This is the lightest Android tablet ever made


Posted by Trent Nouveau

NTT DoCoMo has launched what appears to be the lightest Android tablet ever made. 



Indeed, the NEC Medias Tab UL N08-D weighs in at a remarkable 249 g, which is 8.783 ounces or approximately half a pound.

This is the lightest Android tablet ever made




So how does the Medias Tab - which measures a mere 7.9 mm (profile) - stack up against the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 in terms of weight? 



Well, Amazon’s tablet weighs approximately 400 g (14.109 ounces), while the Nexus 7 is a somewhat slimmer 345 g (12.169). 



As Simon Sage of AndroidCentral notes, the NEC Medias Tab UL is manufactured out of a carbon fiber that is typically used in modern aircraft construction. 



The Medias Tab also boasts some pretty sweet specs, including a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch 1280 x 800 LCD display, 8 megapixel Exmore R back-lit camera, plus a secondary 2 megapixel front shooter.



The device runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features a web browser that allows users to actively view two tabs at the same time, along with an "HD haptics" vibration feedback mechanism that is applied to on-screen elements.   


Unfortunately, it isn’t clear if the device will ever be available outside of Japan, but an Android fanboi can always hope, right?