Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS Comes Out of Preview

Lena Tucker
December 1, 2017

Instead, Redmond has revealed that the Edge browser is now available for all Android and iOS users.

Microsoft Edge is available on the App Store now as a free download.

I just wrote about the recent update that removed the preview tag yesterday, but neglected to mention the status change. Edge also includes access to favorites, history, reading list, and ebooks.

It seems the application has raised some interest at the very least, as in those short few weeks the app has generated more than 500,000 downloads on the Google Play Store. As for Microsoft Edge for Android, it is available in the United States (English), Australia (English) Canada (English and French), China (Simplified-Chinese), France (French), India (English) and the UK (English).

Definitely one step forward, and you can expect Microsoft to work on Edge for iOS and Android in the coming months. Do let us know if you come across any new features in the Windows 10 version of the app.

Sadly, there's no tab syncing yet, so you can't share tab history between PCs and mobiles, though Microsoft plans to support that on iPads in the near future. Content and data sync seamlessly in the background, so users can browse across devices, without skipping a beat. It's a browser for dedicated Edge users on desktop to carry their browsing experience with them when they shift to their phones. Thanks to the beta, Microsoft even added some new features, including what it calls Roaming Passwords.

Some users will have to wait a while before the Edge app arrives in their region, however. Windows Club says this theme causes less strain on the eyes, and it also conserves battery. Similarly, the Android version is available in the USA, U.K., Australia, Canada (English and French), China, France and India (English). Voice search allows users to ask a question and have Microsoft Edge look it up in "more natural, familiar ways" than traditional searches.

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