Microsoft is Bringing Their Edge Browser to Mobile Devices

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Microsoft has announced they’re releasing their Edge browser, previously a Windows 10 exclusive, for iOS and Android devices.

The mobile version of the browser will come with all the features seen in its desktop counterpart like Reading List, Favorites, Reading View, and so on. If you browse with Edge on mobile, you can continue where you left off via your PC.

New features like support for iOS / Android tablets and roaming passwords are planned as well, to make it more competitive with longstanding browsers like Chrome and Firefox.

The desktop browser has been praised for its lean use of system resources, however it still feels like a work in progress as it initially didn’t support things like extensions (it does now).

Microsoft has only confirmed the browser for the United States-English market on iOS and Android, but will expand to other languages after its initial release.

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  • RPG

    It is finally available so no one can use it!
    Just let it die Microsoft.

  • reckloose

    >lean use of system resources
    As someone who used Microsoft Edge before on m Win10 PC, hehehehehehehehehehe

    >Microsoft has only confirmed the browser for the United States-English market
    Of course, as with everything Microsoft, only the US matters.

  • Matz

    Might give it a try, I hate Chrome, I’m never using Firefox after their SJW fiasco and Opera’s lastest update was a big mess

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Edge isn’t any better than Chrome.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    We’re at that point in time where it’s either them or datamining botnets.

  • Shattno

    Wait what? Firefox SJW fiasco, what did I miss? The latest Firefox, the one currently in beta, is amazing, so I think you should reconsider.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever
  • Shattno

    Haha, yeah, it’s the Mozilla Foundation, they describe themselves as “a non-profit organization that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet.”, I mean you get what it says on the box. I love the guys.
    Anyway, Firefox is still an amazing browser, I encourage everyone to try out the new one. (It’s written in Rust! If that’s not sexy I don’t know what is.)

  • I’m somewhat interested for sure. If it were just inferior in every way to other browsers out there, they wouldn’t have sunk so much time and money into porting it. So surely something good is going on here. I don’t know if I’ll stop using Brave at the drop of a hat but I can be swayed…

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    What’s any of that have to do with a bot that removes a word that triggers the weak minded? It’s censorship, regression, and a showing of their mind being in the place to push for kicking others off the net that don’t agree with them. A browser that has spent years as a wreck while under their command.

  • Shattno

    What I mean is that they are the kind of people you’d expect to do such a thing. And it’s absolutely not censorship, no one was forced to remove anything, and if they want to use their money to do such a thing it’s up to them, and of course the people who donate have the right to complain about it, but still not censorship, not even close. Mozilla is absolutely not for “kicking others off the net”, they are all about “participation on the Internet”.
    Anyway, Firefox is a strange beast, it started as a lightweight replacement for the heavy and bloated browsers back then, and then as it grew it became what it was meant to replace, and now it has been completely rewritten and is parallelized and really cool. (Did I mention Rust is really cool?)

  • sAy_YaS

    Wait, Edge was a windows 10 exclusive browser???

  • What happened with OPERA?

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Not really; I don’t think anyone expects it out of Linux and they weren’t this fucked until something caused the last head to be replaced. It is censorship; they’re effectively erasing a word just because it would trigger people just like localization teams remove content. When have the SJWs ever kept their word instead of speaking out against one thing and then doing it themselves before blaming the other side?

    Okay, you got me good.

  • Shattno

    Look, i don’t understand why people have a hard time understanding censorship. Censorship is when the authorities prevent you from saying or showing something, like how in China pictures of Winnie the Pooh are removed from social media, in Japan they pixelate genitalia in porn, and in the United States you can’t say fuck on national television. This is the government telling you to not do something and if you do it anyway you can get persecuted.
    This is not at all what happened with Mozilla. Some people at Buildbot just felt that the word slave should be replaced because of its bad connotations. No one was forcing them, no government, no upset citizens, no SJWs, no nothing. So they asked Mozilla for money in order to, and I quote:

    “… remove the term “slave” from all
    documentation, APIs and tests, and also to make improvements so Buildbot
    works better in the Amazon EC2 cloud”

    And so Mozilla gave them $15k. Now please explain to me how this is censorship. Shouldn’t a company be able to make changes to its own product? Shouldn’t a company be able to use whatever language they want in their own documentation?

    As a donator to the Mozilla foundation you can absolutely have opinions about where the money goes, I know I have, but you can’t call it censorship, because its not, period.

    Rust is really cool, it has this really smart garbage collection system and is very easy to do parallelism in. I’ve written some really nice things in it actually.