The Notion Ink Adam tablet was one of the most expected tablets of the year 2011. It was one of those 10 inch tablets that was packed with the dynamite – Tegra2 processor ! Notion Ink had a roller coaster ride with Adam. The release of the tablet was delayed by several months. The day Notion Ink opened up pre-orders for Adam it was initially open for people who had posted a comment on their blog. Later it was made open to everyone else. All the Adams were sold out in just few hours ! It was not easy to place the order either, the payment gateway that the little company had used was not geared up for the sudden burst of traffic and we all know the consequence. Then came the big blow – Adamites who had managed to somehow sneak through and place an order started ranting due to shipping delays. And finally people across the world managed to receive their Adams.
Then came pre-order, this time payments were smooth, shipping was still delayed. There was a huge gap and then came Pre-order 3. Pre-order 3 was a huge success with the sales and shipping all being very professional. During this huge gap Notion Ink was busy fixing software issues. At the same time we witnessed spectacular developments around the Adam tablet – hackers around the world got together and worked with passion, the result? We were flooded with so many ROMS for Adam- Eden X, Beast, Beasty+Clemsyn, AdamBigdroid, Red Aurora, CyanogenMod, Honeycomb and AdamComb. And that is not the end, we can soon see Ice Cream Sandwich when it is released.
We have news from different sources that Adam2 will be ready by this December. Looks like Mr.Shravan, CEO Notion Ink loves to be at CES and we will see Adam2 at CES 2012 with lots of improvements over its predecessor. It is said that this tablet will have a much improved Pixel Qi display. We might see the Adam2 have the same processor as Motorola’s next tablet. If you thought Tegra2 is a dynamite, Tegra3 is an atom bomb. The tegra 2 processor was about 144 mm2, the tegra3 processor which Adam2 is expected to have, is of similar dimension. The specs show that this processor houses a 1.5 Ghz quad core processor with the following features:
- Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 Core, up to 1.5 GHz
- 12-Core Nvidia GPU with support for 3D stereo
- Video output up to 2560×1600
- 1080p H.264 High Profile video decode
- The Kal-El chip (CPU and GPU) is to be about 5 times faster than Tegra 2
Tegra3 is supposed to be released in the second half of 2011 and ” if all goes well we can see Adam2 this december ! ”
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