Notion Ink outs ICS Alpha for the Adam
An alpha version of Android 4.0.3 has just been released by Notion Ink for the Adam tablet. It has come over just after two weeks from the first pre-alpha release, which also includes a host of fixes.
There have been some complaints regarding the Audio, Bluetooth, GPS and a number of other features earlier. These features are now working properly however Android 4.0 for Adams is still under progress work, as a lot of other features are yet to be developed to perfection. The camera still doesn’t work neither there is any support for USB mass storage. There is even a bug affecting sleep and while HDMI video playback is supported there is no sound yet.
They have released the details of the features which works and which don’t in their official announcement. Adam is a 10inch Android tablet which is being developed by Indian startup Notion Ink. This tablet was really in the news last year when it was launched as it is one of the first devices with an NVIDIA Tegra2 dual core processor and also with a Pixel Qi sunlight readable display.
The screen implementation wasn’t very good and the software was also a bit funky. Later Notion Ink also ran into a few problems regarding the ordering process.
The tablet is one of the innovative designs of Android devices we have seen over the past few years. It is really nice to see the Notion Ink supporting the Adam. However, they are not supporting the device alone; they are working along with the hackers at TabletROM’s to port Android 4.0 to the tablets.
So, both of them might be able to release the complete Android 4.0 update for the Adams in the near future.