Microsoft’s Edge Browser Exits Preview Period on Smartphones

December 6, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Edge browser from Microsoft is no more being previewed on Android and iOS, as Microsoft has officially released the app on Thursday for the smartphone devices. As experienced in the preview version, the Edge browser pinpoints seamless continuity of browsing on iOS, Android and PCs as one of its salient feature.

Similar to Apple Continuity feature, the Edge browser will let users resume their browsing in PCs from where they left off in their smartphone, provided they are browsing through Edge on both devices. Content viewed in the mobile browser will automatically be synced with PCs.

Alongside, Edge will also have other data including favorite links, reading list, etc. synced between the PC and mobile version. The browser also now features a password sharing feature that was not available in the limited preview version of the app. This will let users to sync passwords from the mobile browser to PCs along with other data and links.

Additional features in the browser include a QR code reader, voice search, incognito mode labeled as ‘InPrivate’ etc. A new dark theme is also present that was unavailable in the preview version.

Microsoft Edge is available as a free download from the App Store and Play Store, with the app requiring iOS 9.0 or later versions. It will also require users to have the Microsoft Fall Creator’s Udpate installed in their Windows 10 PCs to enjoy continuous browsing across iPhones, iPads and Windows.

Microsoft has also revealed that support for seamless browsing using tablets and iPads will be added soon. The browser is also yet to be optimized for iPhone X.

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