Another iOS 4.2 iPad Review – Beta Update

By Gary Johnson - Nov 11, 2010

The iOS 4.2 is currently only available as a beta for developers, but is due for release to the public any day now. This update will add some useful features to the iPad including multi-tasking, and we have a review of the update for you.

Jeffrey L.Wilson of PCMag has managed to install the update to an iPad and has written a review going through all the new features and improvements. On first looks everything seems pretty similar to the 3.2.2, but feels more polished compared to its current main rival the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Some of the visual changes include a navigation arrow which appears in the toolbar as soon as you start up a location based application.

When you click on the Home button you are now offered two extra options ‘Search Wikipedia’ and ‘Search Web’. These options both launch the Safari Web browser and take you to the result depending on your choice.

The new multitasking feature was tested by running the Life magazine app and the free iBook Winnie Pooh, which worked extremely well without any problems. By double tapping the Home button reveals a second row of icons, which are all the apps that are currently running, and can be are switched off by pressing and holding the relative icon.

Folders can now be created when you have a vast amount of apps, this is done by simply pressing and holding the app until it begins to wiggle, you then put it on top of another app to create a folder. Head over to PCMag to read the full review.

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