Pressure sensitive and pen-only-mode at Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet with Android 4

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. As I upgraded to Android ICS 4.03. the pressure sensitive stopped working.

There is also a only-pen-mode (finger touch does not work) for the Tablet, wich is great for drawing. But for panning and zooming in current version of SBP you need the fingers. So please, make panning and zooming poosible with the pen in the next upgrade.
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Kristian Muotka

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Hi, i have the same tablet, thinkpad tablet, and i see the same problem!
Since the update to Android 4.03. the pen pressure isnt working in Sketchbook pro, altho it does work in Quill for example.

Please update the app to correct this problem! nevermind zooming and panning.

Best regards,

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I have SBP and as well I have the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. However, the upgrade to ICS doesn't come around for my area until Jun 6th. So, I'm just preparing for it. And from what I see there is a big discussion about it on the Lenovo Forums.

If Quill works, AutoDesk cannot come around and say that is a buggy platform and it doesn't do things SBP wants it to. So please look at these two things - Pen Input pressure sensitivity and Zooming and Moving with your fingers in Pen-only mode.
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If Autodesk enables pen-only mode at the app level, then you could leave the tablet in normal mode (and thus able to still recognize touch). Then when the app detects a multitouch gesture, it could respond, and hopefully do a better job of ignoring palms (which I assume look like large single-touches; in pen-only mode it would ignore -any- single touch instead of trying to decide if it's large enough to be a palm).

I doubt the app will be able to detect touches at all if the entire tablet is in pen-only mode, so it's up to Autodesk.

I'm infinitely more worried about pressure sensitivity (or lack thereof), though. Buggy palm rejection I can live with; drawing without pressure is completely pointless.

Come on, Autodesk, Apple customers aren't the only ones who pay for your app. Give us android folks some love.