technology 1st December, 2017 James Lawson
Microsoft, finally made its Edge web browser available for iOS and Android users today. The company revealed the browser last month which was only accessible to the testers for testing purpose and required a PC running on Windows 10 in order to sign up. Now, the web browser is available in the respective app stores of the Apple and Android for users to download. The Microsoft Edge web browsers enable the users to resume their work across the PC and smartphones.
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The Microsoft Edge had been already available to the Windows 10 PC users and it comprises some useful features. The company has been testing the mobile version of the browser since last month. The Edge for Android and iOS smartphones offers all the native functions including Favorites, Reading Lists, and New Tab Pages. The main feature of the Edge is “continue to PC” that connects the browser on your phone to your Windows 10 PC. This means you can resume the action that you left on your mobile due to some reason on your Windows 10 Edge web browser. In addition to this, the company has also integrated the Roaming password facility through which you can sync the password cross-platform on PC and smartphones.
Starting today, the Microsoft Edge is available to Android and iOS users, however, the browser is landed only for the iPhone not for iPad yet. The browser also has the dark theme for the users who prefer the black color desktop while working, this also goes light on the user’s eyes. The only thing that is still missing in the mobile browser is the tab synchronizing feature that enables the user to share tabs or history between desktop and phone. Microsoft revealed the feature during the testing period for the web browser, the company will add the tab sync and the also launch the Edge browser for iPad in future.
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Microsoft is slowly bringing its products to the other platforms after it accepted the defeat as a smartphone operating system. Recently Microsoft left it's Nokia acquisition by mentioning that they have failed even after the regular efforts to make Microsoft mobile a success. The company is pushing its products one by one to iOS and Android in order to make sure that they are still in the game. The Edge will help the Android and iOS users with Windows 10 on their PC to easily connect it to the phones.
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