Today, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore officially announced in a blog post that the company’s Edge browser is coming to Android and iPhone later this year. The design looks and feels a lot like Microsoft Edge on the desktop. As expected, if you are a Windows Insider, you can test the Edge web browser in beta on your iPhone today and soon on your Android phone.
This is not a suprisinging move as Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has already explained that the company wants to bring all Windows Phone features to Android and iPhone. It makes sense for Microsoft to support the two big platforms in the smartphone ecosystem for the betterment of Windows 10 users. You can expect Microsoft Edge browser on Android and iPhone to be soon better than Windows 10 Mobile version, as the browser is available on the app store, unlike Windows 10.
“One of the most common requests we hear from people who use Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 PCs is “we want our browser experience to move to our phones”. You spoke, we listened, Belfiore writes in his blog post.
Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS comes with the Continue on PC feature. With one tap, you can resume your web browsing session on Windows 10’s Edge browser from where you left off on phone. The concept was originally tested with Windows Phone but it was later scrapped. You will find features such as History, Reading View, Favorites in Microsoft Edge browser and it can be synced across all your devices.
Microsoft is also planning to bring the Edge browser to tablets and iPads, it is however not ready yet. You can download Microsoft Edge for iOS from here, remember you’ll be only able to access the app if your PC runs the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Insider build.
After testing with Windows Insiders, Microsoft Edge browser will be available to the general public later this year. What do you think about Microsoft’s decision to bring Edge to rival mobile platforms?