LG Optimus 3D to come with Wikitude 3D AR browser

LG has issued a somewhat strange announcement, saying they will allow Optimus 3D owners to “download Wikitude 3D from LG World,” LG’s dedicated application store for free, staring in the middle of June. So it’s not like Wikitude 3D will come pre-loaded with the device — I guess it’s too late now — but that users will be able to download it for free.

As far as I understand how things are working, everyone else will be able to grab Wikitude 3D in the same period from the Android Market. I doubt Wikitude wants to limit its reach by offering its 3D augmented reality browser to the Optimus 3D owners, only. Rather they may want to go for those owning some other 3D-enabled smartphone such as the upcoming HTC Evo 3D.

Anyway, Wikitude 3D shows places, landmarks and objects in 3D “making them easier to distinguish.” Included with the application is information on over 100 million locations around the world, with contributions from more than 1,000 content providers. The augmented reality browser currently provides support for 12 languages with plans to increase this number in the near future.

In the meantime, Wikitude 2D is available for a number of platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Bada and Symbian. You can download it by click on an appropriate link below.

Wikitude (FREE) [iTunes link] [Android Market] [Ovi Store] [Samsung Apps]

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