Microsoft has announced that users of Android and iOS tablets will now be able to grab the Edge web browser from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, respectively. The software giant previously released the preview version of Microsoft Edge in October last year, complete with features such as the “Top Stories” tab, which can be switched off in the “Home page” section of the app’s Settings menu, as well as support for non-Microsoft web browsers including Google Chrome, Yahoo! (which is powered by Bing), Ask, and AOL.
The Microsoft Edge for tablets packs a slew of fresh features such as a Reading List, New Tab, Reading View, Roaming Passwords, Dark Ttheme, and so on. It’s worth noting that these are the same features introduced to the smartphone version of the web browser in November last year, during which Microsoft Edge exited its preview phase for both Android and iOS platforms. The Dark theme was also added to the web browser during the same month as part of an update, allowing users to customize the mobile browser while using it in low light conditions to protect their eyes. Meanwhile, the Roaming Passwords feature, which arrived alongside the Dark theme, is meant to let users sync their passwords across a wide variety of devices so that they can still access their account regardless of the device they use for mobile browsing. Microsoft Edge also provides the ability for users to pick up where they left off so that they will be able to continue working on a project regardless of the device they use – smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Other existing features of the browser include the InPrivate mode, which allows users to keep their browsing history, temporary internet files, and cookies from being saved on PCs for privacy reasons. It also supports Voice Search for surfing the web using one’s voice and Hub View for managing the reading list, history, and books in a single place. Microsoft Edge for Android can be downloaded and installed on devices across several territories such as the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, India, and the United Kingdom. The Redmond, Washington-based company is expected to release the web browser to more markets and make it available in additional languages in the future.