Huawei MediaPad is first tablet to run Android Honeycomb 3.2

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huawei-mediapad.jpgHuawei have somewhat unexpectedly revealed an absolute beast of an Android tablet this morning in the shape of the MediaPad.

The first 7 inch tablet to run Android Honeycomb 2.3, it features a build of Google’s mobile OS designed specifically to run on smaller screen sizes.

It’s the first of many great specs on show; a dual-core Qualcomm 1.2GHz chip, 217 ppi IPS LCD and 1080p playback across HDMI-out are just a few of the tablets many excellent sounding features.

Elsewhere on the MediaPad you’ll find a 1.3MP front-facing camera, a 5MP one on the rear, 3G (HSPA+ @14.4Mbps) and Wi-Fi as well as GPS connectivity.

If it’s slightly lacking anywhere it’s in battery life, managing a respectable but hardly groundbreaking 6 hours.

“With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance is within anyone’s reach,” said Victor Xu, CMO of Huawei Device.

“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.”

The MediaPad will launch across the pond in the US by the Autumn. We’ll keep you posted on any news of a UK release.

Gerald Lynch