Quick look at iOS 4.2 on the iPad

By on November 23, 2010
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The iPad gets a much-needed software update

Apple delivered on their promise to release iOS 4.2 for the iPad in November yesterday. The iPhone was upgraded to iOS4 quite a few months back and the iPad started feeling a bit dated without the new features of Apple’s latest OS.

We decided to do a quick look on some of the relevant features that iOS 4.2.1 brings to the iPad such as Arabic support, folders, Universal Inbox and (pseudo) multi-tasking. The following video shows all of these features in action.

Arabic support will obviously be one of the biggest reason for many people in the region to upgrade the iPad’s OS. Apart from that, multi-tasking is finally here and with Google’s recent announcement of editing docs using your iOS device with Google docs, the iPad suddenly becomes a lot more functional for many.

For the multimedia enthusiast, AirPlay should be something fun especially if you have the Apple TV in your setup. I don’t have that but AirPlay also supports streaming audio through Airport Express and that works without any issues. Similarly, AirPrint allows you to print wirelessly and driver-free and currently HP is the only vendor with AirPrint compatible printers. We will look at this technology in a later article.


Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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