Microsoft Edge Browser Expands to the iPad

Microsoft today announced that its Microsoft Edge browser is available for download on the iPad and Android tablets, four months after it was first released for the iPhone and Android smartphones.

Designed to create a seamless browsing experience for Windows 10 users who also have Apple or Android devices, the Microsoft Edge browser features content and data syncing between the iOS version of the app and the PC version.


A "Continue on PC" feature lets users push websites from a PC to a mobile device and vice versa (Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update required) and the "Hub View" features easy access to favorites, reading list, history, and books.

Passwords, favorites, and reading lists are all synced across devices where a user is signed in to create a personalized browsing experience no matter which device a PC user is browsing on.

Microsoft Edge also features a built-in QR code reader, voice-based search, and an InPrivate browsing mode.

Microsoft Edge for iPad and iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link] There's also a new version of the browser for Android tablets, available from Google Play.



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16 months ago
I bet all three Edge users will be very happy about this
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16 months ago
Who actually uses edge anywhere lol
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16 months ago

Microsoft? Who are they, a startup? ;)

They’re that little company whose operating system runs over 95% of all laptops. Not sure if Apple have ever cornered a majority in any market let alone 95%.
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16 months ago
Why? Its awful on a PC, there's zero reasons why I'd want to use it on an iPad.
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16 months ago
I see no point in this. First of all it's not even really Edge since it uses the built in webkit engine in iOS.
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16 months ago
Never use it as it’s a shambles on Windows, so can’t see it being any better on ipad.
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16 months ago

They’re that little company whose operating system runs over 95% of all laptops. Not sure if Apple have ever cornered a majority in any market let alone 95%.

Yes, indeed, and all 95% have to deal with some of the poorest system software ever written. Having spent over 35 years as a software and systems engineer, all I can say is that I cringed every time I had to deal with MS/Windows, an unstable unreliable and totally unintuitive piece of crap, IMHO. And let's not talk about supporting industry-wide standards. Remember when you had to buy a third-party TCP/IP stack for Windows, because they didn't support it natively? It was as though they went to sleep and woke up about 5 years after the Internet went mainstream. Just my opinion, of course.
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16 months ago

Yes, indeed, and all 95% have to deal with some of the poorest system software ever written. Having spent over 35 years as a software and systems engineer, all I can say is that I cringed every time I had to deal with MS/Windows, an unstable unreliable and totally unintuitive piece of crap, IMHO. And let's not talk about supporting industry-wide standards. Remember when you had to buy a third-party TCP/IP stack for Windows, because they didn't support it natively? It was as though they went to sleep and woke up about 5 years after the Internet went mainstream. Just my opinion, of course.

That's definitely an opinion of the minority. I have the complete opposite view on the differences in OS. All of Apples OS seem to be extremely limited, poorly supported, bugs galore, shoody, etc. I stick to Windows and Android, as they have all the flexibility for my needs. Then again, it sounds like you haven't used Windows in many years.
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16 months ago

They’re that little company whose operating system runs over 95% of all laptops. Not sure if Apple have ever cornered a majority in any market let alone 95%.

Portable music players, maybe?
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16 months ago
For those bashing Edge, realise Chrome on Windows is awful with battery and the scrolling is stuttery with a Precision Trackpad. Edge is much smoother. Good news for me.
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