Microsoft Edge, which debuted as a Windows 10-exclusive, is today getting a new update in the Google Play Store. Microsoft Edge (preview) for Android has been updated to support new features and improvements, including but not limited to visual search, synchronization changes and more.
Microsoft Edge (preview) for Android has been updated to version 22.214.171.1243, and it comes with the following changes:
- Intelligent visual search.
- Added support for synchronization status indicator.
- Bookmark improvements, you can now view the bookmarks managed by the organization.
Speaking of intelligent visual search, you can easily find contact information, including the ability to identify landmarks and images based on a photo. Unfortunately, the feature is available in the United States only, but it will expand to more regions soon.
Microsoft has also added synchronization status indicator for the reading list and favourites, and you can also view bookmarks managed by the organization on professional and school accounts.
And last but not the least, the update also brings general performance improvements and bug fixes, so the browser should overall feel a bit faster and more responsive.
You can expect further refinements in this regard, and as noted above, the visual search feature will make it more market in the coming future. No ETA is available just yet, but the debut should happen soon.
As noted above, all these improvements are currently part of the preview build of Microsoft Edge. In order to download the new version of Microsoft Edge, you’ll have to enrol in the beta program on the Play Store.
Depending on the feedback that Microsoft collects from its testers, the new Edge browser will be pushed to the general public in the coming weeks as well.
Edge, codenamed Spartan, is a web browser developed by Microsoft and originally unveiled with the launch of Windows 10, replacing Internet Explorer as the default web browser on all devices.
The browser is available on both Android and iOS. Edge is feature-rich on Android, mostly due to fewer restrictions on the platform. In the coming months, many more features will be added to Microsoft Edge on both Android and iOS.