The original Notion Ink Adam may not have been a smash-hit, but it’s still an impressive device in and of itself. That’s why the company officially announcing a successor isn’t all that surprising. Notion Ink has officially announced the Adam II, which will also bring along a partnership with Texas Instruments. What’s more, the new tablet device will run a customized version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The new tablet will run a chip from Texas Instruments from their OMAP44xx series, which should stand out to those who kept an eye on the original Adam tablet, which utilized the NVIDIA Tegra chipset. The Adam II will also be running Notion Ink’s proprietary “Modular Based Software Architecture.” This architecture will mean that non-developers will be able to create games and applications, thanks to a drag-and-drop environment helped by the architecture. That’s what Notion Ink says, anyway:
“Adam II will release the world’s first Modular Based Software Architecture which will further expand the scope of application development and use nearly every single hardware feature in a “user customizable” application. Drag and drop features will enable easy application modification and Open Source Module will further expand the use cases and tablet deployment. Node operations like in Blender, and “Application Authoring Tools” are primarily aimed at non-programmers for composing applications, games and use-case flows in a drag-and-drop fashion, utilizing visual editors and behavior-based logic system”
We’ll have to wait and see how this one pans out for the company, but hopefully with its custom software and high-end hardware, the tablet will have a bigger impact on the market. There’s no word on a launch date quite yet.