A few weeks back, Notion Ink launched the Ice Cream Sandwich alpha for users of their Adam tablet. Considering its early stage, there were a few issues its users complained of. Thankfully, Notion Ink has listened to the feedback of the public and has done its best to release the beta version as soon as possible. This wait is finally over as Founder/CEO Rohan Shravan shared links of the beta files through the company’s blog.
With this version, users improve the HDMI output and Wi-Fi problems they had with the previous update. In addition, users have access to full HD videos appearing through the HDMI input or on-screen. Lastly, the beta version has a better sound [...]
Remember Notion Ink? Well their CEO, Rhan Shravan, says that Android Ice-Cream Sandwich is coming out late October, and we should probably believe him, because he’s the one who also told us about Gingerbread a few days before it launched last year. He casually mentions this in one of his blog posts, saying ICS will come out late October, and their Adam tablet will get the update in November.
Now, their Adam tablet is based on Tegra 2, but he confirms that ICS’ chip of choice will be the OMAP 4, but that either means there will be an update for Tegra 2 and Kal-EL devices later, or it should already work on Tegra 2 devices at least, since it’s supposed [...]
We’ve finally heard news that the Notion Ink Adam starts shipping tomorrow! It has finally cleared its way through the FCC and CE batches, and will be available for delivery in a matter of days.
What is the Notion Ink, you may ask? The Notion Ink Adam tablet is a very capable tablet, complete with awesome specs and top notch hardware.
In short, it is a very serious contender in the coming tablet war of 2011.
The device, like the majority of tablets hitting the market this year, features a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and will have an Android operating system at its core – presumably Android Honeycomb. And then there’s that Qi display…
For those that signed up, Notion Ink’s Adam will become available for pre-order at 00:00 AM tomorrow Indian Standard Time (IST), which is 1.30pm EST today (9th December) in the States. For the rest of us, we can get involved 6 hours later. As Notion Ink point out, their launch has made them the number 2 blog on WordPress after Oprah Winfrey. But enough of that, let’s remind ourselves of what the Adam has going for it.
First of all, it runs their own build of Android called Eden, which is based on Android 2.3 but brings many of the features Honeycomb is alleged to offer. It also has a NVidia Dual Core Tegra 250 [...]
We’ve been covering the development of the Adam by Notion Ink fairly closely. Only recently did we announce that this device will ship with Android 2.2 out-of-the box. Unfortunately, we are no longer expecting this device to land in Q2 of this year, primarily because it’s gone already. However, Notion Ink have now officially released the pricing scheme for their tablet device. For a cool $498 you can pick up this tablet with with Pixel Qi display, WiFi, 3G, GPS, and a Tegra 2 processing chip. If you throw away the 3G or Pixel Qi display you can cut the price down to $449, or further still if you drop both [...]
There are a couple of really cool things about the Notion Ink Adam. First, it offers Nvidia’s Tegra-2 chip for processing under the hood. Secondly, it touts a 10.1-inch Pixel Qi transflective screen. What does this mean? This device can provide both an electrophoretic reflective mode just like E-Ink, but change to offer a backlit LCD mode too. The downside is that the backlit mode doesn’t seem to be as vibrant as normal LCDs. But hey, normal LCDs don’t have the option for super low battery consumption E-Ink options too. Thirdly, and finally, rumor has it that Notion Ink’s Adam will ship with Android 2.2 out of the box. [...]
According to www.imsresearch.com, suppliers of detailed, quality market research to the global electronics industry, Apple and Google will together capture 75 percent of the tablet computer market through 2010. This market is expected to be worth $3.6 billion this year. This leaves plenty of room for others to get involved too.
IMS analyst Anna Hunt expects that Google’s Android will take up 24 percent of the market, roughly half of Apple and more than double of what Windows 7 is expected to do. Aside from size dimensions, what makes for a tablet as opposed to a smartphone is something I have yet to understand. [...]