The tech blogs which have triggered their scam-o-meter just a few weeks back has got their taste of Adam and Eden. Adam the tablet from Notion Ink which is supposed to be a iPad beater is there and as per Slashgear “it’s a mightily impressive interpretation of an Android slate”.
Adam runs on dual-core NVidia Tegra 2 processor, Pixel Qi screen and 1 GB RAM. If that doesn’t get the aahs then it has a custom Android OS called Eden which is built out of 2.2 and has features of Android 2.3. The UI is not something which you see in the regular Android tablets. The UI is a customized version and probably Google will include some of these features in to its future versions.
Engadget has a demo of Adam’s Pixel Qi screen and compared with iPad. The result is fantastic and Pixel Qi version would be the most desired version as it gives a Kindle experience on a dual-core Android tablet. Its swivel camera is one innovative way of looking at cameras on tablets. Adam with two USB’s and a HDMI port has pretty much what is needed in a tablet.
What Notion Ink lacks which other Android tablets have?
The Android market place is not present on Adam. Notion Ink has its own market place called Genesis. Many apps were designed for Eden and it’s not clear if there is a plan to include the market place once Honeycomb is installed on it.
Here’s Engadget hands-on :