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Microsoft Edge browser comes to iOS and Android

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Android and iOS users will now be able to use their favourite Microsoft browser on their smartphones after the company revealed the launch of Edge (opens in new tab) on mobile devices.

Last month the company made a beta version of the browser (opens in new tab) available to users willing to sign-up to be a tester but now it is generally available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.    

The mobile version of Edge (opens in new tab) contains many of the same features as the Windows version of the browser such as Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View as well as a few new ones thanks to user feedback following the preview of the mobile app.    

Roaming passwords will ensure that every password you save to your phone will be available the next time you use your PC and a new dark them has been added to both the mobile and desktop versions of Edge. 

Unfortunately tab syncing to Edge for mobile was not among these new features so users will be unable to share tabs across their devices.  However, Microsoft plans to support tab syncing in an update next year.  

The company will also be creating a version Edge for mobile tailored to Apple's iPad in the future as well. 

Image Credit: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock

After getting his start at ITProPortal and then working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches to how to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.