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Microsoft Edge beta launches for Android and iOS

Microsoft has announced the arrival of 2 new browser apps: Microsoft Edge for both iOS and Android, and Microsoft Launcher for Android. Microsoft Edge for iOS is already available for preview while we await the Android version. Microsoft Launcher is also available for preview on Android.

The browsers maintain some of the features you see in the Microsoft Edge PC browser such as:

      • Favorites,
      • Reading List,
      • New Tab Page and
      • Reading View

    Beginning today, iOS users can test the preview app via Apple TestFlight, and Android users can sign up to be one of the first to test the preview app which will be available soon. Go here to sign up to test the Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android preview apps.

You can finish off something you started on your phone on your PC, or save it and continue later.

As for Microsoft Launcher, Microsoft says is ‘the most beautiful (based on Fluent design), customizable, powerful launcher available.’ You can customize the launcher, you have access to tailored news by swiping left on your screen on The Feed (similar to Flipboard on most Android phones).

You can put icons of favorite contacts on your home screen so they’re easily available and has integrated Continue on PC designed to make it easier to seamlessly continue your work on photos, documents and more on your PC.

These apps have only been launched in the USA for now but Microsoft promises that they will expand to other countries soon.

Do you want Microsoft Edge on your phone?