Huawei Drops Ice Cream Sandwich Update On MediaPad Tablet


Huawei made the leap to Honeycomb last summer with the announcement of its seven-inch MediaPad tablet running Android 3.2. That was a bit of a coup, being the first 3.2 device available, and while the MediaPad has had a good run on Honeycomb, it’s now time for interested users to start upgrading their tablets to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Don’t look for any fancy OTA update here; Huawei’s going old-school with the ICS update’s distribution, and if you’d like to get it installed on your MediaPad, you’ll have to head on over to the company’s website to make the download yourself. Just shy of 330MB later, you’ll be ready to start bringing your tablet into the world of Android 4.0.

Huawei had already started selling new MediaPads with ICS pre-installed, but this marks the first official upgrade path for users who bought their tablets still running Honeycomb. This release also appears to be only for the Huawei-branded MediaPad itself, and not for the T-Mobile Springboard; with any luck, owners of the carrier-branded version will see their own update available shortly.

Source: Huawei

Via: Droid Dog

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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