The Samsung Galaxy Note now seems to meet all hardware and software technical requirements of this software so will Adobe be bringing out an Android version thats compatable with it now? Ok, its technically not a tablet I know (its a Phablet - hybrid of a phone and tablet) and Adobe will say its designed for a tablet only and larger screen size ( the resolution is more important & meets requirements - its just visably smaller), but why not compatible? The Galaxy Note has an ample processor, GPU, screen resolution, IceCreamSandwich OS, stylus etc, and there are unoficial hacks available if your that way inclined which run fine on the Note, so its perfectly possible. If hackers/ coders can do it, why can or wont Adode do it officially and make the millions of Note users happy too?
For designers like myself it seems a major inconvenience to have to purchase yet another device if the one I already have which can do the job.
Come on Adobe, whats the hold up? At least explain WHY it cant supposedly support it (but we've seen it running so make it a good excuse please). Note users have had the excuse of the OS not being capable but now ICS is out, there seems to be no more excuses.
But the screen size isn't relevant - everything is just a little smaller on screen, its the resolution thats important. I think the majority of Note users would sooner have half sized buttons and text which I'm sure they're used to anyway, rather than not being able to use Proto. Its like viewing TV on a 21 inch screen instead of 42 inch screen - you expect it to be smaller. Other than the screen size which I realise isnt 10 inch, it meets all other requirements and in some cases exceeds them. Note users also use the stylus so can get more accuracy, where as the Apple iPad users have to use their fingers which are many times larger, not twice as large. Therefore the ratio size of buttons to screen is higher on the Note than Ipad users would experience. Surely Adobe must at least offer it to Note users and explain its designed for larger screens and its upt the user to decide if they still want it.
@Takashi you should update the FAQ on the site, the only requirement on the site is
Adobe Touch Apps require a compatible Android tablet running Honeycomb 3.1 or later and a minimum screen resolution of 1280x800. An Internet connection is required to transfer files with Adobe Creative Cloud.
There is no mention of 5" 7" or 10.1" just resolution, which the Galaxy Note does meet the requirements of
Thanks Slynch1234 for the information. We will update that FAQ page.
Product page FAQ, and system requirement states screen size.
Adobe Proto requires a tablet running Android 3.1 or higher, an 8.9-inch display or larger, and a minimum screen resolution of 1280x800. An Internet connection is required to transfer files with Adobe Creative Cloud.
There is not only usability issue for smaller screen size, but also technical limitation for Android platform.
In order to support 5" device, we have to choose "large" screen layout. That's support from 4" upto 7". Adobe Proto is not design to use like this smaller size.
This is the reason Adobe Proto is not supporting 5" tablet.
Just got a response from David__B at Adobe on a different thread regarding Galaxy Note users and Touch apps.
He suggested we add our vote for the idea at http://forums.adobe.com/ideas/1878
I'm also starting votes for all the other Touch apps, especially http://forums.adobe.com/ideas/1881 and will add others.
Seems the developers need some support on this so spread the word and we might just get our wish.