On Monday March 8, Notion Ink Adam informed us that they were putting together a Competition to develop applications on its Slate called “genesis” They are looking on giving away close to a million dollars in Prize Money to Application developers in five different categories. What these categories will be is yet to be carved in stone. They will be releasing their SDK (Software Development Kit) to the public the day they open the contest to the public.
Google Android is a Mobile Operating System found on Devices such as Smart Phones and Net books, it runs on the Linux Kernel. It was initially developed by Android Inc, and then later purchased by Google. Android is an Open Source Operating system, fostering a large community of Developers that can see their games or applications cross different devices.
The Notion Ink Adam is a new generation of Slate devices to be coming out in June of 2010 by an Indian company garnering tremendous attention on the internet. It features a Full Color, 3G WI-FI, a full 1080 P interactive touch screen. The Adam is able to Multi-task, between programs, display FLASH enabled content and has Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as the default Internet Browsing system. Full Specs are available on our Good E-Reader Forum
Notion Ink Adam is doing the smart thing by offering incentives to people to put out big time applications to further garner interest in its Slate device, and boost its profile amidst the plethora of other devices.
Many new companies are offering similar devices this summer such as the HP Slate, the Apple I-Pad, the Microsoft Courier and many more. Notion Ink is constantly getting more news then any of these companies as the technology brings a fresh air of vitality to the next generation of non E-Ink E-Readers.
Whether the Notion Ink Adam financially succeeds or not, is another story, it’s a great device, but its released by a first time development team, with no prior experience with Electronic Readers or Distributing a product on a wide scale.
We are very interested in the fact, that they are giving money away to people to make applications for their unit. It only took Amazon five years in the E-Reader Industry before it too offered its SDK to the public to be able to make Applications for its flagship line of Kindle Devices.
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Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.