Seems we will have to make our week-end blog, bi-weekly.
We have lots to share today!
Let’s start with the Kernel. Here is the source https://github.com/notionink for all of you to download.
We are going to push the next Major update to Eden. It will have:
- the new e-book client
- a new Browser (the name of the book client and browser will be released in a separate blog next week)
- updated Kernel
- optimally over-clocked Tegra
- Gingerbread 2.3
- lots of Usability Issues resolved
- new multi-tasking environment (easier way to manage all tabs and applications)
- Chords Music Library and Player (Simple and straight Music Player)
- Video Library and Player
- DSP support, so now equalizer will work in better way. Soon we are adding more bass boost in the speakers as well (not a part of this update).
- Flash pre-installed
- and more!
The browser is additional one from the default one which come in Eden, but is the one you all have been using. The movement to gingerbread is done to get all apps and kernel closed to Honeycomb. The final issue which still needs to be resolved in supporting Honeycomb is converting the ROM OS to eMMC OS.
What was also missing was the right music and video player. This update will go out with the music player (which will soon have the equalizer). It’s a simple music player with support of all the normal stuff expected (playlist management, etc). Also coming this time is the Video Player, built on Mentor Graphic’s Inflexion technology. The UI is very fluid and handles a very large number of database very easily.
With the up-date I will be releasing more interesting tweaks and changes which are coming through (along with more PR announcements from 3rd Parties)
Starting 2nd May, posters will run across Bangalore on the plan we discussed in the last blog. It’s a one of its kind and bound to change a lot of things. The real content lies not in the applications or videos. It’s there in your hands, in your experience. Eden is not what you see today. For instance, the first concept was released in CES2010, take a look here:
This is hosted on Slashgear for a long while.
What you see today is an OS suiting today’s requirements, but that is not what we started building. Today’s Eden was an off-shoot to create an OS on top of Android (there was no Honeycomb back in 2008). What Eden for us is what content will be for you tomorrow. Today most of the needs of an OS is covered by a good browser. Today’s OS is static, blank and after a while (on any kind of tablet) you are bound to think, what should I do next? We all have waited long enough for digital education and digital books. Eden also serves its purpose for education. This project is 8 months long, and will take a lot of effort.
The most interesting point of being a tech company in this age is, that can’t compare yourself with the similar ones in the past. The information flows faster than possible, the scale is massive (Apple sold 200 “Apple 1″ back then), the expectations are enormous, you need to get the things right the first time and as I love to say, we are an impatient generation, and undeniably I am one too. But what has not changed about companies like us is our determination to succeed, to learn fast, understand the critics, and most importantly, to have a vision.
With Warm Regards