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.