The Xperia Tablet Z remains as one of the thinnest and most stylish Android tablets around. Nonetheless, Sony made sure it is not just about the looks. The tech giant has also guaranteed that the slate can deliver power and performance unlike any other. Understanding how to tweak and control the device properly should enhance the overall user experience. Here are some tips and tricks when using Sony's Xperia Tablet Z.
The Xperia Z tablet is similar to its Xperia Z smartphone counterpart. Because the device operates with Android 4.1, it is also worthwhile to look into some tips and tricks for Android Jelly Bean. Those should work well with the tips provided here.
Customizing the Tablet
Users can position their icons around and fix their wallpaper in the same way. Sony decided to add a few handier customization tricks. These tricks are only available on the Xperia platform. Firstly, users can proceed to Themes simply by pressing the plus icon found at the top right. The Themes section allows users to transform the overall look of the tablet with just one tap. The quick launch bar, on the other hand, allows users to place their most important folders or apps at the top of the screen. This can save a lot of time for many.
Using the Tablet as a Remote Control
The Xperia Tablet Z features an IR blaster so it can function as a TV remote. The good thing is that the IR blaster on the tablet is compatible with many types of Blue-ray and DVD players including television sets and cable set top boxes. Simply open the remote control application, select Add Device and input the required information.
The TV remote app lets people change channels without hindering tasks on the tablet. People can simultaneously do something on their tablet and switch channels on their TV if they want to. For excellent experience, download the TV SideView app from Sony. This features extra information and full program guide to whatever it is shown on TV.
Killing the Lag
The tablet runs using a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. It offers smooth performance just right for accomplishing tasks. However, user should manage their widgets to ensure the tablet functions just as smoothly.
Sony has pre-installed their screen widget collection on the device. It might be a good idea to remove this collection to prevent the system from lagging. This also ensures navigation throughout the interface is better and smoother.
Managing Small Apps
The "Small Apps" icon can be found right in the middle of the bottom bar. This section lets users open apps like a calculator. The launched apps can sit on anything that the user was previously working on. They can be convenient especially when multitasking. This is also a handy alternative for split screen multitasking.
Transferring Content to the Tablet
There are several options when transferring content to the Xperia Z tablet. Users can connect the device via USB and through the PC companion software. It is also possible to transfer through the MicroSD card. Another convenient trick is to allow wireless transfer through the Media transfer mode. The devices should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
To do this, link the device through USB. Once the device is recognized, go to Network configuration and check for instructions. Follow this: Menu > Settings > Xperia > USB Connectivity. Go to Trusted Devices, select the computer then proceed to Connect.
Download Media Go from Sony to make sure the transfer will go smoothly.
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