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What is the purpose of the two icons at the bottom center of the Tablet desktop?

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The two icons at the bottom center of the desktop are for a feature unique to the Sony Tablet S called the always-on-top Small apps tray. Image

IMPORTANT: The always-on-top Small apps tray is a feature specific to the Sony Tablet S running Android version 4.0 (or later) operating system and is not available on tablets that have not been updated to Android version 4.0 (or later).

NOTE: By default, the Remote Control app is set as the displayed application.

This feature allows you to launch and use the Remote Control, Browser, or Calculator applications in a small window without leaving the application screen you are currently viewing. To launch the currently displayed application, tap the application icon in the always-on-top Small apps tray. Image

To launch any of the three available applications, tap the Small apps icon, and then tap the icon of the application you want to open. Image

To change which of the icons is displayed in the always-on-top Small apps tray, tap the Small apps icon, tap the Toolbox icon and then tap the icon of the application you want to be displayed. Image

NOTES:

  • The three applications present in the Small apps tray are the only applications that have been developed to be used in a small window. Currently no other applications can be used with the always-on-top Small apps tray.
  • You can move the small app window to a different spot on the screen by using the Move icon. Image
  • You can change the application open in the small app window to full-screen by using the Full Screen icon. Image
  • If you receive a message that there are no remote controls registered when attempting to use the Small App version of the Remote Control application, make sure you have registered at least once device within the Remote Control application , and then tap the Full Screen icon to synchronize the Small App version with the full version of the Remote Control application. Once you have switched to full screen, close the Remote Control application and then tap the Small App version again. The two versions of the application are now synched and the registered devices will be displayed.