A while ago i bought an Android tablet, intending to use it as a web browser, ebook reader etc. I kinda liked the idea of being able to doodle on it for fun, so i bought a cheap stylus.
But here's my problem - the stylus "skipps". Its hard to start a start a line with it, and when i finnally do, it doesnt go smoothly, it leaves really big gaps. Its making the stylus totally useless, cause i dont need it for the typical usage of the tablet.
While testing the stylus on normal apps, i concluded that even tho sometimes it doesnt tap/drag the way i want to (enough to be very irritating!) it seems to work better than in SketchBook.
The sketchBook and tablet work absolutely fine when handled with a finger (its very rare for the tablet to not notice a tap, and all lines i draw go smooth) - but drawing whith my hands aint exactly accurate or comfortable.
Now, both the tablet were really cheap, the 4$ kind of stylus and 80$ tablet (Android 4.03, ~1Ghz, 512mb RAM) The tablet is [http://www.manta.com.pl/en/mid08/], the stylus is a noname from a company named 4World.
I searched the net, but didnt find anyone having similar problems with mid 08 tablets (probably thats because its a local-market product and theres hardly anything about it on the web)
In your experience, is this typical for low-price not graphic-design-intended equipment? Are there some typical solutions for such problems?
I checked better equipment and i found this:
Compatibility Compatible with all media tablets using capacitive touch technology
Samsung Galaxy Tab, 1st generation (limited compatibility, suitable for navigation purpose only)//seeems like this is the case for my tablet too
so maybe this is a tablet issue, and buying a better stylus wont help, so i should just give up on drawing and doodling on my tablet?
Im not asking for technical or hardware advice per se. I would just like to know is there a technical issue that needs to be fixed, or is it normal for low price equipment and the hardware guys cant help me anyhow.
UPDATE Ive got my hands and stylus on a Nexus 7 tablet. Drawing worked perfectly fine with my stylus. Maybe not the cheapest equipment, but perfect for doodling and thumbnail work in Sketchook for Android on the bus. My problems must have had their root cause in the quality of my tablet. Ill probably get myself a better tablet