The Notion Ink Adam Tablet is one of the most intriguing Android tablets on the horizon, thanks to its NVIDIA Tegra chipset, Google Android operating system, and optional Pixel Qi transflective display. While the Adam isn’t expected to launch until later this year, the folks at Notion Ink have already made it clear that they plan to offer their own custom software, app store, and catalog of magazines and other content for the tablet.

Of course, that sort of thing doesn’t happen without help from outside developers, and today Notion Ink sent out an email to hundreds of developers with a teaser for the company’s new “Genesis” project.

Aside from the biblical reference (Adam, Genesis… get it?) there’s not a lot of information about the new project yet. But the goal is clearly to encourage developers to write apps that take advantage of the powerful hardware in the Adam tablet, including the dual core processor multitouch display, and other features including the camera. Heck, I’d like to see some apps that acknowledge the fact that in high contrast mode the Pixel Qi display looks almost black and white, while in normal mode it’s a full color screen.

You can find out (a little) more at the Notion Ink blog.

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4 replies on “Notion Ink teases Genesis development platform for the Adam tablet”

  1. I’d love this tablet, but only if its stock Android. If they liter it with their proprietary, dead-end-ware that won’t get any real industry support, I’m not interested.

    1. Android is a phone OS, still not ready to scale up to bigger screens and higher resolutions.
      Maybe things will change with gingerbread, and maybe then the android market will be available on the Adam, too.
      But for now stock android on a tablet is pretty pointless.

  2. It’s too bad this is being tied to a restrictive, embedded OS. The hardware has a lot of potential that’s never going to get reached. I’m not impressed by the way that any of these mobile phone OSes “scale up” to larger screen devices that we sometimes call “tablets”. Apparently, Ubuntu does/will support Tegra 2, so maybe there’s hope for making this into a useful piece of hardware once the software is improved.

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