Microsoft has introduced Edge browser on Windows 10 along with some other new features. Over the years, Windows users have been complaining about the inefficiency of Internet Explorer. That’s why Microsoft bought another browser to reverse the issues their old browser raised. However, it is unknown why they didn’t ditch the Internet Explorer altogether.
Microsoft Brings Edge Browser to Android and iOS
The company, over the last few months, has been working to make their applications available on multiple platforms. As a part of their mission, they have announced two new applications under Microsoft banner.
The first one is Microsoft Edge browser, which only showed its face on the company’s own Windows 10 operating system. The second application is Microsoft Launcher that comes as an overhaul of the existing Arrow Launcher.
If you use the internet on both mobile and computer, you know how significant it is to have a browser with syncing capabilities. Of course, we have Chrome and Firefox. Nonetheless, Edge, as the default browser should gel well with Windows 10 in terms of performance (minimal or zero lags).
In the infancy, Edge for Android runs on the basis of Chromium and that for iOS is based on Webkit. Some users might think the base platform from another company as a deal breaker. On iOS, Microsoft has no other methods to make their browser live other than to depend on Webkit.
One important hurdle that might keep most people from using Edge for Android is it requires you to run preview versions of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators update and sign up as Windows Insiders. Taking the history of preview builds into consideration, the buggy and crashy nature might not appeal to many and it may hinder them from using Edge for Android. Although it will support Microsoft account syncing (for history, bookmarks, passwords, tabs, and reading list), the extensions have zero possibility to come to the mobile versions.
You can’t get the stable versions of Edge for iOS and Android now. If you want to take part in the testing campaign, you can sign up for it from here.
The next product they released yesterday (06-10-2017) is Microsoft Launcher, which is a re-branded version of their Arrow Launcher itself. The initial reports reveal they will include contact pinning, viewing appointments, recently viewed documents, frequently used apps and more. As of now, Microsoft Launcher is available in beta and you can sign up for it from here.
We expect Microsoft to include some useful features on their Windows 10 Fall Creators update, one of them being the option to pair your Android and iOS devices to your PC.