Huawei has announced that their 7-inch MediaPad will be one of the first Android tablets to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed, and the availability of the new MediaPad Color series in shadow black, classic brown, and passion pink. The 7-inch MediaPad was the first tablet to ship with Honeycomb 3.2, so Huawei is no stranger to getting things updated in a timely fashion. Both the MediaPad and MediaPad Color come with a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2GHz processor and a 1280 x 800 pixels 217 PPI screen supporting 1080P Full HD video playback. Battery life is estimated at six hours or longer.
Expect the MediaPad with Ice Cream Sandwich, and the MediaPad Color (with Android 3.2) to arrive in select markets in the first quarter of this year, and existing MediaPad owners should also get an OTA update to Android 4.0 in Q1. The full press release is after the break.
Huawei’s MediaPad Now Comes with Android 4.0
Huawei also unveils new MediaPad color series, operating on Android 3.2
Las Vegas, USA, January 10, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that the Huawei MediaPad is now one of the world's first tablets to come pre-loaded with the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. First launched in June 2011, the original MediaPad was the world’s first 7-inch Android 3.2 tablet. This latest version of the MediaPad once again provides users with the very latest Android experience, along with access to the newest and hottest services and apps available in the Android marketplace.
Huawei also unveiled its new MediaPad color series – fashionable MediaPads in three new colors: shadow black, classic brown, and passion pink and running on Android 3.2. Both MediaPad versions have a high-quality display, with screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels at 217 PPI and supporting 1080P Full HD video playback. Additionally, they come with a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and have a battery capacity of six hours or more.
“In a tablet market defined by staid black and white tablets, the new colorful MediaPad offers a personalized look without the need for an external case,” said Richard Yu, Chairman, Huawei Device. “With a hardware package that includes a high-quality screen, a powerful dual-core processor, and long battery life, these colorful MediaPad embodies a rare combination of style and performance.”
Huawei’s new MediaPad color series and the MediaPad with Android 4.0 will be available in selected markets in the first quarter of 2012. Existing MediaPad owners will receive an OTA Android 4.0 upgrade to their tablets by the first quarter of 2012.
About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device's focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a “Business-to-People” (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: www.huaweidevice.com