Back in 2017, Microsoft surprised everyone when the company released its Edge browser for Android, and later for iPhones. It appears that Microsoft recently hit an important milestone as Edge officially surpassed five million downloads on Google’s Play Store, although it’s minuscule when compared to Microsoft’s other offerings on Android.
Microsoft Edge’s five million downloads is an impressive feat. Edge on Android is a feature-rich browser, and it also supports capabilities like Continue on PC.
The performance is also up to the mark, thanks to its use of Chrome’s Blink engine and the improvements that Microsoft made to Edge to improve the rendering of web pages.
Microsoft has already given up on its own mobile platform, but the company appears to be fully committed to third-party platforms, and the software giant is already experiencing some degree of success. Edge is one of the popular apps on the Play Store, along with Microsoft Launcher and Cortana.
Edge on Android comes with a handful number of features, such as Reading List, built-in AdBlocker, dark theme, snappy performance, “Continue on PC,” which lets you pick up where you left off on your Windows 10 device.
Microsoft Edge’s Continue on PC feature makes the browser really useful, and it stands just fine on its own as a solid browser alternative to Chrome, on the Android operating system.
You can search for Edge on Google Play Store, and give it a try. You’ll find Edge as one of the solid alternatives to the likes of Firefox and Opera. Let us know in the comments if you’ve given Edge a shot on your Android phone.