Just tested with an Intuos 3 model for sh*ts and giggles, and was surprised that it worked over USB-C with pressure sensitivity. Overall, there appears to be no issue on Android 7.0 and Wacom Intuos USB graphics tablets.
Tried on another device and it worked via USB-OTG.
So currently, in portrait mode, things work and are very low latency with some applications. Tested:
Autodesk SketchBook: Very Low latency Pressure Sensitivity
ArtFlow: Low latency Pressure Sensitivity
ArtRage Oils (Free): High Latency Pressure Sensitivity
- When flipping phone and tablet to landscape mode, the Wacoms map to a device dependent lowest resolution fitting mode, leaving a variable right hand region that your stylus cannot reach. For the Intuos3, with its wider aspect ratio, this is approximately one-fifth of the surface on a Nexus 9. With the Intuos5 Touch, this area is much smaller, being a 16:9 to 16:10 differential it would seem.
- Nexus 5X, via USB-C to USB-A adapter.
- Nexus 9, via USB-OTG cable.
- Wacom Intuos3. Tablet mapped in absolute mode, including one-fifth of the right hand side of the table disabled for use, mapping to the aspect ratio of the device. Pressure sensitivity seems to work well.
- Wacom Intuos5 Touch. Touch works. Multitouch works and SketchBook enables rotation with two fingers. Tablet mapped in relative mode, and subsequent touches and strokes pick up from where the cursor was dropped. Pressure sensitivity seems to work well.
- Very low latency.
- Various canvas manipulations via touch are reasonably responsive.
- Artistic tools might leave a little bit wanting.
- Low latency.
- Seems to throw crashing fits on their pen input, sometimes killing the device. This is clearly an application-specific issue, as SketchBook runs quite well with no such adversity.
- Very high latency on the Oils free edition.
- Excellent artistic tool selection, but latency is nightmarish.