Notion Ink Partners with Texas Instruments; Announces the Adam II
Notion Ink has been a company that everyone has seen a lot of potential in, but their first device, the Adam, didn’t really live up to expectations. You can read our full review of the Adam, here. The Pixel-Qi Screen wasn’t all that legible in sunlight, the touchscreen wasn’t all that sensitive to touch input, and it was stuck running Froyo (officially that is). Notion Ink announced a Pre Alpha release of Ice Cream Sandwich a while back, and recently announced a proper Alpha build. What is exciting is the news that Notion Ink will soon have a new tablet out, the Adam II, and that it’ll run Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Oh, and the fact that they’ve teamed up with Texas Instruments and will use the new OMAP SOC.
Here’s the Full Press Release:
Notion Ink partners with Texas Instruments
21 January 2012, Bangalore
Notion Ink has partnered with Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated for its next generation Adam II Tablets. Adam II will be using OMAP44xx processor along with other TI components like Wi-Link 7.0 and Phoenix Audio Power Amplifiers. Adam II will also leverage the power optimizations achieved using mature combination of TI’s integrated power-management IC.
Designed specifically for best Power Performance and Multi-tasking Experience, Adam II will be based on Google’s IceCream Sandwich Operating System.
The OMAP44xx platform’s smart multicore architecture pairs its main CPUs with several differentiated features including programmable accelerators, hardware composition engines and a dedicated ISP. Imagination Technologies’ super-fast PowerVR SGX5xx GPU and enhanced memory architecture add still more functionality while an OMAP-specific distributed composition architecture enables advanced image and video layering for crisp, HD visuals. These elements and more are the force behind the OMAP44xx processor’s ability to enable fast and fluid multitasking while maintaining ultra-low power consumption.
Adam II will release the world’s first Modular Based Software Architecture which will further expand the scope of application development and use nearly every single hardware feature in a “user customizable” application. Drag and drop features will enable easy application modification and Open Source Module will further expand the use cases and tablet deployment. Node operations like in Blender, and “Application Authoring Tools” are primarily aimed at non-programmers for composing applications, games and use-case flows in a drag-and-drop fashion, utilizing visual editors and behavior-based logic system.
This System will help consumers, professionals and students become productive as they will be able to use the tablet as a logic analyzer, medical imaging device, signal acquisition and processing, 3D modeling and multi-media.
For more information about TI OMAP processors, visit www.ti.com and follow this blog for Adam II.
Source: Notion Ink Blog