Microsoft Edge Browser Makes Its Way to Android and iOS

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Microsoft Launcher, Edge browser comes to Apple iOS and Google Android platform; here's how to enroll for beta testing

Microsoft has now announced that it is introducing its Edge browser for platforms like Android and iOS.

Microsoft's Windows Mobile wasn't going so well, and now we have seen its end, so what you do with the remaining mobile assets, bring it to Android and improve whatever already exists.

Announced by Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP for Windows and Devices at Microsoft, in a blog post, the new mobile-friendly versions of Edge are created to help you synchronise your browser activity between your smartphone and PC. This step should help Microsoft to increase the overall market share and as the company is working on a new mobile device, the browser should see some growth next year. 'And - just like on Windows 10 - with Microsoft Launcher you can put icons of your favourite people right on the home screen so they're quickly and easily available.

Starting today, iOS users can enrol for Microsoft Edge through Apple TestFlight, but Android testers have to wait a few more days to get access to the beta app.

The Edge apps will keep pace with Apple and Google browser release versions because Microsoft plans to ship its "own copy of the rendering engine in the apps", Lyndersay explained.

The Microsoft Launcher, which is again in preview status, is available now for Android devices. The web browser is now in preview for iOS and will be coming to Android soon.

As for features, the mobile browser will bring tentpole features like the New Tab Page, Reading List, Reading View and Favourites. Microsoft wants the users to know they are using their product and has rebranded the app.

In the same post, Microsoft also unveiled that its "Arrow Launcher" project for Android is being updated and renamed to Microsoft Launcher. It's also now in US-English only, but Microsoft says language support will expand as the preview continues. You can also customize the colors, background, etc and it also has a Continue on PC option for your photos, documents, etc.

Android tablets and iPad support is also going to be left out in the beginning. The launcher is based on Microsoft's Fluent Design and is customisable.

Those who are on the Arrow Launcher beta will automatically get the Microsoft Launcher because the latter is the newest incarnation of the former.

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