If some recent rumors hold any water, Microsoft might be about to enter the mobile browser wars with a bang by porting its sleek Edge browser to both Android and iOS.
According to the rumor mill, Microsoft Edge will become multi-platform by the end of 2017, which means that Redmond now has less than three months to make the browser available for the leading mobile operating systems. The spiritual successor to the notorious Internet Explorer debuted a few years ago alongside Windows 10.
It will have to compete in a rather densely-populated niche with exceptional rivals like. like Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox, Opera, Samsung's own Internet browser, and a bunch of others. Yet, it should be noted that the iOS version of Edge won't be the same autonomous browser as its Android counterpart due to the fact that it will still have to use and comply with Safari's WebKit engine. Don't hate the player, hate the game!
The rumor mill also reveals that all Bing services will be part of the Edge package, like full page translation and others.