Huawei Releases New MediaPad Tablet Pre-loaded with ICS

Huawei has released a new version of the MediaPad tablet device pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The company said the original MediaPad came with Android 3.2 pre-installed, but the new version will be available with ICS. Huawei also stated that existing MediaPad users will get an ICS over-the-air update in the first quarter of 2012.

Huawei has also released the new MediaPad colour series, which will come with three colors, shadow black, classic brown, and passion pink. Like the original MediaPad device, the new coloured versions will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, reportsMobileburn.

Both tablets come with a 7-inch full HD display with 280 x 800 pixel screen resolution at 217 PPI. With a battery life of six hours, these devices are powered with the Qualcomm dual-core 1.2 GHz processors.

"In a tablet market defined by staid black and white tablets, the new colourful MediaPad offers a personalised look without the need for an external case," said Richard Yu, Chairman, Huawei Device.

"With a hardware package that includes a high-quality screen, a powerful dual-core processor, and long battery life, this colourful MediaPad embodies a rare combination of style and performance," he added.