Microsoft last year announced Edge browser for Android phones and iPhones. Since then the software giant is updating web browser almost daily with new features and improvements. Despite Microsoft Edge for iPhone is based on Apple WebKit, the browser is as powerful as the alternatives like Firefox or Safari on iPhone.
Microsoft Edge is only available for Android phones and iPhones, though the company last year promised to bring the browser to more devices. Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge product manager recently confirmed in a tweet that the browser for iPad is coming next month if everything goes as per the plan.
If you’re looking for a powerful alternative to Safari, Chrome and Firefox on iPad, Microsoft Edge will be released to the testers in February. It’s worth noting that just like the iPhone version, Microsoft Edge for iPad will be also available for TestFlight users at first, in other words, the seats will be limited.
Since Microsoft Edge for iPad is in the early days of development, the software giant is planning to test the browser with a select group of users. Of course, Microsoft Edge for iPad will be available for everyone at a later time.
“Shh, don’t tell anyone, but the iPad version is in internal testing and looking great. It’ll take a little longer to bake, so we’re going to roll out it to our TestFlight users early next month and get feedback from them before making it widely available. Thanks for using Edge!” Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge product manager tweeted.
You can keep an eye on Microsoft’s website to find out when the iPad version goes live. The software giant recently released the browser in Brazil, Germany, Portugal and Austria. Microsoft is also testing a series of updates for Edge browser to improve the overall performance and experience on mobile platforms.