Microsoft is finally fully committed to bringing all its applications to Android and iOS, the company has just announced a new version of Edge Browser that is specific to mobile platforms. Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android comes with important features available on PC, and allows users to sync favorites, reading views, and other content from desktop to phone.
Furthermore, Microsoft Edge allows users to start browsing on a desktop computer and then open a page on the phone when leaving the room. Microsoft Edge for iOS is available in preview version of alias preview via Apple TestFlight, while the Android beta will arrive thereafter.
This browser will initially only be offered in English, but other language support will continue to be released over time. In addition, some features like passwords and support for iPads and Android tablets will not be included in the first version as they require additional work.
The software giant based in Redmond said that the Edge browser on Android and iOS is a very popular demand, as this can be said to be very much expected by customers.
“One of the most common requests we hear from people using Microsoft Edge on a Windows 10 PC is’ we want our browser experience to switch to our mobile. ‘You speak, we listen,’ Microsoft said.
On the desktop platform, Microsoft Edge lags far behind its competitors and it will be hard to compete against Google Chrome and Safari on Android and iOS. Microsoft hopes that syncing content between PC and mobile phones will impress users, but similar features are already in fact available on both platforms.
It remains to be seen how Edge will be accepted by the Android and iPhone communities, but surely those who still survive with Windows phones will not be happy with today’s announcement. Because the Edge browser was not going to meet users on a device with Windows Phone 8 down.