MediaPad Tablet From Huawei Is One Of The First To Adopt Android 4.0 [CES 2012]

Launched in June of last year, the MediaPad was the first tablet in the world to come to Market with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). Now, during t...

Tablet-Huawei-is-one-of-the-first-to-adopt-Android-4.0Launched in June of last year, the MediaPad was the first tablet in the world to come to Market with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). Now, during the CES 2012 Huawei announced that the product will also be one of the first electronic devices to adopt Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). If everything goes as expected, the MediaPad aims to come by anytime during first quarter of 2012 and will be available in three different colors: black (shadow black), brown (brown classic) and pink (pink passion). The tablet features high quality display with screen resolution of 1280x800 pixels and support for Full HD (1080p), a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2 GHz Processor and battery with a capacity for 6 or more hours of use.


According to the press release issued by the Huawei's president, Richard Yu, believes the MediaPad should stand out in the tablet market today, since it does not require the use of external covers to personalize standard black and white device.

The statement also announced that consumers who already have MediaPad Android 3.2 will receive free OTA update (directly on the unit) operating system to Ice Cream Sandwich. Press release below.

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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.

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