Android 3.2 is Shipping This Summer
Yesterday saw the launch of the world’s first Android 3.2 tablet, Huawei’s MediaPad. However, it seems it won’t be long until we see more tablets running 3.2, as the build is set for release this summer.
As far as we know Android 3.2 isn’t all that different to the just-released Android 3.1. When it popped up in Huawei’s MediaPad announcement yesterday, the company confirmed that it was basically Android 3.1 with a friendlier attitude towards 7-inch devices. Now, thanks to the folks over at This is my next, we know a little more about it.
According to the site, this version of Android will be released over the coming weeks. Not only that, but it will apparently be the last build prior to the release of Ice Cream Sandwich; TIMN cites three independent sources that say Android 3.2 will be the last Honeycomb point upgrade before Google releases 4.0 in Q4 of this year.
Android 3.2 doesn’t offer much in the way of features. This is my next reports that it does contain some bug fixes and improved hardware acceleration, but the biggest thing is that it will bring support for Qualcomm processors as well as Nvidia’s popular Tegra 2 chipset.
The Motorola Xoom will reportedly get Android 3.2 in the next few weeks, but Qualcomm support could mean that current 7-inchers (like the HTC Flyer) may also get the update. Fingers crossed!