Microsoft Edge browser tops 5 million downloads in the Google Play Store

Microsoft Edge browser tops 5 million downloads in the Google Play Store
Microsoft's mobile browser, Edge continues to cross new important milestones on the Android platform. The app achieved 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store back in December 2017, which was quite an important record for Microsoft's browser.

Fast forward six months and Microsoft Edge crosses the 5 million downloads mark, an even greater achievement for the Android app. If the trend continues and people keep downloading and using Microsoft Edge on their Android devices, we wouldn't be surprised if the browser will reach more than 10 million downloads by the end of the year.

If you're not familiar with Microsoft Edge, the mobile browser is mainly meant to offer a continuous browsing experience for Windows 10 users, but that's not the only highlight of the app. Edge includes a QR Code Reader, Voice Search, and a solid InPrivate mode that allows users to surf the mode incognito without the app saving any browsing data.

Add to that the fact that Microsoft updates Edge pretty often and you got a great formula for success. If you haven't yet tried out Microsoft Edge for Android, you can download it now for free via Google Play Store and see what's it all about.

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9 Comments

1. Xavier1415

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Had it since day one love it!

6. IT-Engineer

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Is it better on Android than it is on Windows? Cause it sucks on desktop. On desktop it's IE, i had a talk with a Azure expert from Redmond once whom we invited to our company, and while we were out and smoking, I asked him whether it is really built from the ground up as MS claims, and he said his colleague is on the Edge Team and no it's revamped IE with small fixes here and there.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Edge on Android uses Chromium engine instead of EdgeHTML so its probably like the better version of Chromium just like Samsung's browser.

9. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Performance of desktop version has improved a lot after last windows update

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It has improved by leaps and bounds in the last year. I still prefer the Samsung browser but I use Edge on my non-Android devices.

3. Taquidi

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

I always use it on my Android phones, much better than Chrome.

4. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

It's my default browser. Love it.

5. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung Internet > MS Edge > Chrome

8. Lukino

Posts: 31; Member since: May 04, 2018

I'm using Samsung Internet on my s8+ and I'm really satisfied. And on desktop I'm using Opera.

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