Huawei on Monday debuted what it says is the world’s first 7-inch tablet, called MediaPad.
The tablet is the first to use version 3.2 of Google’s Android OS, details of which have not yet been posted on Android.com. Where the 1.x and 2.x versions were designed for smartphones, the 3.x versions are optimized for tablets.
The device weighs less than a pound and uses a dual-core 1.2-gigahertz processor from Qualcomm Inc., Huawei said. It has both front- and rear-facing cameras.
Huawei declined to reveal the price for the device. But the company said it would be sold through telecommunication operators as well as retail outlets.