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In the past, Wall Street Journal reported that Apple contracted Japan-based Sharp to manufacture 10.1 inch retina displays for the much awaited iPad 3. WSJ also claimed that Sharp was supplying retina displays for the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. Now, According to Mocotakara via 9to5Mac, Apple has fired Sharp and is asking Samsung and LG to fill in Sharp’s shoes. Sharp is said to have failed to meet Apple’s high supply expectations.
Apple is rumored to launch the iPad 3 with a retina display in the first quarter of 2012, specifically towards the end of April. This is in line with the usual release date of previous versions of the iPad such as the iPad 2.
According to 9to5Mac, “Apple is planning on placing orders for 65 million LCD panels for iPad 3 during 2012. It also claimed Samsung and LG would be supplying 5 million displays in the first quarter to meet demand for the device’s launch.”
9to5Mac adds, “This morning’s report from Macotakara claimed Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron Technology already began placing orders for iPad 3 components to meet an early-March launch.”
If the rumor is true, then this would mean that we would finally get to see the iPad 3 sporting a retina display. We’re hoping Samsung and LG can deliver.
A monster of an LG smartphone will be landing in South Korea. For now, it’s called the LU6200, but we’re unsure if will carry another moniker. When it comes to specs, it packs extremely impressive hardware and software.
Of course, this new handset will be powered by Android’s smartphone-optimized operating system, Gingerbread. This will allow its users to take advantage of all the goodies Android has to offer.
When it comes to hardware, the smartphone will sport a 4.5 inch AH-IPS touchscreen offering a resolution of 720p. It will pack a massive 1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion processor, with an Adreno 220 GPU for more intense graphics. Coupled with its beefy processor, it will pack 1 GB of RAM for added performance. It will also sport an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
It will support MHL, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, and Near Field Communication. Since the LG LU6200 specifically targets Korean users, it can receive digital TV and radio broadcasts via DMB.
The LG LU6200 connects via a U+ LTE network, which theoretically allows users to download at speeds of 75 mbps. This may be a clear indication that the smartphone will not be coming to the UK. However, you never know. If LG creates a US version, a UK version may soon follow.
The LG-made smartphone is rumored to be available for pre-order in Korea on the 26th of September.
The Korean phone manufacturer LG is determined to make stereoscopic technology the next big thing. It has announced a 2D to 3D conversion kit for its Android-powered LG Optimus 3D. The kit is an OpenGL-based conversion engine for games, which allows game developers to convert popular 2D titles into affordable 3D masterpieces.
How does it work on the consumer’s end? With the kit, the smartphone’s users can choose to give their regular games a 3D effect. The phone scans the game and sees if it is in the list of 3D-optimized games. If ever the game is not on the list, the kit will enhance the game’s graphics.
With the 2D to 3D conversion kit, smaller game developers can give their games a 3D effect, which will further enhance the gaming experience on the Android platform. This means cheaper games now offer an extra kick, which you are sure to enjoy.
According to LG, almost 50 3D-enhanced games will be ready before the end of October. An additional 50 games will be available early in 2012.
The kit by LG will be rolling out on October, which is the same time LG will be rolling out its first main update for the stereoscopic smartphone. However, LG failed to disclose when exactly on October the kit is to arrive.
Aside from games, LG and National Geographic Assignment have closed a deal that will be adding 3D videos and photography to the phone’s list of 3D content. A total of 6 videographers and photographers will be using the LG Optimus 3D to deliver footage to the phone’s users. However, again, LG failed to disclose when they plan to put this into action.
LG’s 2D to 3D conversion kit will be featured this September on the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany.