Microsoft brings Edge browser to Android, introduces Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft brings Edge browser to Android, introduces Microsoft Launcher

You can find the application page here, but so far it has only been available in a preview build and is said to not be considered final or even stable.

The main screen of Edge on iOS is similar to what is now seen on Edge in Windows 10: under the Microsoft logo, you'll see the search/address bar and your most frequented sites, called "Top Sites". On PCs, Microsoft Edge is the successor browser to Microsoft Explorer and the company says familiar features from the desktop version have made it into the mobile version.

As with similar browser apps, the Edge app will allow users to access their Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View settings on their smartphones making it a bit more convenient to switch from their PC to smartphone.

From your smartphone, you can continue work on your PC.

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Apple iOS and Android devices, starting with a public preview.

The company also announced today the rebranding of its Android Arrow Launcher. Still, a lot of promised Windows 10 features, including something called Timeline that lets you pick up any task from any device on Windows 10, has yet to materialize.

These beta releases could be grabbed via Apple's TestFlight and Google's testing program via Play Store. However, it also provides more integration with Microsoft services; such as allowing the user to continue viewing pictures or webpages across both PC and mobile. However, to use the browser optimally, one will have to log in using their Microsoft Account. Arrow started life as an experimental project produced in the Microsoft Garage, a kind of incubator for new apps.

Along with all the other previous features, Microsoft Launcher is being given a much cleaner UI with some new icons and greater customisation over the look and feel of your device. But it mimics the experience and offers a few perks if you happen to love Edge.

Available in preview, the Microsoft Launcher includes "Continue on PC" functionality for photos, documents, and other files.

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