Microsoft working on extensions for mobile Edge

Microsoft working on extensions for mobile Edge
Microsoft hasn't done a lot to support Windows phone recently, choosing instead to focus on the desktop and laptop/hybrid segments of its market. But, Microsoft has admitted that it will have one interesting feature on the way for the mobile version of its new Microsoft Edge browser: extensions.

Microsoft said extensions will finally be made available in the mobile Edge browser with the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update expected sometime this summer. Microsoft claims that there will be a number of extensions available at launch, including AdBlock, OneNote Web Clipper, Microsoft Translator, and more. Developers will be able to submit new extensions to the Windows Store, but we'll have to see what compatibility looks like and how much developers jump on this. 

At the Microsoft Build conference in 2015, the company admitted it wouldn't be able to include extensions on mobbile Edge at first because of issues with performance and UI design, but it apparently has sorted out all of those troubles. 

source: Microsoft via MSPU



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

If we can get an ad blocker

2. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

that would be nice, xda has a reg editor. There was also a hosts file 'hack' that I want to do on my spare. I prefer hosts, no resource hogging with a hostfile, and instantaneous vs an adblocker

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7242; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How about making the edge browser work on other platforms other than just Windows.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3125; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There IS an ad blocker for Edge. The extension came out last week but you'd never know about it if you only read PhoneArena.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Awesome! This is an indication that Windows 10 Mobile will soon fulfill one of my expectations of the platform before the true Surface Phone lands: - Support for apps communicating with one another and enhancing one another like Dolphin extensions do on Android I sure can't wait for extensions to arrive with the Windows 10 Anniversary update. Everyday, I get more sick and tired of using the evilly gimped chrome on my Surface Pro 2 ( ). Whole bunch of stupidly frustrating road blocks (see the list I linked to) making the use of it as a Tablet browser unbearable, and even as a Laptop browser, it stupidly blocks trackpad gestures. Obviously intentional 'cause no other Win32 application behaves like that on my Surface Pro 2, plus as stated in that list, some of the functions were working flawlessly before. Now, it's just totally gimped to the point where you'll be forced to use your 2-in-1/3-in-1 Windows PC like a bastardized chromebook. I only keep it for the sake of it's extensions and I'm 100% set to get rid of it from my Surface Pro 2 once the Windows 10 Annivesary update lands with extensions and more for Edge.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7242; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering Chrome supports every platform and has the best support for HTML5 and JavaScript. Whereas Edge only works on Windows and has the low compatibility support for HTML5. Edge is just above Safari now. Chrome has the highest HTML5 compatibility, and is one of the best browsers that supports extensions and add-ons.

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

True that, but Edge is no slouch either: And considering it works without any frustratihg gimps, and will be getting extension support shortly, I surely won't miss Chrome.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

If you are relying on html5test site then I hate to break it to you...but their scoring is arbitrary - admitted in their own about section, and they test for non-html5 compliant and 'maybes' that will change or not yet verified by html5. When you actually look at 'compatibility' they are both the same. What chrome is doing is supporting more 'non-compliant' popular html5 coding, and has for years, requiring you to put special css coding for it to be recognized properly at times and ensure compatibility (something people hung IE for doing). And you can tell this by clicking on the stuff that edge doesn't support, and notice it will say 'proposal' and not lead to the w3standards site or link to the 'maybe' section. Edge is finally starting to add the 'extra' stuff realizing people don't care about compatibility they care about the number that is pooped out.

6. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Windows 10 Mobile ain't catching on MS. You're wasting your time with this.

8. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Ms dont need to catchup they need to be more different,

7. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

No need of extensions in mobile. Just add Adblock Plus inbuilt.

10. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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