Huawei S7 Android tablet is alive and well with Android 2.1 OS upgrade

Remember back in March when we showed you the S7, Huawei’s first Android tablet?  From what looked like just another ‘upcoming Android tablet‘ that migth or might not make it to market, it’s a relief to see this tablet out and about again. And, this time, it’s sporting some upgrades as well.

The first time we saw this thing, we were led to believe that it would be running Android 1.6. Since then, the S7 has grown up a bit and is running on Android 2.1. And, though not confirmed, we don’t see why this thing couldn’t be updated to Android 2.2 Froyo in the near future. Engadget recently got their hands on the S7 at Computex at the Qualcomm booth, and seemed to have lots of good to say about the device. With a 7-inch capacitive touch screen that’s said to be “as responsive as they come,” 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, speaker, microSD card slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a kickstand when you don’t want to hold the light tablet any longer, the Huawei S7 is one serious Android tablet.

We’re hoping this doesn’t end up like many of the very promising tablets we have heard about that simply disappear, and are never mentioned of again. The S7 may not be the most powerful tablet we’ve seen, but it definitely fits the bill for a perfect sized tablet. With its small(er) size, snappy processor, and kickstand, the S7 stands to be quite the multimedia tablet. As seen in the original video, there is a docking station for the S7 that allows on to hook the tablet up to a TV via HDMI, and the dock also comes with two USB ports to boot.

With no release date, no even the smallest hint of price range, but the S7 could end up being a very affordable media tablet if it actually gets off the ground. Likely, if it is released in the near future, there’s a good chance that the US will not be getting first. That’s fine, as long as we get some better options than the iPad, and Archos 5. Variety FTW!

[Via: Engadget]

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