Microsoft is about to launch Edge on Android and iOS, according to our information. An indispensable measure in order that the Internet browser has its chances, in a context more than ever cross-platform.
A source revealed to FrAndroid that Microsoft was preparing the mobile declination of its computer browser, Edge.
Microsoft Edge will not revolutionize the genre, but this is very good news for Windows 10 computer users . If Internet Explorer was rightly the laughing stock of the Web, Edge is the most efficient browser on Windows: it consumes significantly less resources (CPU and RAM) than its competitors, and extends the autonomy of the laptops .
Microsoft Edge finally multiplatform
But at a time when Internet users consult as much the Web from their phone as from their computer, practicality sometimes overrides energy sobriety. Windows 10 users did not use Edge because they did not have any continuity when they switched to their phone. When they can find their tabs and bookmarks from one device to another , which is what the Edge application will mostly bring, they can reconsider this browser.
Users will also find Bing services, such as the translation function of the pages. Not enough to distinguish itself on this point, Google Chrome does it too.
It should be noted that third-party web browsers differ only in their interface and functionality on iOS, but that they necessarily exploit Safari’s WebKit rendering engine. Microsoft Edge for iOS will not be able to claim to bring to the iPhone the gains of autonomy that it can bring on laptop.
The Microsoft Edge mobile app will be available for Android and iOS by the end of the year , without further clarification at this stage.