I think the last post made you all think that we are considering 3.0 for the first version.
Well the answer is NO. We were discussing not on the software but on the hardware. We want to ensure that it can be upgraded. But here is exactly where the issue might come, since the HW requirements are not fixed.
But after the meeting we have concluded, that jumping even on HW would not be an issue for us (rest is to be seen).
There is a big Gingerbread confusion around in the meeting rooms here. Its tricky to explain you all as well. That OS will be lot more superior than 2.2. And there ARE few products hitting with 3.0 soon. It needs to be evaluated that what does that mean. The window is really small for 2.2 devices.
Things are strange which Google does, and they might do a lot, open a lot more And while they do all this, there are only few people who know what exactly. And now since that cannot be communicated it becomes a very difficult decision, especially for start-ups like us.
Back to the meeting.
Everything in India starts with some sort of Pooja. In the minds of current generations, its a kind of Go-Go permission from the Lords up stairs. Thats our Go-Go seeking for the new facility.
We recently moved to Bangalore with our team, the facility is up and running and we had this small opening ceremony there.
And thats Adam you see a bananas and a rose on!
Here is one more!
Conditions of workers here is good, not like the one even I heard in the reports. May be it depends from manufacturer to manufacturer.
I really need to learn Chinese to communicate better with them. Seriously, if Chinese were to learn English better than Indians, there is no reason they can’t pull off everything, right from BPOs, to IT sector to KPOs.
To give you a small idea, this is what Taiwan and China were handling in 2005, and I think it has only increased!
I (Joshua) wanted to expand on the blog post you made today-
I am an engineering professor at the University of Delaware in the USA. The student whose email you quoted had several good points, but I wanted to make some comments from a professor’s point of view.
The Adam can be the perfect device for me if it has a few relatively-simple features.
1) It needs to support PDF. Textbooks are nice, but research papers are essential. If I could read and annotate papers on Adam, that would be a huge convenience.
2) Support for organizing research papers would also be quite valuable. Mendeley (a free program) or Papers (mac-only) or EndNote is the type of functionality I envision. This can, of course, be developed later, but it would be quite nice.
3) When lecturing, I go back and forth between PowerPoint and the blackboard. This is a waste of time and fairly inefficient. It would be great if Adam could support (at least playback of) PPT files and could work with a stylus to allow annotation and presentations.
4) For this to work, Adam needs video out. Most classroom projectors have only VGA inputs, so compatibility is a must.
5) The academic year starts in September, so it would be fantastic if Adam were available in the US before then.
6) Good support for e-books (epub or kindle) would be very nice, as I find myself traveling frequently for conferences, etc.
Sorry guys, been one of the worst season change cough, cold, fever and what not! But that’s bound to happen. These 4 cities in India (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bombay and Delhi) are so intertwined that I have to be in one city one day and in the other the other day.
But the change is not only in the season (monsoons are here though), it’s in lot other things as well.
I think you might have heard about Google Tablet. In time to come we all would know what Notion Ink might have to do with it! The alpha App and Content stores as up and tested for scalability already. Flash is also up without battery issues.
Coming back to that change, Notion Ink is moving to Bangalore. Also, one thing which will change (which is complained by a lot of the blog readers and friends) is the update frequency. You will see a new website, and developer forum is also coming up soon.
I want to share something with you in the coming posts (how we reached this point and what issues came along, few things which must be learned by all the new entrepreneurs).