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Notion Ink Adam gets working demo, proves fast

updated 02:10 am EST, Sun December 19, 2010

Hints running Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Notion Ink has released a demo video of its Adam tablet in response to a request from Android Police who were keen to see the interface working live, rather than just in rendered demos. The video (included below) shows Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravan putting the Eden UI and its multitasking panel engine through its paces. Up until now, it has also been thought that the Adam tablet will be running Android 2.2 (Froyo), although the clip hints at the possibility of the device shipping with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as it refers to the utilization of the Android 2.3 framework.

To demonstrate the performance of the device in the real-world, the demo shows how the device handles multiple applications and with their panels open. Running at the same time are the email client, browser, navigation app, canvas app, calendar, office suite, sniffer file browser, pen drive and SD card. The demo then adds a weather app and several tabs to the browser. From what can be seen in the demo, it appears that the Tegra 2-powered Notion Ink Adam handles the tasks smoothly.

Also of note in the demo is the way the device works with USB devices from pen drives to other peripherals such as a wireless mouse. It will even work with portable or desktop hard drives.

The Notion Ink Adam is currently available for pre-order ranging in price from $375 to $550. However, the Pixel Qi display iterations have already sold out of their first production run. It ships in the next 8 to 12 weeks. [via Android Police]

by MacNN Staff



  1. imactheknife

    Joined: Dec 1969


    looks buggy

    Looks slow and jerky and a little buggy....should sell well

  1. growlf

    Joined: Dec 1969


    proves fast?

    Really? Proves fast?

    As someone who has several household iOS devices, I felt it necessary to try an Android-based device. I bought a Dell Streak. I am stuck on 1.6 until mid-January (ATT locked device), unless I want to jump through a bunch of hoops and (if I'm not paying attention), potentially brick the device.

    In January, the streak will get Froyo... a version behind the latest shipping devices. Even with Froyo, unless there are dramatic changes to the interface, I can't imagine using it frequently. It just feels so unrefined and clunky. I like to take some pleasure in using a computing device, and so far Android just plain sucks, and the Marketplace is abysmal. Trying to type on the soft keyboard... impossible.

    This may all change when I'm Froyo'd, but, for me, Android just seems like a clunky desktop OS thrown onto a handheld device.

  1. facebook_Thomas

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    Joined: Dec 2010


    That looks juat bad!

    The interface was very laggy and they really didn't test multitasking as there was never more then one app doing anything at a time. It would be multitasking if we saw say a video playing in a panel that was not the active panel. All this shows is basically a new way to switch between apps and it even has Apples way with that red bar of apps that you can open in the middle of the screen.

    The only thing that was cool was accessing a mouse in the web browser. I do wish Apple would allow a bluetootth mouse in developer apps if they wanted it. Some apps like VNC would really benefit from that.

    So this device as is pretty much fails unless they can double the speed to make it smooth in the UI.

  1. vistate

    Joined: Dec 1969



    so happy to see the iboys club smackin down any and all competition!

  1. facebook_Andy

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    So, they had a bunch of stuff running in the background and the thing was fast as h***, but somehow the iPad is better. Is it because it barely multi-tasks.... Get the latest notionink information at ya'll.

  1. Hawkeye_a

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Exclusively phone software?

    So.... All the apps are exclusively for android phones ? And this pad runs 3 side by side? That's the competition for the iPad?

    Seriously.... This is like selling a computer with a mouse and advertising that it can run 3 command prompts simultaneously. Or selling a computer with dvi-out and a VGA monitor. Bad design, bad engineering, bad products delivered. No thanks.

  1. mark135800

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Attention to detail

    I'm all for competition, but assuming this is an "official" video, it is worrying that there are spelling mistakes in the captions (suite, peripherals). If their promotional material shows a lack of attention to detail, I worry about the product.

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