Huawei reveals MediaPad, “world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet”

Huawei reveals MediaPad, “world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet”Huawei is kicking it in Singapore today, at CommunicAsia 2011. Pop along to its “Smart for Transformation” booth and you’ll find the spanking new MediaPad, which Huawei boasts is the “world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet”.

You might remember the frankly god-awful MediaPad trailer that surfaced last week. Thankfully Huawei has delivered a tablet that’s significantly classier than the ad itself.

"With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance is within anyone's reach," says Victor Xu, Huawei Device’s Chief Marketing Officer. "The MediaPad opens up new worlds of entertainment for consumers by removing the barriers to tablet ownership, increasing access to a truly high-quality mobile entertainment experience fully integrated with cloud-based internet content."

Er, that’s all well and good, Vic, but what about the specs? Well, the MediaPad supports 1080p playback with a 7in display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP/1.3MP rear/front camera combo, and an HDMI port. Nice.

Interestingly, the MediaPad will rock Android 3.2, which Huawei tells Engadget is essentially the same as 3.1, but geared towards 7in displays. In that respect, it will indeed be the “world’s first”.

It’s the same old story; we’re not entirely sure if/when we’ll see this bad boy in the UK, but we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed. It’s expected to land Stateside in Q3.

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tabletsdaily  Jun. 21, 2011 at 06:21

Huawei is a growing brand in the gadgets and they produce better quality products than most of the China gadgets. Hopefully, this tablet will receive warm welcome in the market especially with their breakthrough in using Honeycomb for 7-inch tablet.

Stelph  Jun. 21, 2011 at 11:02

I hope Google release the SDK for Honeycomb 3.2 as well, apparently according to Engadget there is support for several processors in there and it would be great to see more porting of Honeycomb done to tablets, especially the budget ones like the Nook color and Advent Vega which already have Honeycomb ports (but which were made from ROMS's from the Xoom ect rather than true SDK's)


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