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Sweet News: Huawei MediaPad now ships with Ice Cream Sandwich

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Sweet News: Huawei MediaPad now ships with Ice Cream Sandwich
Back in June, the Huawei MediaPad was the first 7 inch Android tablet to ship with Android 3.2. Now, half a year later, the tablet will be one of the few in the world to come with Android 4.0 pre-installed. The Ice Cream Sandwich flavored Huawei MediaPad will be available in your grocer's freezer in selected markets sometime during the current quarter.

At the same time, the manufacturer is introducing its new MediaPad color series with tablets available in shadow black, classic brown, and passion pink. These colorful devices run on Android 3.2 which prompted Huawei Chairman Richard Yu to exclaim, "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. 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."

Both versions of the Huawei MediaPad (ICS and new color series models) come with 7 inch screens offering resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels which works out to 217ppi. They are powered by a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2GHz processor. Video playback at 1080p is supported. A 5MP camera is on back while a 1.3MP shooter faces front.

As with the ICS version of the Huawei MediaPad, the MediaPad color series will be available in selected markets during the first quarter. For those who already own a Huawei MediaPad, you can expect your update to Android 4.0 sometime during this quarter.

source: Huawei

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Huawei MediaPad specs
  • OS Android 4.0
  • Display 7.0 inches 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 1GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 4100 mAh
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