Microsoft has revealed that it will be bringing its Edge browser to both iOS and Android. "But what makes Microsoft Edge really stand out is the ability to continue on your PC, which enables you to immediately open the page you're looking at right on your PC-or save it to work on later", says the company.
Over the past year I have steadily chronicled the Microsoft Edge Extensions in the Windows Store, err, I mean Microsoft Store, in Windows 10 so after an update from the Edge team late last month I figured it was time to update our extension tracking. "By far, the majority of our Windows 10 users have iOS and Android phones", said Joe Belfiore, vice president of Windows experience at Microsoft. On the Android, the Edge browser will use the Chrome's Blink engine, while on the iOS, Safari's WebKit engine will be put to use. Consistent with our engineering approach for Windows 10, we'll be listening to feedback throughout our preview and will update the apps regularly with fixes and new features. Microsoft Edge for iOS is available starting today in preview, with Microsoft Edge for Android available soon in preview. Firefox is third with 12.85 percent, and Microsoft Edge is the fourth popular browser with just 5.15 percent market share. While I personally liked it, I don't use Skype much, the people who do, find it distasteful as the app's diminished app store standing demonstrates clearly.
Apart from that, you will be also able to access your favourites, history, reading list and ebooks from your PC on your phone.
It allows you to launch files from your home screen on your PC, providing, of course, you're a Microsoft app user.
You can get the Microsoft Launcher preview here. The "Continue to PC" functionality is at the centre of Edge for these platforms. It is only available in US English (sorry Brits) and it won't work on iPad or Android tablets for the time being. The launcher is based on Microsoft's Fluent Design and is customisable. The launcher comes with a feed like Google Now that shows top news, events of the day, and most used apps.