updated 07:35 pm EDT, Wed June 1, 2011
Claims Eden 1.5 includes over 150 improvements
Notion Ink today announced that it is rolling out Eden 1.5, a UI update for its Adam tablet. The company is also prepping to accept a new round of customer orders for the tablet as well as unveiling new customer service and support capabilities. The Indian-based company had begun shipping its tablet in January, but had been faced with quality and performance issues.
Notion Ink began shipping its Adam tablet earlier this year. A key selling point was the Eden interface, which ran on top of Android 2.2, and offered a multiple-panel approach that was fast and consumed little memory.
The company was almost immediately plagued with quality issues and complaints about the image quality of its Pixel Qi display and had to delay some shipments. Notion Ink was also harshly criticized by its customers for poor support and customer service. The tablet also received lukewarm response from reviewers.
The company claims that it has now addressed many of the problems in its Eden interface with the release of its 1.5 update. The update contains over 150 changes from 1.0. The interoperation with the recently added Android 2.3 has also been improved.
The company has also announced that it is moving resources from Eden 1.5 and Android 2.3 to Honeycomb, the tablet centric Android 3.x release. The company is promising that Honeycomb will be running on Adam by the end of the month.
The company will also begin accepting orders for new Adam sales. Interested potential customers can add their email addresses to a distribution list to receive an invitation when sales start up again.
The company has issued an subsequent informational advisory telling customers that, "as we are experiencing extremely heavy traffic on the store... we have stopped the update servers for a while."