This video is clearly a response to the fans of the Adam across the web that have been bothered by the slightly less-than-perfect demo videos of the Eden system inside. This video is the result of a direct HDMI out from Adam captured on Notion Ink’s unnamed computer. This video shows of the desktop of the system as well as more about the leaves (the cool panels showing each of your different app widgets, etc.) They say Eden presents “a new way of multi-tasking” that allows minimal suffering because of having too much running at once. Leaves across the universe for great justice!
The leaves, they explain in the video, are a form of distributed focus (multi-tasking) – each of their first examples being smaller-task items such as Facebook, playing songs, email, all things that they note shouldn’t need a full featured application running to work. Each “Leaf” or panel, is an app instance that sits on your desktop in a series, allowed to be pulled back and forth along the screen right or left. They snap into place and can be pulled apart. Looking at panels in this way is “Browser in Leaf mode” and is considered a mini app, running “mobile optimized” sites for quick access to the web – keeping an eye on bandwidtch and Data Plans all the while. When you reach the end of a row, your leaves pull apart and snap back together.
All the way on the left of your leaves is your Home or Alpha Leaf – providing access to all of your current activities in a series of icons. Weather, time, currently playing music, facebook updates, and calendar entries are shown from all of your synced accounts. You can access the calendar more in depth by clicking it, the same with all of your icons that can become leaves. The same is true with all of your leaves, each of them able to turn into their full-fledged self when clicked.
They go through the keyboard again noting the lack of lines around the keys, show how fast everything is basically no matter what. They note that a blinking red light up in the left hand corner, while normally showing battery time, turns into your notifications bar when you click.
Dual Cores are handled by Eden by keeping the CPU hot-plugged. Whenever it requires it to be so, one of the Dual Cores can be shut down. If you need less than 250Mhz of processing, you have one core, as soon as the requirement jumps to 500MHz, the second is turned on.
To see the desktop, all you’ve got to do is a simple two-finger swipe-down. Two fingers back up brings your leaves back into view. Icons are scrollable if you’ve got a billion of them, as usual. Take a peek at the video!