Microsoft Edge might land on iOS and Android by the end of 2017

Microsoft Edge might land on iOS and Android by the end of 2017

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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13 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2692; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Hint: Microsoft is killing Windows Mobile (End of hint). B'Day...

2. kiko007

Posts: 7457; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Anyone with any experience with WM knew that already lol.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 6703; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Windows mobile isn't being killed off, it's long since been dead. Hint: Bill Gates uses Android. End of Hint

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

In desktop , the fastest browser is Microsoft edge ...

13. jacksmith21006

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

Edge is incredibly insecure and should be avoided until MS fixes. At Pawned 2017 Edge was basically hacked at will. Penetrated over and over again.

4. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

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.

7. KonSkl

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 03, 2016

That's good!!! if they manage to make it as smooth as it is in desktop, it's going to amazing. It's already the fastest in desktop browsers.

8. zr2s10

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

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)

9. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Wish they make it available for Mac too.

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Useless....since Samsung Internet is available for every phone.

11. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Lol I don't even touch this browser on my laptop. I was always happy with chrome ! It's fast and gets timely updates.

12. jacksmith21006

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

Edge is incredibly insecure on Windows and at Pawned 2017 was basically hacked at will. Penetrated over and over again. It is crazy that MS is bringing the problem to other platforms.

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