When Apple introduced the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system, it noted that more than 200 new features would be included for its iDevices.

As a recent Engadget report pointed out, developers have been hard at work exploring the second beta version of iOS 5 and have discovered that, indeed, it comes with a handful of goodies.

Among the features to be included in the new mobile operating system are the ability to create photo albums directly on devices and an update notification system. The latter is particularly intriguing, as it causes reminders and alerts to appear on the lock screen on the device.

Engadget also noted that it will be harder to unlock the new mobile OS, as developers have discovered Applenberry's Gevey SIM software will no longer be able to unlock devices. However, according to the news provider, devices can still be unlocked using RedSnow 0.9.8b1.

iOS 5 will be available this fall for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Apple is also expected to release the iPhone 5 in the coming months, though the company has not confirmed an official release date.