Microsoft Edge for Android
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Microsoft recently rolled out a new update for Edge browser on Android with some improvements. Microsoft Edge has been updated to version 42.0.0.2313 and it comes with minor improvements and improved performance.

First off, Microsoft Edge for Android is getting a new option that lets you access what’s new and tips web page. The page can be accessed from the settings and the more menu. Microsoft is also making some improvements to annotations that you made in books. Last but not the least, Microsoft Edge is getting performance improvements in this release.

You can find the official changelog below:

  • Quickly get to the What’s new and tips web page from the Settings and more menu.
  • See annotations you made in books (note: doesn’t apply to PDF free-form inking)
  • Improved performance.

At the time of writing this story, the updated Microsoft Edge with the aforementioned changes is now available for everyone. If you’re interested, you can head to the Google Play Store and update the browser.

Microsoft Edge isn’t the most popular browser right now, but it’s growing fast, at least on mobile. Recently, Microsoft’s engineer highlighted an achievement of Edge. According to the stats, Microsoft Edge has managed to overtake Google Chrome for Android and iOS as far as app store ratings are concerned.

There’s a huge difference in terms of download count but the better rating is a living proof that Microsoft is playing the right card by improving the browser with Continue on PC experience, dark theme and other features that are missing in Google Chrome.

Microsoft Edge was initially supposed to be a Windows 10-exclusive browser but Microsoft later expanded it to third-party mobile platforms to offer a better Continue on PC experience.

As Microsoft has discontinued the development of its Windows 10 Mobile operating system, the company has decided to focus on Android and iOS. With Edge browser, Microsoft Launcher and Cortana app, the software giant aims to bring Windows 10 device in sync with Android or iOS, basically allowing users to continue from where the left on any device.

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