New Microsoft Launcher and Edge, Microsoft seems to have definitely thrown in the towel regarding the smartphone market, but intends to have its place on Android and iOS. The company unveils two new applications for mobile systems.
Microsoft Edge arrives on Android and iOS
We revealed to you in exclusivity Wednesday, it is now official: the Internet browser Microsoft Edge will be released on Android and iOS. The application integrates functions already present on a computer, such as a management of the playlists, the new tab page and the playback mode.
As we said, the interest of this new browser lies mainly in the ability to synchronize its favorites and open pages on mobile with the computer. Microsoft Edge is currently available in preview in both English and the US, but the firm promises to quickly extend the browser to other languages and countries. Finally, the browser is only compatible with smartphones, the support of tablets and the iPad will arrive thereafter.
Microsoft also has its application launcher
It is not new, but it was formerly known as Arrow Launcher and had been developed by some Microsoft employees as part of the Microsoft Garage program. The latest launcher update changes its name to Microsoft Launcher, and brings a whole new interface.
This application launcher is somewhat different from the classic Android launchers. In addition to the usual shortcuts on the central desktop, it offers a panel on the left to see appointments in the calendar, the latest news, and other items at a glance.
Like Microsoft Edge, the launcher also allows you to easily send open documents or photos to your PC with the “continue on the PC” function. To access this new version of Arrow Launcher, you must be a member of the beta program on the Google Play Store at this address .
A new blow to Windows Mobile?
With this new step in the direction of Android and iOS, Microsoft moves away a little more from its own operating system, Windows Mobile 10. This should not surprise anyone, the system has already been abandoned for several months. While waiting for a possible technological revolution, Microsoft wants to go where its users are. On smartphones, they have long been on Android and iOS.