Microsoft Edge might land on iOS and Android by the end of 2017
by Peter Kostadinov / Oct 04, 2017, 10:05 AM
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.
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Hint: Microsoft is killing Windows Mobile (End of hint). B'Day...
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 10:11 AM 2
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Anyone with any experience with WM knew that already lol.
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 10:19 AM 1
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When the vast majority of the world use their smartphones as their primary computing device. The writing was on the wall for quite some time now. Not to mention Microsoft has been placing their primary apps and services on other platforms for years now. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Windows numbers never bounced back to the billions of users they once had. So it makes sense that Microsoft wants to put their Edge browser now on other platforms, especially when Edge was only for Windows.
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 10:32 AM 0
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In desktop , the fastest browser is Microsoft edge ...
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 10:20 AM 2
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Well I don't see the point of them bringing Edge to mobile per se. I don't even use it on Windows. I still prefer Internet Explorer between the 2. IE is better than Edge because many sites still use Active X and to me allows for safer browsing, and the browser won't download rogue controls automatically. Edge is faster and more robust, but the things that make it robust probably couldn't be added to IE, because IE would lost its ability to support older web technologies that many companies simply can't do without. I would love to have IE on my Note for some of the sites I go to. I think Edge will bring a bit of competition, but not much. I think Microsoft only mobile applications people like is Office. Its the best thing to happen to mobile. We don't need anything else.
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 10:21 AM 2
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I'd rather they find a way to make Cortana as useful on Android as it is on Windows Mobile. The hands-free with Cortana on W10M is fantastic, and the only thing I miss about my L950. Full integration on Android would be way better than Google Assistant or S-voice (or whatever they change it to year to year)
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 11:23 AM 0
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