Notion Ink has come up with a major update to the Eden user interface that aims to make it more user friendly than it ever was. Also, the update will make the Adam tablet PC to be at par with Gingerbread. Well yes, its Gingerbread and not Honeycomb though its the latter that everyone thought the Adam tablet PCs would taste like straight away after starting out with Android 2.2 Froyo. More so since NI itself had said they would jumping on to Honeycomb from Froyo that the Adam had shipped out with. The company right now is engaged in converting the ROM OS to eMMC OS post which, the Adams would be seen sharing space with the rapidly growing Honeycomb class of tablets. In the meantime, NI justified the move to push Gingerbread so as to have all ‘apps and kernel closed to Honeycomb.’ We only hope, that comes soon enough.
In the meantime, the update also comes along with a lot of improvements across a variety of segment. Like there will be a new e-book client, an updated Kernel, optimally over-clocked Tegra along with pre-installed Flash to name just a few. The update will also put to rest a lot of issues that has been bothering Adam users so long.
Then the update will also bring along with it a new browser which will be in addition to the one already available with Eden. Managing all tabs and applications will also be easier hence forth. There is also a Video Player included in the update that has been based on Mentor Graphic’s Inflexion technology and which NI claims will be very adept at handling even large number of databases. A music player though very basic will also be part of the update. While the player will be able to do all the usual stuff, one will have to wait for other advanced things such the equalizer in the next update.
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