Recently, Microsoft released its Edge browser preview on Android. Since its debut, the app has been marked as “Unreleased” on Google Play, labeling it as a potentially unstable while testing. Now it appears that it has shed its beta tag and is now available for all to download.
Microsoft Edge for Android incorporates features like Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page, and Reading View, the latter of which removes the clutter and leaves images and the text to speak for themselves. Edge for Android also features “Continue on PC”, that allows the users to start from where they have left off on their Windows 10 version of the browser.
Curiously, the app is still listed as the ‘Microsoft Edge Preview’ which could either mean the listing simply hasn’t been completely updated yet, or Microsoft still has some kinks to work out. Either way, the standard warning about app instability is no longer present on the Microsoft Edge Google Play Page. The text under “what’s new” simply states “Thanks for trying out Microsoft Edge and for all feedback”. If you are already a beta tester, it appears you will be enrolled to receive beta updates that roll out for testing.
This update comes just a day after Edge was updated on Android with a dark theme and support for password syncing, marking the arrival of two pretty major features.
Edge for Android represents another effort on Microsoft’s part to execute on its wider mobile strategy to offer as many of its services as possible on mobile. With an edge, in particular, the browser is also available on iOS, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10, and even the Xbox One, though it is still MIA on MAC OS.
You can pick up the latest version of Microsoft Edge for Android on Google Play now.