Microsoft Edge for Android Preview Now Live

For those of you who have been wanting to try Microsoft Edge on Android, now is the time.  The preview of the mobile browser went live a few moments ago and is now available to download and install.  You will need to be a tester for the app, which you can sign up to do here.  After that, you can download and install it on your Android Phone.

Microsoft released a preview of Edge last week for iOS with the goal to allow users of the browser on both their mobile devices and desktop to have a common browser experience.  Users will also be able to move Edge browsing experience from their phone to their desktop with the upcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10.  That update is due out on October 17th.

While the Redmond company doesn’t have a mobile platform itself, Microsoft continue to push development of apps and services for both Android and iOS.  The new Microsoft Launcher (formerly Arrow Launcher) is excellent (it too is in preview) while the rock solid Office apps for both platforms allow you to be productive no matter the device that is in your hands or on your lap.  Cortana is also an excellent personal assistant and is just behind Google Assistant in accuracy of answers.  Adding Microsoft Edge to the mix makes sense.  It will give users a common browsing experience but also allow for more seamless moving from one device to another.

Remember that “preview” is really a fancy word for Beta.  You will likely run into some bugs here and there so be sure to send in your feedback if you decide to join the testing program.

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