Notion Ink

The Post Coming tomorrow!

Posted in Uncategorized by Rohan Shravan on December 29, 2010

Hello All,

No, the video is not in this post, but I will keep the promise of 1 video in every 2 days (one tomorrow and next day after tomorrow).

This is an introductory post of what is coming tomorrow and I need 2 consecutive days to cover the next topic. Tomorrow we will show you the full concepts behind the Panels, the home-screen elements, how multi-cores on Tegra will work, how processes are handled, the memory assignments, how the notifications are handled in Eden, installation of any 3rd party application (we will download if from freewarelovers.com and install it) and a lot more! So expect a long video tomorrow and on the day following.

This time we will shoot via HDMI screen capture, so expect tremendous quality! :)

With Warm Regards

Rohan Shravan

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  1. aaron said, on December 29, 2010 at 20:55

    Hey

    • Simon said, on December 29, 2010 at 20:59

      damnit… I was looking forward to a video.. anyways! I’ll definitely be following Rohan and adam on CES 2011.

    • fundaazoflife said, on December 29, 2010 at 21:02

      Hey Rohan!

      Awesome stuff! Cant wait to see the videos :)

      I have one question, though.

      I am quite confused about the GPS situation.

      I read your earlier comment that read “ADAM comes with Full GPS implementation…” Does this mean that there is no option of AGPS (in addition to standalone GPS)? I am talking about the 3G models only.

      What I know is this. Standalone GPS can take a long time to synchronise with the satellites and get a fix on your position. It has to download the almanac and ephemeris data from the satellites- which can take quite some time. The time until this initial lock happens is called Time-to-First-Fix. This is where AGPS can be a real boon. The AGPS enabled receiver downloads this data from the assistance server using the cellular data connection (Which is often much faster)…

      Of course I was talking about the 3G models only.

      So, do we or do we not have the option of AGPS in addition to standalone GPS?

    • ordzo said, on December 29, 2010 at 21:15

      hmm … my stand alone gps module (no agps) fixes ten times faster than any agps that i have seen. So why do you want agps device ? and not all countries support agps calls.

    • fundaazoflife said, on December 29, 2010 at 21:35

      I DO NOT want an AGPS only device. As I mentioned- I meant AGPS in addition to standalone GPS for reducing TTFF. You may get a fix faster because your location may have a higher concentration of satellites dedicated to provide the GPS service. But thats not the case everywhere else. In such cases, AGPS comes in really handy, especially for the first time fix. Once the fix is achieved, the normal GPS can kick in. This is quite a popular practice in many smartphones.

    • RK said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:56

      @fundaazoflife,

      Adam comes with full GPS and not A-GPS. Rohan clarified it a few months ago.

      If the GPS chip is powerful, then TTFF is very fast. Most stand alone GPS receivers have them now. And it world across many countries in the world.

    • ordzo said, on December 30, 2010 at 02:10

      all gps sattelites are equal positioned in every location !

    • Rajendra said, on December 29, 2010 at 21:18

      I support full GPS. You don’t want to get strande in the middle of Arizona desert where there is no 3G network coverage

    • fundaazoflife said, on December 29, 2010 at 21:36

      I never said AGPS only! Please read my post, I said AGPS in addition to standalone GPS.

    • Tesla84 said, on December 30, 2010 at 17:48

      I don’t think any company except maybe military would waste money on almost-the-same solution twice, in the same device. What any good company should be or is doing is trying to put quality parts for cheapest price (except for microsoft, that just goes for the cheap – like Xbox build and part quality, ughh). This kind of redundancy is unseen – to have both chips in the adam would only bring up the price and maybe horrible conflicts amongst the location based software, that uses GPS – it would require special instructions, etc. I think full GPS is a luxury even today for cellphones and tablets. Thank God we won’t have to use overpriced North American data plans – Canada has the most expensive talk&data plans in the world, and ROGERS being the biggest company/monster, contributes the most to this reputation – oh Orange, Vodaphone, O2, WHERE ARE YOU to crush ROGERS?? Because cellphone plans should not cost more than leasing a car !!!

      Last but certainly not least, probably the strongest argument, as Rajendra stated, is not having data coverage when you desperately need it – lost somewhere in the desert. lol.

      …good point, but full GPS overweights any AGPS reason for existence if you ask me.
      cheers,

      Alen

    • gecko said, on December 30, 2010 at 05:46

      oops – comment wound in “awaiting moderation” hell up. Repost

      Rajendra:
      > You don’t want to get strande in the middle of Arizona desert where there is no 3G network coverage

      Yeah, you might run into a herd of javelinas, also known as “collared peccaries.” They’re about 2-feet tall, near-sighted, and sniff about in a manner that is so comical it’s dangerous.

      “http://dustyfeet.com/javelinarock.jpg”

      True story: a herd was bumbling across the road, slowly, single-file. A car drove up and stopped. The driver got out, pointed at them, and almost fell over laughing.

      You don’t want to be stranded in the Arizona desert with these creatures.

    • Marcus said, on December 30, 2010 at 19:51

      Bwaaaahaaaahaaahaahaaha! (Uncontrollable LOL) Everyone’s looking at me now…

    • Suresh said, on December 29, 2010 at 21:22

      @fundaazoflife,

      I believe that the AGPS has been substituted by the stand alone GPS. AGPS can work only when you are using the 3G version of Adam. Rohan wants GPS feature available to everyone. So Adam will come with Standalone GPS only.

    • saginwalla said, on December 29, 2010 at 22:06

      GPS may take a bit longer to get a fix, but it is not that bad at all.

      Magellan, Tom Tom, Garmin, Mireo would all be out of business if that were the case as all the real Navigation units that have sold (in the millions) would not have sold. All Stand-Alone Navigation systems (even the ones that come built-in the cars have GPS receivers).

      Tablets like Adam will provide a real competition for these Stand-Alone Units as they are on par in every respect, with the exception that Adam or similar tablets provide for a much bigger screen.

      I would any day take a GPS over A-GPS and glad that Notion Ink went with GPS. I can live with a little Time to fix delay (which is barely noticeable on my Car Navigation system or an older Magellan 700 stand alone unit) and not have to pay extra for 3G service to any carrier.

      All variants of Adam has GPS only. Forget about A-GPS on Adam, irrespective of whether it is a 3g variant.

      Adam Tech Specs also states GPS

    • SamDobs said, on December 29, 2010 at 22:27

      Don’t worry guys.. @fundaazlife is confused himself..

    • saginwalla said, on December 29, 2010 at 22:40

      He is working too hard on getting the FAQ right and doing a great job of it. He just needs to take a breather.

    • Daryl said, on December 30, 2010 at 02:37

      @Rohan, I hope you will film some stuff (live blogging or something like that).
      That would be awesome.

      Greetz and good luck @CES’11

      Daryl.

    • Aafke said, on December 29, 2010 at 21:08

      Is it possible to see the adam qi and adam lcd working side by side to see the difference in screens?

    • Simon said, on December 29, 2010 at 21:56

      +1

    • Arif said, on December 29, 2010 at 22:26

      +2
      :P

    • Greg said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:11

      +3

    • tandeh said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:16

      +4

    • Raj said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:46

      +5. Showing vivid colors next to each other.

    • Pavan said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:51

      +6 :P :P

    • Zach said, on December 30, 2010 at 02:04

      +7

    • Mika Nordstorm said, on December 30, 2010 at 05:24

      +8

    • anil911 said, on December 30, 2010 at 08:56

      +9

    • Alex said, on December 30, 2010 at 19:23

      +10

    • Mad said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:50

      5

    • Mad said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:52

      Sorry 6

    • Pavan said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:50

      +5 :P

    • prantha said, on December 30, 2010 at 00:07

      Plus Infinity!
      ;-)

    • johnny said, on December 29, 2010 at 22:58

      If Rohan doesn’t give this to us I’m sure some review sites will. It is just a matter of time. I’m personally waiting till I get a review from an outside source anyway. Looking forward to hearing the reviews.

    • Andrew M said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:32

      i cant offer any info about the differences with the Adam, but when the DIY version of the pixel qi displays came on the market at Maker Shed, there was this review. Hope it satisfies the hunger. :)
      “http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/19/how-to-install-pixel-qis-3qi-display-on-your-netbook-and-why/”

    • Greg said, on December 30, 2010 at 09:20

      I had not seen that before. thanks for the link. I like their comments about viewing the Pixel Qi with brightness at 100%…

      —–
      Before we get into the promised benefits of the display, it’s worth talking about how it looks in normal usage. When peering at the 1,024 x 600-resolution screen head-on and with brightness at 100 percent, we found it to be sufficiently bright. Colors were quite crisp when watching a standard definition video clip and looking at some preloaded pictures. Frankly, it looks like any other matte display — there’s no reflection while looking at it and all areas of the display appear gloss-free.

      However, like we mentioned when we saw the screen at CES, the viewing angles are, well… poor. Though Pixel Qi has made a much-improved “wide-view” version of the screen, which we saw at Computex, the one being sold through MakerShed right now does not have the new viewing angle enhancements. (Pixel Qi CEO Mary Lou Jepsen tells us the wide-view screens will be available for purchase in Q4, though she says some do prefer the standard viewing screens for privacy, etc.) Standing to the left of the display caused all sorts of color saturation and color changes – for example, the bright royal blue on the desktop appeared light blue or white in some areas. Similarly, tilting the screen backwards resulted in color distortion. However, with the backlight turned down or off the viewing angles were better both indoors and out.
      —–

      The newer wide view display in the Adam has to be even better, and not suffer so much from loss in color saturation when viewing from an angle… ;-)

    • Andrew M said, on December 30, 2010 at 12:21

      Agreed, however i was unsure, because the notion (little pun) of the wider angle screens played upon a sleeping memory of something that Rohan had confirmed previously as being inside the Adam. Though i could not say when or where for sure.

    • Himanshu jain said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:26

      +100 ;)

    • Rahim said, on December 29, 2010 at 23:52

      Why I cant see the post if I directly go the home page?

      Is it just me who can’t see it because of browser cache issue :D

    • steve said, on December 30, 2010 at 14:05

      same problem with me, i had to go to “december” to see this one, i knew it was there because i get an email everytime there is a new post, but it wouldn’t load from the main url even after screen refresh?

    • themave said, on December 30, 2010 at 11:50

      Just a heads up, newegg has a microSD 16gb class 10 card for sale right now for 29.99

      “http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161405″

      seems like a great price for a class 10 card

    • Can90 said, on December 30, 2010 at 13:29

      Why it is so cheap? I don’t get it:)

    • observer said, on December 30, 2010 at 16:45

      dont buy it. It will say 16 and 32 GB and all but you cnt use it.

    • Andy said, on December 30, 2010 at 19:52

      EVERYONE SHOULD JOIN THE FORUMS AT NOTION INKHACKS

    • lionheart said, on December 30, 2010 at 20:21

      how long for next post?

  2. Pranay said, on December 29, 2010 at 20:55

    first :D :D

    • aaron said, on December 29, 2010 at 20:57

      Or not :)

  3. SAMADHAN RAUT said, on December 29, 2010 at 20:55

    2nd hurray

  4. Loyid Varghese said, on December 29, 2010 at 20:55

    first

  5. Aditya Sharma said, on December 29, 2010 at 20:56

    Sad…. But goodluck for FCC…….hoping to hear good news soon…


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