In case you didn’t know, the T-Mobile Springboard is a tablet sold in USA, as the rebranded version of the Huawei MediaPad. Now it appears that the device will get an update, to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Over the past days we’ve seen many Samsung tablets getting this software improvement and now it’s Huawei’s turn to offer them.
Sadly, the international version of the MediaPad got that update 3 months ago, so T-Mobile USA is very late in the game and their users are probably disappointed. The new software brings UI performance improvements, eliminates the unrecognized SIM card error, gives power and reboot fixes and WiFi connection improvement. It also improves memory allocation and brings the new camera UI, multitasking and other changes that are associated with Android 4.0.
Springboard performs the update simply by accepting an over the air software upgrade, so there are no wires required like in Samsung’s case with Kies. The update rolls out today, so keep your eyes peeled for this one. If you’re not familiar with this tablet model, know that it’s a 7 inch 1280 x 800 slate, with a Qualcomm 1.2 GHz dual core processor and a 4G HSPA+ option from T-Mobile. Its price is $299 on T-Mobile with 2 year contract.