Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Launcher, now on preview mode for Android

Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Launcher, now on preview mode for Android

Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Launcher, now on preview mode for Android

Microsoft has revealed that it will be bringing its Edge browser to both iOS and Android. On Thursday, Microsoft announced in a blog post that Microsoft Edge browser will be available for iOS and Android devices. "Go anywhere and pick up where you left off by easily moving content between your mobile device and your Windows 10 PC*", explains Microsoft.

To get the most out of the "Continue on PC" features, users will have to install the Fall Creators Update on Windows 10 however. When Microsoft released Windows 10, the company made it a bit hard for the users to change the default browser and also promoted Edge browser inside the operating system.

Announced by Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP for Windows and Devices at Microsoft, in a blog post, the new mobile-friendly versions of Edge are created to help you synchronise your browser activity between your smartphone and PC.

In related news, Microsoft has renamed its Arrow Launcher as Microsoft Launcher.

With this app, users on their iOS and Android mobile devices will be able to carry over Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View from their mobile devices to their PCs. Microsoft is allowing users to test the iOS version via Apple's TestFlight platform now while promising that the Android release 'will be available soon. Firefox is third with 12.85 percent, and Microsoft Edge is the fourth popular browser with just 5.15 percent market share. The app formerly known as Arrow Launcher was a product of the Microsoft Garage, which has since come out with a number of Android apps. "These two (Edge for iOS and Android) apps will knit all this together for all our customers".

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This allows users of the app to interact with their PC via their smartphone, launching applications and files from the home screen of the desktop.

The launch is limited in scope for now, however. Apart from this, you will also get a send button which will let you continue browsing a website on your connected Windows PC.

Both previews are restricted to U.S. English language testers right now.

Besides, those who are on the Arrow Launcher beta will automatically get the Microsoft Launcher. Launcher also makes your most relevant and recent feeds available with just a swipe.

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