According to Net Marketshare, Edge had just over 5 percent share in September, versus nearly 60 percent from market leader Google Chrome and more than 14 percent for Internet Explorer. Thus, your PC should be running the Fall Creators Update Insider Build to access the Edge browser on iOS. The browsers have been developed to address a gap in the current Edge experience: with Windows Mobile all but unused, using Edge is a strictly PC-only experience. The New Tab page, for example, keeps you updated with the top stories and other updates from your interests. Even then, you’ll have to be one of those eager Windows 10 users called Insiders who beta test the widely used operating system for Microsoft before it rolls out to everyone.
As an extension of that idea, Microsoft also announced that it was working on a Microsoft launcher for Android smartphones.
Microsoft Edge is already available on Windows 10 Mobile, but that’s a dying platform.
In the wake of today’s surprise announcement about Microsoft bringing Edge to Android and iOS, the software giant has issued guidance to developers about how they should handle the new browsers. Globally, Microsoft Edge has just a 5 percent share of the web browser market, while Chrome is dominating the field with a whopping 60 percent.
Moreover, the company says users will find plenty of familiar features from Edge’s Windows 10 release, including favourites and reading view. The Android version is still in beta and will be coming soon.
Meanwhile, the Microsoft Launcher is already up in Google Play for U.S. users.
The official press release reads, “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”.
For whatever it’s worth, Microsoft continues to bring its browser to different platforms. Once you connect your Microsoft Account, you can use Microsoft Edge’s Continue on PC feature to open a link from your phone on your PC.