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Microsoft Edge for iOS & Microsoft Launcher for Android

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Windows

Microsoft Edge for iOS & Microsoft Launcher for Android

Imagine yourself in a situation wherein you are standing in a queue and your right thumb is stre-t-ch-ing to drag out words on your phone’s keyboard while you squint to read the text on the web form you’re filling out. It’s amazing what’s possible today—but don’t you wish your phone could magically send that task to your Windows 10 PC where you could luxuriate in a big screen and hardware keyboard?

Well, with the new preview apps Microsoft is launching for iOS and Android – you can 🙂

Microsoft has announced Microsoft Edge for iOS/Android and Microsoft Launcher for Android, the two apps designed to make it easy to move what you’re working on between your phone and PC.

Microsoft is continuously working to make Windows 10 PCs work great with your phone. Microsoft Edge for iOS is now available in preview while Microsoft Launcher is now available for Android. Microsoft Edge for Android will also be available soon in preview. Continue on PC functionality in both apps comes with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android

It was one of the most common requests that Microsoft was getting from the people across the globe who use Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 PCs. People wanted their browser experience to move to their phones. So, Microsoft listened and worked effectively on the request.

Initially Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android will launch only in US-English, but Microsoft will ramp to other countries/languages as they expand the preview. Also, some features—like roaming passwords and support for iPads/Android tablets—aren’t available at preview launch but will come in the future.

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.

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. Click Here to sign up to test the Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android preview apps.

Microsoft Launcher for Android

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. Microsoft is also launching a preview release of Microsoft Launcher for Android.

Microsoft assumes that it would be 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: Microsoft Launcher has wide-ranging ways to let you personalize your phone, it’s easy to set colors of backgrounds—and the new ‘gesture’ support will let even hard-core customizers create the environment that makes them most productive.

Continue on PC: 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.

Microsoft Launcher represents the “graduation” of the 4.6-star rated Arrow Launcher project that was developed in Microsoft Garage.

Microsoft is making a big update to Arrow and changing its name. Everyone on the Arrow Launcher beta will automatically get the Microsoft Launcher and any other Android users can join the preview of Microsoft Launcher as well.

You can Click Here to access the Microsoft Launcher preview.

So, try these preview apps alongside Windows 10 PCs and provide your valuable feedback and ways to Microsoft so they can make these apps even better.

Special thanks to Joe Belfiore (Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices) who made this information available.

Hope you find it useful.

2 Comments

  1. Nice… I don’t see Microsoft Edge for Android on Play Store yet. Where can I find it?

    • Hello Alex, Microsoft Edge for Android is yet to be launched. As of now, Microsoft Edge (Preview) is launched for iOS, you can test the preview app via Apple TestFlight. Also, you can sign up by clicking on the link mentioned in the blog so you can test the preview app as soon as it’s available.

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