You're honestly not missing much. Adobe Ideas for Android lacks a lot of the features that could make it a decent design app comporable to the iPad version. Between here and Facebook, I've been asking them for months about feature updates and I (and everyone else who's asked about them) get ignored entirely.
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 Ideas needs to be changed to fit screen DPI. Currently, Adobe Ideas for Andorid version is design to use for 10" tablet.
This is the reason Adobe Touch App is not supporting 5" tablet on Android.
Thanks Takashi. With the skills at Adobe I'd have expected a challenge like that to be childs play to fix though. This "problem" doesnt sound like its too difficult to resolve to me. Where theres a will theres a way!
Besides Galaxy Note users will be used to everything being half size - Mobile web browsers shrink everything to tiny size and most apps are tiny too. Not everyone needs 20pt font size and 1cm buttons.
I'm a web and graphic designer myself so appreciate screen size challenges, but this doesnt sound too hard to fix to me. With Millions of Note users, I'm sure it'd be worth pursuing to fix.
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/1873 and will add others.
Seems the developers need some support on this so spread the word and we might just get our wish.
I own a Galaxy Note 3 and it's really frustrating to not to have adobe(doesn't work properly). Now, when i have read that it's about one year to go for the release date of note 4 I hope adobe will do its best to create compatible software.
Read about Note 4 - http://galaxy4note.com/
I have a Note 3 too, it's rooted. I tried each and every but still doesn't help. May be with the new Galaxy Note 4, Adobe will release some kind of software package optimized completely for Note series and other phablets.
Read more about Note 4 here : Samsung Galaxy Note 4 | Meet Next Galaxy
This is ridiculous, we PC users, Android users pay the same price for your software, and yet, we can't even get the mobile versions! I mean it's 2015 and nothing. This is just bad business and frankly out-of-date. There are developers who can make this happen, Adobe chooses to not do this. I have Samsung Galaxy 2014, which is large enough and compatible because my Photoshop Touch works on it. Expand your minds, and understand every artist doesn't use macs! I need Illustrator and Indesign, make it happen already!