Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS

Microsoft says that features included in Edge for Windows 10, such as Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page, and Reading View, will be included in the Android version. 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.

To get the application, one will have to be subscribed to the latest version Windows 10 Insider Preview build, where the user will be granted access to the application.

In addition to the Edge user interface - but not the guts, more on that later - the Edge mobile browsers will have the ability to share pages to a user's Microsoft account and have them show up on their PCs.

Edge for iOS is limited to 10K users and available through Apple TestFlight. Right now Edge is only available for smartphones, but when it is officially released it will support iPads and also Android e-Readers. Not least of all Edge works best with Windows Precision drivers for your laptop's trackpad bringing the smoothest multitouch zoom and gestures on Windows 10.

The product push across ecosystems reflects both Microsoft's abandonment of the Windows Phone and the need to grow users particularly for Edge. Microsoft created Edge as a clean break from its older Internet Explorer browser, and uses an all-new engine.

Microsoft today announced that it is bringing an Edge browser app to Android and iOS. It's also very similar to macOS' Handoff feature. -English. Microsoft, however, promises to expand availability to other countries and additional languages as it continues to beta test the app.

If you're interested in giving it a go, you can sign up to become a Beta Tester through the Google Play Store. Microsoft has made another surprise announcement for Android Users. Microsoft Launcher also supports the Continue on PC functionality found in the Microsoft Edge Preview. Arrow started life as an experimental project produced in the Microsoft Garage, a kind of incubator for new apps.

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