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Friday, 6 October 2017

Announcing Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android, Microsoft Launcher

Introducing Microsoft Edge for iOS/Android and Microsoft Launcher for Android, two apps designed to make it easy to move what you’re working on between your phone and PC.
                                            Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android, Microsoft Launcher               
Microsoft announced at Build to make Windows 10 PCs work great with your phone. Microsoft Edge for iOS is available starting today in preview, with Microsoft Edge for Android available soon in preview. And, Microsoft Launcher is available starting today in preview as well. Continue on PC functionality in both apps comes with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android

                                                             Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android
Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android brings familiar features like your Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View across your PC and phone, so, no matter the device, your browsing goes with you. But what makes Microsoft Edge really stand out is the ability to continue on your PC, which enables you to immediately open the page you’re looking at right on your PC—or save it to work on later.
Beginning today, iOS users can test the preview app via Apple TestFlight, and Android users can sign up to be one of the first to test the preview app which will be available soon. Go here to sign up to test the Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android preview apps.

They stated- A few more details about the preview: Initially Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android will launch only in US-English, but we’ll ramp to other countries/languages as we expand the preview. And some features—like roaming passwords and support for iPads/Android tablets—aren’t available at preview launch but will come in the future.

Microsoft Launcher for Android

                                             iOS and Android, Microsoft Launcher
Android phones have a feature that iPhones don’t – they allow customization of the “launcher” that’s displayed when you push the phone’s home button. How nice! Today, we are also launching a preview release of our new Microsoft Launcher for Android. We think it’s the most beautiful (based on Fluent design), customizable, powerful launcher available. With Microsoft Launcher, your recent photos, documents and more can all Continue on PC as well.

And – just like on Windows 10 – with Microsoft Launcher you can put icons of your favorite people right on the home screen so they’re quickly and easily available.

  • The Feed: Info at your Fingertips. With just a quick swipe-to-the-right, Microsoft Launcher offers a tailored feed of your important events, top news, recent activities, favorite people and most frequently used apps.
  • Beautiful and customizable: Launcher has wide-ranging ways to let you personalize your phone, it’s easy to set colors of backgrounds—and our new ‘gesture’ support will let even hard-core customizers create the environment that makes them most productive.
  • Continue on PC. And of course, Microsoft Launcher has been designed to make it easy for you to seamlessly continue what you’re working on – whether it’s photos, documents and more—on your PC.
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Microsoft Launcher represents the “graduation” of the 4.6-star rated “Arrow Launcher” project. So, a big update to Arrow and a change of name. Everyone on the Arrow Launcher beta will automatically get the Microsoft Launcher today, and any other Android users can join the preview of Microsoft Launcher beginning today as well.

So, have fun trying out these preview apps alongside your Windows 10 PCs and provide feedback and ways to make them even better. Feel free to share the good news.


  1. This was the one barrier that was really preventing me from making a full switch. Edge really is better than Chrome now. Didn't know this was out, thanks for the update!

  2. Didnt know this. Thank you for sharing. Big Android fan here.

  3. I might have to look into this a bit more, safari is terrible at the moment!

  4. I took out my android to sync phones at my job. iPhone users totally made fun of me, and they're adults, lol I love my Android.

  5. Awesome! I made the switch from iPhone to Andriod this year. Was super hesitant but wow. Thanks for the update!

  6. Wow! Very informative. I am an apple iPhone addict and glad to know about edge update for my device

  7. This is such an interesting post. Very informative and detailed post. I will definitely check this out.

  8. I'm not a computer savvy but I quite like the idea of a favourites bar to save yiyr reafing list etc and the possibility of customising

  9. to be honest I didn't realize Edge was a popular app .. but its nice to know! :)

  10. I'm a big Android fan and had no clue about the Edge app. Its been a long time since I have used a Windows machine too. I've had a chromebook for several years.

  11. I'm not tech savvy but I have been using iPhone for year so I think if I had the iOS for my PC I would understand it better.

  12. This definitely does sounds like an appealing and helpful resource. I do have an android phone (Samsung Galaxy), but I also have a MacBook Pro, not Windows-based - so I don't think this would work for me unless there is a work around or different version of the launcher.

  13. Microsoft Edge is indeed a wonderful idea, since phones from samsung and iphones are in the boost right now. Microsoft has a potential of getting more clients with this kind of project. I'll be rooting for it.


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