Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Microsoft Edge Preview Comes to Android

Windows 10 logo Microsoft Edge Preview Comes to Android
Stacy Diaz | 13 October, 2017, 11:54

Most of the people only use it to install another browser like Chrome or Firefox. And now you can download the beta version for Android via the Google Play store.

Microsoft is now allowing the members of Windows Insider program the first shot at checking out the Edge browser for Android and iOS.

Data Sync: Your favorites and reading list are synced across your devices, so no matter the device, your browser is always personalized to you.

Recall that the iOS version of the browser was released only a couple of days ago with a promise to launch the Android browser. You should only download the browser if you are comfortable with a few bugs and crashes.

I'm traveling today-I guess I really missed driving between Boston and Pennsylvania, so I'm doing it again for kicks-but I did download Microsoft Edge Preview on Android at a rest area in CT.

Microsoft Launcher comes with a touch of fluent design, the new design language is being used in the Windows 10 operating system and surprisingly Microsoft is also bringing some of the fluent design elements to the Android devices. You can sign in to sync your bookmarks or you can use it locally without signing in. However, the Continue on PC feature needs Windows 10 Fall Creators update to work which is still in beta.

So you can head over to the Google Play Store and grab the app to get started.

Microsoft Edge's unique feature that sets it apart from other browsers is the "Continue on PC" function.

Gesture customization. With deep customization for gestures, you can double tap to lock your phone, swipe up for app drawer and more.

Back in 2015, Microsoft introduced Edge as the web browser for its Windows 10 OS.

This is the hottest attempt by the Redmont-based company to bump up its presence across the smartphone platform- by offering its apps to Android and iOS users when Windows Phone is officially dead.