Microsoft Edge preview arrives on iOS, coming soon to Android

Microsoft Edge preview arrives on iOS, coming soon to Android

It has Continue on PC functionality as well to enable users' smartphones and Windows 10 PCs to gel well together.

While Microsoft has made it complicated to change the default browser on Windows 10, it also continues to tie in different features with its Edge browser to make more people use the deserted browser.

Microsoft has more or less halted development on Windows 10 Mobile, and there are seemingly no plans to release new phones running the operating system.

Contrary to what you might expect, downloading Microsoft Edge on your iOS and Android devices isn't straightforward; it does come with a simple catch. Edge for Android will use Chrome's Blink engine and Edge for iOS will use Apple Safari's WebKit engine. It's literally the flawless browser for Windows 10 users who already use Microsoft Edge on their PC, but for the rest of us, it still has a long way to go - both on the phone and the desktop. Like the Microsoft Edge browser for the PC, the apps provide "familiar features like your Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View across your PC and phone", Belfiore explained. Along with that, Microsoft introduced a new Android launcher app, which lets you customize you phone's home screen.

Microsoft Edge is already available on Windows 10 Mobile, but that's a dying platform. 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.

The experience for iPhone users can be tested today via Apple's TestFlight platform. Some features like roaming passwords and support for tablet devices will also be rolled out in future.

Were you a fan of Microsoft's Arrow Launcher? Microsoft Launcher was built using Google's Fluent design language and gives you quick access to your recent photos, documents, and your oft-used contacts. According to Net Marketshare, Edge had just over 5 percent share in September, versus nearly 60 percent from market leader Google Chrome and more than 14 percent for Internet Explorer.

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