The Notion Ink Adam tablet was one of the first Android tablets to ship with a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor earlier this year, and while Tegra chips seem to be everywhere these days, the Adam is still one of the only devices available for purchase with a Pixel Qi transflective display. Unfortuntely the Adam is hardly a perfect device and users have reported a number of bugs and problems with hardware and software since day one.
That’s not surprising since the tablet is the first piece of hardware offered by this Indian company. Now Notion Ink has put together a user forum where users can trade tips, advice, and complaints.
The forum doesn’t actually have a section for support or bugs, but a quick look in the “General” subforum shows threads with promising titles such as:
- Disappearing pictures
- My Adam seems permanently stuck in a boot loop
- I would ALSO like to return my ADAM, Notion Ink STOP PLAYING GAMES
To be fair, it’s not all bad news. People are also using the forums to get to know one another, share tips and tricks, and create a supportive user community.
via Android Police
Every manufacturer whether a start up or not has had order blunders especially on pre-orders at one time or another. Even on some of the newer stuff there have been issues. So Notion Ink is not an exception. Out of many orders a few have had issues, yet the one I received is trouble free. Now its true that the stock software is not up to par, but with the hacking community we have a very good stable device that really out performs others in terms of ports and usability. With the addition of the pixel qi display I am able to use it outside where others cannot with their non-pixel qi displays. So all in all I am very satisfied with the device. As time goes on, with the addition of newer roms and honeycomb, the device will be even better.
As for rooting the device to get a better rom, we have seen that those that have issues with their device and have rooted (thus breaking their warranty) are still able to get replacements and support for the company. No one has been turned away so far. The CEO has expressed that even he has rooted and uploaded other roms to his Adam to test them out. Personally I feel that the company is cutting edge in this regard.
What replacement parts have been sent out? I’ve heard of one battery and that was because the person threatened to publish an article explaining why some aren’t experiencing the described battery life.
Absolutely agree that things go wrong in production. As long as it isn’t a serious epidemic no big deal assuming returns/exchanges go through. What returns and exchanges have gone through? I’m really interested in that and had posted a topic on it and asked around following up people trying to return their units. So far all of the ones I’ve followed have ended in two ways, being completely ignore or being told its “normal”(extremely blotchy screen, uneven backlight, lcd converter buzzing, etc).
I was thinking about getting one of these tablets but then they had all the pre-order blunders and I decided. . . just to wait. Looks like that was a good decision.
On a side not for Android fans that root their devices. It looks like carriers, Google, and OEMs are working together to make sure you can’t. . . read this post to see where it’s headed => locked down tighter than iOS.
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