Microsoft Edge Preview now available for Android

Microsoft has made available a preview of Microsoft Edge for Android phone users. The browser was announced by Microsoft last week and is now available via the Google Play Store in preview form. The browser includes “Continue on PC” so you can start browsing on your phone and then open the page on your PC (once updated to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update). The app also syncs your reading lists and favourites and includes voice search.

When Microsoft announced the app they said it was US only but I managed to install it on my Nexus 6P here in the UK. Grab the download from the Google Play Store.

Microsoft Edge, now available on Android, creates one continuous browsing experience for Windows 10 users across their devices. Content and data sync seamlessly in the background, so users can browse across devices, without skipping a beat.

Familiar Microsoft Edge features like the Hub allow users to organize the web in a way that cuts through the clutter, making it easier to find, view and manage their content on-the-go.

Microsoft Edge is designed for Windows 10 users to browse the web how they need to, wherever they are, without disrupting their flow.

Continue on PC: Go anywhere and pick up where you left off by seamlessly moving content between your mobile device and PC (requires Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update).

Data Sync: Your favorites and reading list are synced across your devices, so no matter the device, your browser is always personalized to you.

Hub View: With your favorites, reading list, history and books all in one place, finding and managing your content is made simple.

Reading View: Reorganize the content on a webpage to make it easier to focus on what you’re reading.

QR Code Reader: Easily read QR codes at the touch of a button. Microsoft Edge will pull up the reading and information right onto your screen.

Voice Search: You can now use your voice to search the web. Ask a question or speak a prompt to use the web in more natural, familiar ways.

InPrivate: When you browse with InPrivate mode, your browsing data (like your history, temporary internet files, and cookies) isn’t saved on your PC once you’re done.

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About the author Ian Dixon:
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.

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