All the hubbub around the Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows has apparently renewed calls for Microsoft to bring their browser to iOS and Android.
This has resulted in some confusion, as Edge for iOS and Android has of course been available for nearly two years, prompting Joe Belfiore and Vishu Nath( Director of Program Management- Microsoft Mobile eXperiences) to tweet:
Lots of people lately seem to be asking “will Microsoft put new Edge on mobile”… Please help spread the word… IT ALREADY IS! ?. https://t.co/JYbUveOsrk
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) March 24, 2019
The browser has been surprisingly popular, being the only 3rd party browser in the Google Play top 100 apps and racking up more than 5 million installs and a top 5 utility application in the iOS app store.
The browser features:
- Continue on PC: Go anywhere and pick up where you left off by seamlessly moving content between your mobile device and PC (requires Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update).
- Data Sync: Your favourites, passwords and reading list are synced across your devices, so no matter the device, your browser is always personalised to you.
- Hub View: With your favourites, reading list, history and books all in one place, finding and managing your content is made simple.
- QR Code Reader: Easily read QR codes at the touch of a button. Microsoft Edge will pull up the reading and information right onto your screen.
- Voice Search: You can now use your voice to search the web. Ask a question or speak a prompt to use the web in more natural, familiar ways.
- InPrivate: When you browse with InPrivate mode, your browsing data (like your history, temporary internet files and cookies) isn’t saved on your PC once you’ve finished.
Pick it up from the Google Play and iOS Store here.