Notion Ink Adam II tablet: TI OMAP 4 and Android 4.0

Notion Ink has announced plans for a second-generation Adam tablet. The Adam II will have a Texas Instruments OMAP 44xx processor with PowerVR SG5xx graphics and it will run the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

The original Adam got a lot of attention last year as one of the first devices to ship with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and one of the first to offer an optional Pixel Qi low-power, sunlight readable display. But the Adam was only produced in limited quantities and Notion Ink isn’t exactly a household name at this point

Notion Ink Adam tablet

Notion Ink Adam Tablet

The Adam II probably won’t change that, especially since it won’t exactly be the first tablet with Android 4.0 or a TI OMAP 4 processor. But Notion Ink is aiming for another first.

Notion Ink says the Adam II will have “Modular Based Software Architecture,” which will allow app developers to take advantage of the tablet’s hardware using the company’s development tools.

You can find out more about the new software architecture at the Notion Ink blog.

What we still don’t have is a release date or target price for the next-generation tablet.

  • Ian Hecht

    They need to deliver on their promise of Honeycomb (now ICS) on the first Adam before getting us all excited about the Adam2. The only reason I keep mine around is because of the Beast ROM.

  • sola

    This is hardly enough to make me excited again for the Adam.

    They should have included Tegra3 or a Snapdragon S4, 2GB RAM, a HD display and a battery-equipped keyboard dock as the minimum. And an out-of-the-box, working Ubuntu desktop-mode within Android ICS.

    The ASUS Transformer Prime 700 and the Lenovo K2 look much more exciting to me.