Microsoft launches beta for Edge for Mobile for iOS and Android

Posted 05 October 2017 20:20 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft has released a beta version of its Edge browser for iOS and Android devices. The browser can’t be used on Windows Phone, Microsoft today announced on its company blog.

The browser allows users to synchronize with their Microsoft account. This makes it possible to open an article on a Windows 10 PC and continue reading on a mobile device. Also all favorites and passwords are synced.

A beta version of the browser is currently only available for Windows Insiders. Windows Insiders on iOS can download the browser through Testflight, Android users can download it through the Google Play Store)

Edge for mobile is currently not yet available for tablets, Microsoft hopes to add support for the devices in the future. Later this year an official release of the browser is expected for iOS and Android.

Besides Edge for mobile devices, Microsoft also revealed Microsoft Launcher. With the service “Continue on PC”  it’s possible to start typing on an Android phone and then continue on a Windows computer. The feature works similar to Apple’s Handoff.

The launcher appears when the home button is pressed. The service can be fully customized. It’s e.g. possible to place icons of favorite contacts on the homescreen. There’s also the “The Feed” where the most used apps, recent news and most important events are collected. The Feed can be accessed by swiping to the right.

Microsoft Launcher is currently available as beta for Android. Support for “Continue on PC” for Windows 10 computers will be added with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.


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