icon Customizer feature.

Additional features, which will be available through an upcoming maintenance release (MR), include a HD Converter to offer high resolution content to be viewed on a TV connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and Range Finder, which cal-culates the distance between the camera and a subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation.

As for its new form-factor, the Optimus 3D Max is 2mm slimmer and 20g lighter than its predecessor, measuring only 9.6 mm thin and weighing 148g. The 5MP camera on the rear captures both photos and video in 3D using its dual lenses. The recorded material can be viewed directly on the smartphone in glasses-free 3D or on a 3D capable computer monitor or TV.

Key Specifications:
• Chipset: 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor (OMAP4430)
• Display: 4.3-inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
• Memory: 8GB Internal Storage, 1GB Internal Memory, Micro SD support
(up to 32GB)
• Camera: 2 x 5MP rear-facing, VGA front-facing
• OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
• Battery: 1,520 mAh
• Others: HSPA + 21Mbps
HDMI connection 2D/3D TV/monitor up to 1080p via MHL
DNLA for wireless connection with TV/PC (3D video also supported)
NFC Full Support, LG Tag+

This article, LG ships Optimus 3D Max in Germany, tries to prove 3D is still alive , was originally published at – Your Android News Source.

LG Optimus 3D Max available today in Europe

Posted by wicked April - 23 - 2012 - Monday Comments Off

For all those 3D fans that might also be in Europe we have good news from LG today. After initially revealing their new Optimus 3D Max at Mobile World Congress, where we got hands-on here, today they’ve announced it is available starting today across Europe for those looking to get in on that 3D action.

It has been available for a few weeks in other markets, but is now widely available across Europe while stateside we wait for more details. Previous FCC filings leads us to believe the new Optimus 3D Max will be hitting AT&T here soon, but nothing has been formally confirmed by either party.

For those interested, the Optimus 3D Max will have a 4.3-inch screen with a WVGA resolution and the rest of the specs are very similar to the original Optimus 3D. That includes the 4.3″ screen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and dual 5 megapixels cameras on the rear. The processor is slightly faster, but only by a hair. The two downsides are the small 1,520 mAh battery, and that we still have Android 2.3 Gingerbread with this latest model. Hopefully we’ll hear steps for an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon. Stay tuned for a US release in the coming months.

[via SlashGear]

LG Optimus 3D Max flexes its muscles in benchmarks, not much to look at, unfortunately!

Posted by wicked April - 13 - 2012 - Friday Comments Off


Despite the fact that Android-based smartphones with 3D capabilities haven’t exactly taken off, the Koreans at LG are still trying to make a push in this market niche and will release in the near future their next 3D-enabled handheld, the Optimus 3D Max. LG’s Optimus 3D was the first ever 3D smartphone to hit the market last April, and, while this 3D Max should be an upgraded version of that handheld, it doesn’t look like a device to really look forward to.

At least that’s what we can make from a few benchmark scores leaked by Greek website yesterday and that look… pretty awful, to be honest. Well, not awful if we were to compare the 3D Max with some of last year’s high-end smartphones, but terrible in a head-to-head confrontation with this year’s top-notch handhelds.

The 3D Max scored 2,314 points in Quadrant, 747 in Vellamo, and a 31.7 in NenaMark 2, all these results being much lower than expected. For comparison, you can check out Engagdet’s post here, where you can see LG’s 3D Max scoring less than half of the performance of HTC One S in two of the benchmarks and less than a third in the Vellamo test.

What will these scores actually mean for real users? Well, it’s pretty difficult to say right now, as we all know that some gadgets behave better in day-to-day performance than benchmark tests indicate, but one thing is clear, nevertheless. If you are on the hunt for a snappy smartphone, and raw performance is the first thing you look for in a gadget, the LG Optimus 3D Max should not be on top of your shopping list.

For those of you who missed the smartphone’s unveiling a while back, let’s quickly go through the 3D Max’ most important features and tech specs. LG’s handheld will sport a 4.3-inch IPS LCD screen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution and will be powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor. With dual 5 MP cameras, the 4.3-incher will also come with 1 GB of RAM, WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, and 8 GB of on-board memory. In terms of software, the 3D Max is set to disappoint a lot of users, as it will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box.

Of course, the phone’s dual cameras are capable of capturing 3D content, while the screen does not need special glasses to display 3D images. These are actually the two single aces up this smartphone’s sleeve, if you ask me, and might be the only features to draw in some customers.

There are still no details about the smartphone’s price and availability (we know that it will come sometime in Q2, though), but keep in touch with our website to find out more details about the LG Optimus 3D Max. And in the meantime, please let us know your opinions on the gadget and whether you would buy it once it’s available!

This article, LG Optimus 3D Max flexes its muscles in benchmarks, not much to look at, unfortunately! , was originally published at – Your Android News Source.

LG Optimus 3D Max rears its head in latest Benchmarks

Posted by wicked April - 12 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

LG’s next round of Android phones have been appearing in the hands of testers over the past few days, so things appear to be on track an upcoming release. First the LG 4X quad-core was spotted earlier this week, and now the lesser of the two in the Optimus 3D Max has also leaked with some benchmark results. They are mediocre to say the least, but for those wanting 3D you’ll want to check them out.

The Optimus 4X has a quad-core so those results were much higher. With the 3D Max we only get a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4 processor under the hood. It is enough for just about everything you’d need, but isn’t the top of the crop either. Whether you like 3D or not, this is about the performance and the image above gives all the details.

With a 4.3″ glasses-free display and a dual-core processor the results are decent considering it’s a last-gen dual-core. It won’t win any speed races or performance crowns but you can bet it will be priced to sell. If you want to know just how much slower that older dual-core is check out the HTC One S. It has Qualcomm’s next-gen dual-core CPU and it more than doubles the 3D Maxx.

Sadly the 3D Max will be old and outdated the minute it is released to the market. They’ll have to ride on the 3D features and low price to support it. Latest reports confirm the LG Optimus 3D Max is headed to AT&T but without 4G LTE.

[via Engadget]

LG Optimus 3D Max clears the FCC – headed to AT&T

Posted by wicked April - 2 - 2012 - Monday Comments Off

LG’s looking to release another glasses-free 3D smartphone and while we’ve heard tons of names and leaks, it will officially be known as the LG Optimus 3D Max. We got our first official look at the new 3D phone at Mobile World Congress (linked to below) and now we are seeing it clear the FCC on its way to AT&T. Sadly it appears to only be rocking 3G and HSPA+ speeds, no 4G LTE here.

With names such as the Optimus 3D 2, the CX2, and 3D Cube we’ve seen our fair share of information about this phone. While it doesn’t have any huge changes over the original Optimus 3D (aka LG Thrill 4G for AT&T) it does look like a pretty solid phone, especially if the 3D feature is of any interest to you.

The new 3D Max will be faster, thinner, and lighter than the original. While it had a dual-core processor the new 3D Max comes with a faster 1.2 GHz dual-core chip – although we aren’t sure if that is a Qualcomm or another Texas Instruments OMAP 4. The phone still features a 4.3″ screen with a low 480 x 800 resolution, but it does offer stereoscopic glasses-free 3D video and picture viewing, not to mention LG’s own 3D UI and games tailored to use the 3D effects. According to the FCC filing it will be using AT&T’s 3G and HSPA+ 4G speeds, with no mention of LTE so that wasn’t good news, but things could change before a release date.

Are you interested in a 3D phone with dual 5 megapixel cameras? Or still just think it’s a gimmick?

[via PocketNow]

GCF Approves LG Optimus 3D Max, Possible Q2 Release

Posted by wicked March - 24 - 2012 - Saturday Comments Off

The yet-to-be-released LG Optimus 3D Max, successor to the very first 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D,  is now one step closer to release, gaining Global Certification Forum (GCF) approval. The Max, codenamed the P720, is approved for quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies, EDGE class 12, and HSDPA category 14. It will most likely not have 4G LTE.

This device will sport a dual-core 1.2 GHz TI OMAP procesor, 1GB of RAM, and run Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread out of the box (promised ICS update to come). The Max will also feature greatly improved 3D experience.

No official dates for release, but judging by when they got GCF approval, the device could be launching before the end of Q2. That’s anywhere between April and June, and that’s most likely starting with Asia.

So who’s looking forward to the Max?

source: globalcertificationforum
via: androinica



Gameloft To Optimize Games For LG Optimus 3D Max

Posted by wicked March - 21 - 2012 - Wednesday Comments Off

LG showed off the Optimus 3D Max at Mobile World Congress this year, and now Gameloft has gotten on board to optimize a bunch of their titles for the glasses-free 3D device. Just what games will be available from LG’s Smart World once the phone is released? Here’s a list:

  • Assassin’s Creed 3D
  • Dungeon Hunter 2 3D
  • James Cameron’s Avatar 3D
  • N.O.V.A. 2 3D
  • Shrek Kart 3D
  • BackStab 3D
  • Fishing Kings 3D
  • Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus 3D
  • Shadow Guardian 3D
  • Spider-Man: Total Mayhem 3D, Order & Chaos
  • Splinter Cell 3D

One thing the Max can do that it’s predecessor, the Optimus 3D (or LG Thrill in the States) , cannot is convert regular 2D apps into 3D. While that’s a cool trick, converted apps are not “optimized”, meaning someone didn’t painstakingly go through the app and tweak the assets for a more engaging 3D experience. That’s what Gameloft is doing with this partnership.

Read Gameloft’s press release after the break.


High-quality games are combined on LG Optimus 3D MAX with powerful 3D technology and sleeker design for a 3D mobile gaming experience

Paris, March xx, 2012: Gameloft®, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and LG Electronics (LG), one of the top technological innovators in the field of mobile communications in the world, announced their new collaboration aiming to optimize several Gameloft video games for the new LG Optimus 3D Max smartphone.

Assassin’s Creed 3D, Dungeon Hunter 2 3D, James Cameron’s Avatar 3D, N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance 3D, Shrek Kart 3D, BackStab 3D, Fishing Kings 3D, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus 3D, Shadow Guardian 3D and Spider-Man: Total Mayhem 3D, Order & Chaos and Splinter Cell 3D will be available through LG Smart World and will be optimized to take full advantage of the cutting-edge mobile technology in the LG Optimus 3D Max. Equipped with true 3D entertainment features with improved 2D-3D compatibility configuration, users can fully enjoy a 3D experience without 3D glasses. Users will also have the ability to convert Google Earth, Google Maps and other road views into 3D using the enhanced 3D Converter. Furthermore, 3D photos and videos captured by the Optimus 3D Max can be viewed in a single-screen mode in 2D and easily be toggled between 2D and 3D using the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone.

“We’re thrilled to work with LG Electronics to illustrate the potential of this high-end technology on the new LG Optimus 3D Max. This collaboration with a well-known technological innovator such as LG Electronics will allow us to push the 3D experience even further,” stated Gonzague de Vallois, Senior Vice President of Publishing at Gameloft.

The new LG Optimus 3D Max is scheduled for release in March with a 4.3” WVGA IPS LCD display, dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP processor, two 5-megapixel rear cameras, front-facing camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 21Mbps HSPA, NFC, DLNA, and 8GB of internal storage. At 9.6mm, the Optimus 3D Max is slimmer than its predecessor. It will initially run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but an upgrade to 4.0 ICS is expected.

“LG’s continued partnership with Gameloft will further contribute to bringing maximum entertainment to our users,” said Yongseok Jang, the Vice President, MC Strategy Planning Division at LGElectronics.  He added, “With the enhanced performance available on the Optimus 3D Max, users will be able to enjoy the advanced 3D gaming experience backed by ample content from Gameloft, and leading 3D technology from LG.”

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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-Up

Posted by wicked March - 3 - 2012 - Saturday Comments Off

Our team has finally made the long trip back from Mobile World Congress that took place in Barcelona, Spain. And now that it has come to a close, it’s time to pull together anything and everything that went on since it kicked off. For 2012, CES proved to lack the innovation shown from its prior years, but we can’t say the same for MWC. This is your guide to every eyes-on, hands-on, review that went down in Barcelona!

There were many events during the week, but one of the first took place at the LG booth. There, we took a look at every one of their new devices . We saw the entire LG Optimus L-Style series, which included the L3, L5, and L7; these are all categorized as mid-range devices, but each has a vivid screen and slim, easy-to-hold profile. Next up we were able to get some hands-on time with the rather impressive LG Optimus 4X. It sports an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a 4.7″ true IPS HD display. Just last year they released the worlds first dual-core device, and hopefully this one can live up to its name as well. The last two devices LG had to offer were the LG Optimus 3D Max and the LG Optimus Vu. The Optimus Vu is undoubtedly LG’s answer to Samsung’s Note, and offers a massive 5″ display.

As for Sony, they unveiled a few new Xperia devices; we had confirmed their rumored specs a few days before launch, so there wasn’t much we didn’t already know. The Sony Xperia U and Xperia P both retained the transparent strip found on the Xperia S months ago at CES. In the hands-on you’ll notice the P’s strip doesn’t illuminate like the others.

As much as any other manufacturer brought to the table, HTC’s event was most memorable. They unveiled their entire hero line of devices, each impressive when compared with other devices in its class. The entire line will take advantage of Beats Audio, HTC ImageSense, and a sleek aluminum unibody chassis. Their first device, the HTC One V, falls right under the mid-range tier. It featured the iconic “chin” many grew to know and love in the international version of the HTC Hero and the HTC Legend. And next we were presented with the HTC One S. There were actually two versions of this at the show; one was an international version and the other is headed to T-Mobile. This trended over to the HTC One X as well, as it had both an international version and an AT&T variant. Unlike the One S, the specifications of the One X was not identical to its international counterpart. It will instead sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor rather than the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core. This is entirely due to the Tegra 3′s lack of compatibility with 4G LTE. Be sure to check out our hands-on for the HTC One V, the HTC One S, and HTC One X.

ViewSonic had their ViewPhone 4s at the show, and it was one of three devices that sported dual-sim inputs. It had an ultra high-resolution display, and came with ViewSonic’s ViewScene 3D. If you’re familiar with the SPB Shell 3D interface available in the Android Market, then you’ll notice its extremely similar. Then, at the Toshiba booth they had a no-name 7.7″ prototype tablet sporting an NVIDIA Tegra 3. We’ll likely here more about it later, and hopefully they’ll have a name for it soon too. Over at Panasonic, they were showing off the ELUGA Power, a completely waterproof smartphone. Many devices before this had been deemed water resistant, but this one proved itself in an actual test when we submerged it in water.

ZTE had multiple Android devices at the show this year, but most impressive was the ZTE Era. It was running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and had an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This is ZTE’s best work so far, so if you’ve been a fan of the company, this would definitely suffice as an upgrade. ASUS also presented a great selection at MWC this year. They showed off their Transformer Pad 300, and the more powerful Transformer Pad Infinity 700 LTE. The 300 is much like the Prime, but for those of you on a budget. The price was dropped by $100 and the device sported plastic instead of aluminum. We also had another look at the ASUS Padfone; a device that just looks better at each encounter.

Over at Samsung, they were showing off their new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Beam, and Galaxy S Blaze. The Galaxy Note looked very much like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2, but comes equipped with an enhanced pressure-sensitive digitizer. And as for the Galaxy Beam, you’ll find the first smartphone to sport a built-in pico projector. Though the lamp only beams out at 15 lumens, it can still be seen – even in daylight.

And finally, we were there live at Google’s keynote to see Eric Schmidt speak about the future of Android. He greatly stressed how Google Chrome offers the safest, most secure web-browsing experience. Schmidt also suggested Android should soon penetrate into the $70 or less category to offer devices to those on a budget.

We’ve still got some more content on the way, so stay tuned to our MWC 2012 portal for instant access to our latest!

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