Notion Ink Adam to Receive Honeycomb

May 30, 2011

Ah the Notion Ink! To us, it’s the tablet that could, so to speak. Good news though, as we’ve just received word that the Bangalore-based company is working on updating its tablet to receive Honeycomb. We believe this is likely to rekindle some interest in their tabet. CEO Rohan Shravan has just indicated in his latest post that the tablet will be getting Honeycomb as early as next month.

This is good news for a variety of reasons. First, it means that Google’s iron-clad grip on Honeycomb is relaxing. Secondarily, Android 2.1, 2.2, and even 2.3 were never designed for use on tablets, and so updating it to Honeycomb will likely result in a substantially higher quality user experience. While it’s not clear if it will be receiving Android 3.1, it’s still very encouraging to see.

The Notion Ink Adam, for those who aren’t aware, is currently powered out-of-the-box by Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 – which, as we know, is less then ideal for use on tablets. Plus, the hardware of the Notion Ink Adam is quite excellent, and Android 3.0 Honeycomb will be able to take full advantage of it.

Check out the video below so you can get a glimpse of the port in action. It’s clearly not ready for prime time, yet, but looks like they are making good progress.  You know we’ve got you covered, so as soon as this is official, you’ll know.

 

Comments

  • H.D

    Acer is postponing their A100 because Honeycomb didn’t support the lower resolution not good (apparently optimised for 1280×800 like all HC tablets have).
    The NotionInk ADAM has the same resolution as the A100…. why they think it will work better for them?

    H.D