One of the very nice new features in iOS 5 is tabbed browsing in the Mobile Safari app on the iPad. I’ve been trying it out a little this week on my iPad V1 that’s running the latest beta of iOS 5 – and it works very well.
It is, as I’m sure most of you would expect, much nicer than having to work with separate pages in Safari. And it has been implemented well by Apple. One thing Safari lets you do that I’ve not seen in any other browser app is tap and drag to move tabs around, quite a nice feature.
One not so nice feature so far in Safari is that it seems to want to reload the page when you move from one tab to another far more often than, say, the Terra browser does. It’s not a constant issue, but it happens often enough to be noticeable – and should hopefully be improved in the next beta release.
For those of you running the iOS 5 betas, what are your thoughts on tabbed browsing?