Microsoft Edge Finally Makes It’s Way Into Android OS
Microsoft has been among the biggest players when it comes to the world of software technology. While most of their products are appreciated, Internet Explorer used to stick out like a sore thumb. However with the Windows 10 OS, Microsoft introduced a new browser – Microsoft Edge.
So far, the Microsoft Edge web browser was available only on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile and the XBOX platforms. However the company is all set to bring the browser for Android too. Microsoft Edge for Android was officially announced yesterday.
Microsoft has been coming out with a number of apps for Android over the past few years. The company has been bringing in subtle branding changes too. For example the Arrow Launcher was renamed as ‘Microsoft Launcher’ today. Coming back to Microsoft Edge – the browser was announced today but it will undergo a major beta test by Microsoft Insiders and beta testers before it gets out for the public as a stable version.
Moreover, Microsoft Edge for Android will first come out for Android users based in the US, following which it would eventually get a global release. Microsoft has brought forward many major features of the browser which were present in the PC version to the Android app. Features such as Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page, and Reading View have all made their debut on the Android app.
As of now Microsoft has not announced any date or given any timeframes for the release. However we expect Microsoft Edge for Android users to come out either towards the end of the year or earlier next year. The browser will compete with the likes of Firefox and Google Chrome.
Moreover, it will be even better for users making use of the browser on their Windows 10 PC. They’ll be able to transfer websites from their phone to PC and from their PC to phone making browsing a seamless experience. Stay tuned with us for more updates on Microsoft Edge for Android devices.