Notion Ink – makers of the Adam tablet PC – have been unusually quiet lately for a company that updates every week. This doesn’t mean they’ve been idle, as a recent blog post by the company CEO Rohan Sharavan revealed. They are on to something momentous. The company has been building on its own support team, supporting Notion Ink and their second shipment of tablet PCs. In fact, Rohan Shravan takes pride that the support team has outnumbered the developer team for the first time. The company has stated that they are into setting up dedicated sales and support centers in the US, Germany, and India. However, the US will have the first infrastructure, since it hosts the biggest tablet market in the world right now.
Another significant development that the CEO shared is the work-in-progress status of Adam’s compatibility with Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the latest Android version and the first operating system to have been developed for tablet PCs. Many tablets, like the Motorola XOOM, have already adopted Honeycomb right out of the box and Adam is keen to join the growing list. The first lot of Adams came pre-installed with Android 2.2 Froyo, an Android version that was built for smartphones but was adapted for tablet use. This necessitated the development of the Adam user interface, though the upgrade to Honeycomb does not mean Eden will be out of the picture. Instead, Shravan has announced the Eden has already been ported to Honeycomb and the developer team is already working on sorting out the finer details. However, there is no word yet as to how soon we might come across the Honeycomb Adams.
The Adam development team has been focusing on game development and animation. Books too will soon be made available to the Adam users in the form of apps and stores while there is an Official QuickOffice release available as well.
Lastly, the company was also up to finalizing the next series of investment the details of which are under wraps as of now. There has also been some major operational changes taking place in the company with more talent being inducted. So all in all, Notion Ink is on an expansion spree and is adding size and scope. What seems certain is that the Adams of the future are going to be the best in class.
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