I’m sure there’s lot’s of extremely interesting stuff that goes on during the development of any smartphone or tablet made by some of the biggest companies out there; unfortunately, these companies are often extremely secretive about what they’re working on, and it’s tough to get a good behind-the-scene look at how these devices are made. Fortunately for us, Notion Ink, the company behind the original Adam tablet, has opened up development blog to give us a glimpse into their work on the upcoming Adam 2.
We know nothing yet of the Adam 2’s external design, but Notion Ink previously confirmed that it would be using the TI OMAP 44xx platform, a PowerVR SGX 5xx CPU, and will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks to the development blog, which is titled simply enough “Designing Adam 2”, we’ve been able to narrow down those X’s — The Adam 2 will use the dual-core OMAP 4470 SoC with PowerVR SGX 544 GPU.
There are only a few posts on the development blog so far, but the latest post shows us something very interesting that Notion Ink is working on. It seems the company is working to create automated infographics which will summarize information on your Adam 2 and show it to you visually. Here’s a piece of concept art which shows info about your email (where it’s coming from, how frequently it’s received, etc.):
Notion Ink has also posted about why they’ve chosen the OMAP platform, which is an interesting read because the Adam 2 is based on TI’s OMAP while the original was based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2.
The ‘About’ page for the blog says “Follow us if you want to be a part in designing Adam 2 and to learn how to design one!” so it sounds as though they’ll be happy to receive comments. If you’re an original Adam owner, now might be a good time to give them your suggestions!
We’ll be keeping our eye on Notion Ink’s Adam 2 development blog and let you know if anything else exciting pops up.