I notice in the screenshots that in Productivity mode landscape orientation, the icons for Date, time, network, volume, power are shown in top right? Is that fixed or configurable? I saw in some other videos of Lenovo Tab P11 that when the window is maximized, the icons don't show at all? Can they not show on the taskbar on bottom right, like they do on Samsung tablets Dex?
From my (fairly brief testing) the system/status icons and notification icons remain in the same place (top right and top left). They don’t move down to the bottom right of the screen, like they do with Samsung DeX. Although, I’m not sure if having them there would be that useful really? I place shortcuts that open the notification panel and quick settings panel on the home screen. The taskbar includes both running (recent) apps and apps that have been cached – so the list can be quite long. A Windows style notification tray may eat into that space. There are apps like Taskbar that can provide more functionality, if needed.
Personally, I much prefer Lenovo’s minimalistic style of customisation. A Lenovo tablet’s UI is almost identical to what you may find on a Motorola/Nokia/Pixel phone. There is less need to separately memorise where settings are placed, what they are renamed to, what the icons look like etc. - like you may need to with a skin running on top of Android.
This is probably just me though – others seem to not care that their phone’s MIUI is quite different to their tablets One UI, which is different again to their mums ColorOS (when tech support is needed) etc. I just wish that all manufactures provided a choice between their skinned UI and a pure Android One like option. Either when purchasing or setting up the device – a pipe dream, I suspect, for a whole bunch of reasons. Of course, one of the core attractions of Android is choice and customisation (compared to iOS); I just wish that users could choose to have less (manufacturer enforced) customisation.
Imagine if Windows 10 was like this: a Dell laptop had a different UI and different settings in different places to a HP laptop and a user couldn’t choose to change this (without voiding their warranty). I know some PC manufactures do supply deep-rooted bloat, unwanted dual boot type functionality etc. but a clean install via a Windows 10 ISO and USB drive remedies this, without issue, in my experience at least.
Sorry for the somewhat irrelevant (and probably ignorant) rant.