Microsoft makes test version Edge for Android available

Microsoft has released the test version of its browser Edge for Android. The browser includes some features of the version for Windows 10 PCs and can be connected to that version with the Continue on PC function.

The availability of Edge for Android is announced by Joe Belfiore of Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group. Microsoft asks users for their mobile number or email address to access the preview of the app. If you log in with your Microsoft account after installation and have a PC with the latest Insider build of Windows 10, you can use Continue on PC. Anyone who has enabled Sync your Settings can also sync favorites between the PC and mobile browser.

Android users who visit a page with Edge can then send that page to a linked Windows 10 PC. A notification about the shared page will then appear on that PC. When the PC user clicks this, the page opens in the Edge browser for Windows.

Other features of Edge for Android include the search-cum-url bar, a list of most visited sites, an InPrivate mode, a Reading View function and support for voice control and QR code scanning. Microsoft has based the mobile Edge version on Google’s Blink engine, where it uses its own EdgeHTML rendering engine for the PC version.

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