In October, Microsoft had released the mobile version of its Edge browser in the beta phase. It was only available to Windows Insiders and entailed a computer running Windows 10 to sign up. But starting today, Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS sheds its beta status and is finally available to download for everyone.
Much like its Windows 10 counterpart, Microsoft Edge browser comes with features such as Reading List, Reading View, Favorites, New Tab Page, and Voice Search. Roaming Passwords are now on-board, providing users with the ability to sync passwords across all their devices. The web browser also incorporates a dark theme. As its name implies, the dark theme offers you a black phone rather than the default white or gray one, which reduces the strain on your eyes.
What stands out Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS is its ‘Continue on PC’ functionality. The feature allows you to pick up where you left off by seamlessly moving content between your mobile and PC. However, it requires Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update.
The Redmond giant has officially made its Edge browser, the Internet Explorer replacement, compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Though it faces a head-to-head competition from Chrome and Safari, syncing features like ‘continue on PC’ may give Edge a boost in the never-ending mobile browsers’ war.
Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS features the Hub View that keeps all your favorites, history, books, and reading lists in one convenient place, making it easier to find and manage your content. There’s also a QR Code Reader, letting you read QR codes with just a single tap.
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Another useful feature of the Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android is its InPrivate mode. When you browse the web with this mode, your browsing data such as history, cookies, and temporary files will not be saved on your PC.
However, this isn’t the end of the Edge’s feature rollouts. The company has promised to continue updating the application on all platforms. Microsoft is vigorously looking for feedback as it’s eager to hear what people want Edge on mobile to be capable of.
Those folks who are looking to move their hands on the new features of Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS can download the app from Google Play Store and App Store respectively. The web browser supports various languages such as U.S. and U.K. English, French, and Chinese on iOS, while the Android version provides support for the same languages along with Canadian English, Canadian French, Indian English, and Australian English. Other languages will be targeted over time.
Check out the video below to know more about the Edge browser:
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