Microsoft Edge passes 1 million downloads on Android

Only a week out of beta, Microsoft's Edge browser has already made significant ground in the Google Play Store, passing 1 million downloads. With this traction, Edge shot up the rankings to 3rd place in the 'top free communication' rankings in Google Play. While its download numbers still lag far behind the behemoths of Chrome and Firefox, Edge's unique feature-set may be able to help it gain more ground in the coming months and years. For comparison, since the iOS launch on December 1 the app has only reached over 10,000 downloads on Apple's App Store due to the cap on beta sign-ups. Google's less restrictive beta process meant that more Android users could download the beta prior to the official launch on November 29

For those unfamiliar with Edge, its main selling point is seamless integration with Windows 10. An icon in the bottom navigation bar allows you to 'pick up where you left off' on your Windows 10 PC. It can also sync your Favorites, History, and Reading List between devices. Other features include a built-in dark mode (always a crowd pleaser), and InPrivate browsing for increase privacy. Lately, Microsoft has been making strides to make Windows 10 friendlier with Android and iOS devices, with the larger aim of making the Microsoft experience more fluid. 

We are curious to see what you all think of Microsoft's Edge browser, so let us know what your thoughts are in the comments. 

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29 Comments

1. limporgyuk

Posts: 355; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I Uninstalled after fives minutes

3. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Why? How's the performance?

22. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

This the kind like chrome which is offer basic browsing without fancy features like night mode, adblock, addon, etc. Just not for me.

2. Hollowmost

Posts: 414; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Samsung internet is the best mobile browser.

5. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Agreed. One of the reasons I went back to Android from iOS.

18. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Totally agree! Best I've ever used on any mobile platform. Can't settle for anything less.

24. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It may be best if it was the only browser in the world....lol Safari is number one under any standard. Chrome is the best for Android. Samsung browser is behind the Chrome in terms of performance and Google integration.

28. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Safari is number one under any standard. Proof please.

29. Valinor

Posts: 172; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Dream on, it was the best but lately it sucks bigtime. Especially on the latest ios. (Ipad + iphone) Anyways thanks for pointing me to the samsung browser. Switched from iphone to lg v30 last week and was looking for a good browser. Dont wanna use chrome and firefox + edge were buggy.

4. Xavier1415

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Stopped using chrome

9. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I have an s6 from work and I just thought it was because it’s a few years old. Is it choppy for everyone? The scrolling was brutal.

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Microsoft on Android, very nice combination!!!!!! Auto restart with blue screen!!!!!!

21. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Huh? What is that supposed to mean? You drunk or what?

26. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

As always

7. shield

Posts: 824; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

1Million hmm not bad MS.

10. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It’s out of beta on iOS I think cause I did not sign up and I have it

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I am using it right now and I like it so far.

12. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I am using it right now and I like it so far

15. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

And repeats it self wow proof it sucks in my coments doubling

17. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Hello me meet the real me

19. KingSam

Posts: 1402; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Samsung internet, opera and chrome are my top 3.

23. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Explore more, try CAF browser , my choice is Tugabrowser.

20. Jrod99

Posts: 708; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Like Safari and Samsung browser.

25. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Plot twist: it's only downloaded to download Chrome

27. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Samsung internet ftw

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