Microsoft Edge for Android receives update

Microsoft Edge for Android receives update
Those using the Microsoft Edge browser on their Android phones will be happy to hear that the app has just received an update that among other things, improves the performance of the browser. Yours truly has been using the Edge on phones like the Moto Z Force Droid and the Google Pixel 2 XL, and found it a little smoother (especially with pinch-to-zoom) than Chrome.

The update brings version of the browser to Android users, and the complete changelist is as follows:

  • Quickly get to the What’s new and tips web page from the Settings and more menu
  • See annotations you made in books (note: doesn’t apply to PDF free-form inking)
  • Improved performance
If you already have the Microsoft Edge app installed on your Android phone, you can grab the update by going to the Play Store and tapping on the hamburger menu inside the search bar. Click on My apps & games and look for the Edge update. If it is there, click on the box marked "Update."

If you haven't yet tried out the Edge app on your Android device, you can do so by clicking on the sourcelink below.

source: MicrosoftEdge (GooglePlayStore)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

While I appreciate the efforts Microsoft has put into this launcher; I must say it has become sort of a 'feature creep' in recent months. I tried it on my S6 and I felt the launcher is now geared towards smartphones with larger, taller displays. Everything just felt tiny on my S6 which, BTW, has a 5.1" 16:9 display. Felt very cramped and cluttered. I'm currently using freeware version of Apex Launcher. I think I'm going to keep it! G'Day!

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I never tried it, I'm not overly fond of MS software aside from their desktop Office applications, I prefer stock Android myself, or if I go with a custom launch, it's Nova Launcher all the way, but it's usually configured to simplify the user interface as much as possible. I guess I just like the clean minimalistic look.

3. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

The article is about Microsoft Edge Browser.

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm glad there are people out there who actually read the article, unlike me!

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I used Microsoft launcher for awhile and I liked it but I feel it needs a dock that allows you to swipe to different rows of apps like nova and action launcher. Currently using action launcher it has improved tremendously!

5. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

This article is about Microsoft Edge browser, not their launcher.

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

No one reads articles here anymore. Even the title is seemingly hard to understand. SMH.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3151; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Microsoft Edge for Android receives update. What is so head shaking about that? Is the education system in the English-speaking world that f**ked up?

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! The article indeed is about Microsoft Edge and NOT Microsoft Launcher! You're absolutely right; I didn't trouble myself to read the article. Went straight to comments section and posted my opinion. Apologies, mate!

10. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

Microsoft Edge is the first browser I've been able to happily use on my phone without wanting to switch back to Chrome. I've been using it for two months now and rarely use Chrome on the phone for anything now. Ironically, Chrome is still my default browser on my Windows laptop though.

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