New edge for iOS

When it it coming? Or at least the beta?

Conversation 10 comments

  • Daishi

    Premium Member
    28 June, 2019 - 5:33 pm

    <p>Given that they can’t switch the rendering engine on the iOS version I doubt any such thing will happen.</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    29 June, 2019 - 9:31 am

    <p>Edge mobile doesn't need to be replaced to be made compatible with the new Edge on desktop. Instead, they're updating the sync capabilities to work with both classic Edge and new Edge.</p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/web-browsers/microsoft-edge/205256/android-sync-coming-to-the-new-edge&quot; target="_blank">https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/web-browsers/microsoft-edge/205256/android-sync-coming-to-the-new-edge</a></p&gt;

    • Lordbaal

      29 June, 2019 - 7:16 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#438458">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>I know, but it is not the same. It only makes sense if they replace the desktop version, that they should also replace the mobile version.</p>

      • jimchamplin

        Premium Member
        30 June, 2019 - 1:19 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#438557">In reply to Lordbaal:</a></em></blockquote><p>Why? It actually makes no sense. There's absolutely no issue with the mobile Edge apps.</p>

        • lordbaal1

          30 June, 2019 - 11:41 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#438625">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>Well there was no issue with the old edge on the desktop..</p>

          • Kevin Costa

            30 June, 2019 - 12:07 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#438685">In reply to lordbaal1:</a></em></blockquote><p>The iOS app is based on WebKit, because it has to, and is pretty new already.</p><p>The Android app is based on Chromium, which is the same engine that Chredge uses. Also, pretty new.</p><p>No need to replace those two mobile apps, just to update them.</p><p>The only "black sheep" in the Edge family was the Windows 10 version. While used MS's own engine, and was a UWP native app, had numerous disadvantages compared to the other browsers. The new Credge is born to resolve this issues, and align as closest as possible the three versions.</p>

      • sentinel6671

        Premium Member
        30 June, 2019 - 11:49 am

        <blockquote><a href="#438557"><em>In reply to Lordbaal:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I find your "it's not the same" response a little bit silly. Why exactly is it not the same?</p><p><br></p><p>The iOS and Android versions of Edge are already built from the ground up to take the best advantage of each platform. If the syncing engines are refined so that mobile syncs with desktop then you're done. The focus can be on UI refinement, where true differentiation can happen.</p>

        • Lordbaal

          01 July, 2019 - 1:49 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#438688">In reply to sentinel6671:</a></em></blockquote><p>You can also say the same thing about Edge on the desktop didn't need to be updated either.</p>

  • Kevin Costa

    29 June, 2019 - 5:17 pm

    <p>The iOS and Android apps are the definitive versions of Edge. No need for replacements.</p>

  • Lordbaal

    11 July, 2019 - 3:39 pm

    <p>Bookmarks are not automatically synced. </p><p>So if I create a bookmark in iOS, it is not synced. It won't even sync to the old edge.</p><p>It only sync from the new egde to Edge for iOS.</p>

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