Huawei MediaPad M2-802L To Start Android 6.0 Testing

Huawei will upgrade the their 8-inch Android tablet Huawei MediaPad M2-802L to Android 6.0 and EMUI 4.0 in September and is now seeking owners wanting to test the update prior to the official OTA rollout in September.

Only 100 applicants who email their interest in participating to will have the opportunity to test the update before the September update.

Huawei MediaPad M2 is among the best 8-inch Android tablets on the market, with its 8-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display, 400 nits brightness, an octa-core 2.0 GHz Kirin930 processor with a Mali-T628 MP4 + i3 co-processor GPU, 3GB and 2GB RAM options, and 16GB / 32GB storage options with 128GB microSD card support.

Huawei MediaPad M2
Huawei MediaPad M2

Huawei's 8-inch tablet currently runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and has a 9 hour battery life from the 4800 mAh battery.

It also has full dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, Bluetooth 4.0, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, hall sensor, compass, and GPS/A-GPS/Glonass sensors.

There's also a 2MP front camera on this tablet and a 8MP rear camera with flash. The thickness is 7.8 mm, while the weight is 330 grams.

But even as nice as the Huawei MediaPad M2 is, it is expensive compared to the even better new 2016 model Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, which already has Android 6.0 Marshmallow on it.

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– Tom Bowen