Huawei unveils world’s first Android 3.2 tablet

Huawei's MediaPad has a 217 pixels per inch IPS capacitive touch panel. It also features a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor

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Huawei unveils world’s first Android 3.2 tablet The MediaPad runs Google's Android 3.2 operating system
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By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  June 21, 2011

Huawei has unveiled a new 7-inch tablet running Google's Android 3.2 operating system, a point release upgrade of Honeycomb. It claims the 'MediaPad' is the first tablet in the world to run this version of Android.

Android 3.2 is tailor made for devices that sport smaller designs and is the final release before the long awaited ‘Ice Cream Sandwich', which is designed to merge the tablet and smartphone codebases.

Google has, in the past, endorsed 9-inch and 10-inch tablet designs over 7-inch tablets, as it felt that Honeycomb 3.0 and 3.1 is best run on larger screens.

Huawei's MediaPad packs a 217-pixel per inch IPS capacitive touch panel. The tablet is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor and is equipped with 8GB of memory. The Chinese company says that the memory can be upgraded further via a micro-SD card slot.

The MediaPad also features a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera. Bluetooth, 802.11n WiFi and GPS support are built into Huawei's latest and the MediaPad is said to measure 10.5mm thick and weighs 390g.

The tablet was unveiled at the CommunicAsia convention in Singapore.

2614 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Huawei the magician. You have taken the world by surprise. The competition is heating up in Tablets and its time for leaders to explore new turfs.

2614 days ago
Arman

No 3G feature?

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