To get the notifications bar I have to put my finger at the top in the center and pull down. It does seem to fly out from the left more than the right but still I have to put my finger in the middle. If I try to pull down from the left or the right edge of the screen nothing happens.
Still I think what I am displaying is the notificaitons bar. It has the Time at the top left of the bar, then the day and date, and then the 3 horizontal lines that are the Delete All icon. That's it. No settings icon or rotate lock icon.