Even as Android 3.1 is still rolling out of bed, Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei Device has decided to get an early start and announce a new tablet based on Android 3.2.
Introduced in Singapore, the consumer-focused, 7-inch MediaPad is the first to feature the latest version of Google mobile operating system. The new version of Android includes a number of software features, including Flash 10.3 support, HSPA+ data services and pre-installed applications, such as Facebook, Twitter and Documents to Go.
"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," said Victor Xu, chief marketing officer at Huawei.
The tablet features a number of hardware specifications that are sure entice some consumers. Among them are a dual-core 1.2-gigahertz processor, rear- and front-facing camera and Wi-Fi-connectivity.
No release date has been announced.
So far, Huawei has been relatively quiet in a tablet market on the verge of exploding. While more than 17 million tablets shipped last year, research firm Gartner has predicted that figure to reach nearly 70 million in 2011.