Microsoft has announced the availability of its mobile browser, Microsoft Edge on Android and iOS-powered devices.
The company launched the ‘Preview’ version of the browser to its Windows Insiders users. This means that Microsoft Edge Preview is only limited to users who are running Windows Insider builds on their devices at the time of writing.
The company posted the details about the features in the upcoming browser. Microsoft is focusing on providing a much more tightly knit and seamless experience for its users. With Edge going cross-platform, users can now carry forward the work they were doing on the web, across devices. You can be browsing on your Android device and when you reach your Windows-powered laptop, desktop or tablet, you can carry forward the web pages and work from your mobile device to your primary machine. All the favourites and passwords will be synced across devices.
The browser comes with all the usual things that you have come to expect from Microsoft Edge including Reading InPrivate mode and even a built-in QR Code Reader along with voice search. The company has termed the view history, favourites, reading list, and download list as the ‘Hub View’.
The launch of Microsoft Edge is a step in right direction for Microsoft. Microsoft is gradually bringing all its apps to rival platforms to provide a consistent experience to its users. Edge will be a big step for the company especially if the company manages to develop a final product that rivals competition like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on mobile. This could also push users to give the desktop version of Edge, a serious second chance. This comes days after it was revealed that the company is working on Windows Core OS to turn the operating system into a modular platform.