Notion Ink’s Adam II tablet says ‘Hello world’ in new teaser pic

by: Bams SadewoNovember 10, 2012

Where did it all go wrong for Notion Ink’s Adam? Despite a promising start, the endless delays and software glitches that plagued the Android-powered tablet – among other misfortunes — didn’t leave a mighty good impression on buyers.

If you haven’t heard much from Notion Ink these days, it’s because the team is probably busy putting the final touches on the Adam II, the picture of which has been posted on the company’s Twitter account. It’s only a teaser, but it’s enough to let the world know there’s still a pulse left in there.

From the blurry pic, we can sort of conclude that the Adam II won’t be as svelte as the predecessor — and that’s about it. What improvements will the slate offer over the first iteration? We’ll just have to wait until Notion Ink is ready to share more details.

In the meantime, do you think there’s still a place for the Adam II in the world of the Nexus and Kindle Fire? To owners of the first Adam, what’s your main complaint about the tablet? Anyone looking forward to the sequel?

  • Aditya Sharma

    Pathetic Software and terrible display. And the wait was endless. I am an Adam owner and no matter what the company offers in the future, i am not buying another Notion Ink product.

  • dalinian

    I was wildly enthusiastic about Notion Ink’s Adam 1 tablet, since it’s hardware specification was mightily impressive at the time, and so much was promised by NI’s CEO Rohan Shravan via his WordPress blog. It turned out that the vast majority of those promises were merely vacuous hot air, the Adam 1 order process was massively FUBAR, and the Adam 1 tablet failed to meet the Google criteria for an Android tablet (so all official NI Android OS releases were crippleware, never containing Android Market / Google Play, and so cutting the Adam 1 off from the regular route to the Android app ecosystem). Were it not for the fabulous work of the technically gifted gift economy enthusiasts known as ‘The ICS Team’ at the XDA Developers forum, the Adam 1 would have been worse than useless. All it gave me was a glimpse of how great an ICS tablet could be, and a chastening reminder not to trust self-promoting technology charlatans like Mr Shravan. I subsequently bought the drop-dead-brilliant Samsung Galaxy Note phablet, and gifted my Adam 1 tablet to my tech enthusiast nephew. So a word to the wise – DO NOT TRUST any of Notion Ink’s “promises”, and I’d recommend only buying an Android tablet from a manufacturer who can build one that passes Google’s free Android conformance tests; so far, that’s something NI has singularly failed to do.