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WACOM INTRODUCES ANDROID COMPATIBILITY: MAKING YOUR WACOM MOBILE

Colin Smith
December 17, 2019

Hey SketchBook for Android artists, did you know that you can now create with your Wacom Intuos pen tablet whenever and wherever your creative inspiration hits?  Well you can! Wacom Intuos (CTL4100 and CTL 6100 models) is now compatible with select Android smartphones and tablets using Android OS (6.0 or later). They are currently working on expanding their comparability to as many Android devices as they can, see if your device is compatible in the list below.

Here are 3 Steps for Connecting your Wacom Intuos tablet to an Android Device

Step 1: Check to make sure your Android device (smartphone, tablet) is compatible.

Available devices:

  • Asus Zenfone 3 / Type-C
  • Asus Zenfone 4 / Type-C
  • Asus Zenpad / Type-C
  • Asus Zenpad 3 8″ / Type-C
  • Caterpillar CAT S60 / Type-C
  • Google Pixel 3 / Type-C
  • Huawei Honor 8X / microUSB
  • Huawei P10 / Type-C
  • Huawei P20 / Type-C
  • Huawei P30 / Type-C
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite / microUSB
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro / Type-C
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro UD / Type-C
  • Huawei Nova 4 / Type-C
  • LG G6 / Type-C
  • LG Nexus 5X / Type-C
  • NEC LAVIE / Type-C
  • Nokia 7 Plus / Type-C
  • Nokia 8.1 / Type-C
  • Nokia 9 Pure View / Type-C
  • Oneplus Oneplus 6 / Type-C
  • Oppo Oppo A5 / Type-C / microUSB*
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Type-C**
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ / Type-C**
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 / Type-C**
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 / Type-C**
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 / Type-C
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 / Type-C
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ / Type-C
  • SHARP Aquos Sense plus / Type-C
  • Sony Xperia X / microUSB*
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 / Type-C*
  • Vivo Y93 / microUSB*
  • Xiaomi Mi 6 / Type-C
  • Xiaomi Mi9T Pro / Type-C
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 / Type-C
  • Xiaomi 5X / Type-C

* USB Connectivity must be changed within your Android settings
** Cursor changes to a Dot

Step 2: Find a compatible USB OTG connector

In order to connect your Wacom Intuos with your Android device, you need a special adapter called a USB OTG connector. Here is a list of approved connectors you can purchase at an online retailer:

  • CableCreation CC0018 / Type-C
  • Rampow USB C to USB3.1 / Type-C
  • StarTech UUSBOTGW / microUSB
  • Ugreen10822 / microUSB
  • Nonda MI22SGRN / Type-C
  • Basesailor B07449RJV8 / Type-C

Step 3: Upgrade the Firmware on your device

Connect your pen tablet to your computer and update your firmware on your Wacom Intuos through your Wacom Desktop Center software.

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Colin Smith

Colin is a Sr. Product Manager on the Automotive and Conceptual Design Team at Autodesk. During his 25-year career in the CAD industry he has worked in customer support, training, consulting and as a product manager for Alias and Fusion 360. Currently, he works on SketchBook and Project Sugarhill and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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