Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Microsoft in its keynotes last couple of days at the Build conference has revealed many new features which will be part of its next major update Redstone 5. The next update would bring new display modes to the PWAs and other enhancements.

The company also announced that with the upcoming update users will be able to download the PWAs directly from the Edge browser. PWAs are basically web apps which use the Service Workers available for PCs with Windows 10 April 2018 update and act as native apps by providing features like notifications, Live Tile and more.

Microsoft has already pushed out a lot of PWAs to its Microsoft Store in last month. The PWAs can be directly submitted by the developers and Microsoft could also publish the PWAs with help of Bing search engine.

Any new features added to the websites will automatically be available in the application across platforms since the PWAs support cross-platform functionality. The developers need not submit any new feature update to Microsoft.

Microsoft on the second day of the Build 2018 noted that users will now get the option to install PWAs directly from the Edge browser. This would mean that Windows users could soon see the Google apps in the Microsoft Store which have been absent for a long time now.

In other words, the PWA which are available on the web could be easily installed in Windows 10 from the Edge browser. It remains to be seen though if Windows users will be able to get to install any or all of the Google’s core apps in the near future. Needless to say, Microsoft is putting a lot of efforts in bringing the PWAs to its Store to fill the app gap which has affected the company in competing with Apple and Google.

Microsoft Store already has a large barrage of PWAs which include Twitter, Trivago, Skyscanner and more. If Microsoft is able to convince Google to push its core apps as PWAs then it could help the company in filling the app gap it has been striving for very long.

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