World’s First 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet – Huawei MediaPad

Huawei manufacturer just made a big announcement during the CommunicAsia show in Singapore. The Chinese company introduced the world’s first tablet running Android 3.2 Honeycomb – the MediaPad. This version of the Google Android OS has been specifically redesigned for 7-inch tablets. In the past sub 10-inch tablets such as the HTC Flyer or Samsung Galaxy Tab were not being able to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. This was due to Honeycomb incompatibility with smaller screen sizes. An exception to this is the Viewsonic Viewpad 7x which is on its way to running Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

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The Huawei MediaPad will run on a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2-GHz processor. It will have dual cameras, with a 5-megapixel camera in the rear with HD video recording and a 1.3-megapixel camera in the front. The MediaPad will have 1080p full HD playback capability and HDMI port. The Huawei MediaPad will also support HSPA+ 14.4 Mbps and Wi-Fi Wireless-N connectivity.

As a true multimedia and social device, the MediaPad will support Flash 10.3 and will come pre-loaded with Facebook, Twitter, Let’s Golf and Documents To Go applications.

The MediaPad weighs in at 390g (0.86 pounds) and is 10.5mm (0.4-inch) thick. According to manufacturer Huawei, you can expect over 6 hours of battery life usage with the MediaPad.

No official statement has been issued yet regarding pricing and release date. Huawei only stated that the MediaPad should be released during the third quarter of 2011 in select market such as the United States.

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