Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS Comes Out of Preview

Microsoft formally announced today that Edge for Android and iOS is no longer in preview.

“A special thanks you goes out to each of you—hundreds of thousands of you—who downloaded, test-drove, and sent feedback on the preview apps,” Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore writes. “Your ideas and passion have contributed to an even better app experience.”

I just wrote about the recent update that removed the preview tag yesterday, but neglected to mention the status change. Anyway, it’s official now.

The first non-preview version of Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS provides roaming password support and a dark theme option, and of course the Edge features—like Reading List and Reading View—that one would expect. But its key feature, perhaps, is Continue on PC, which lets you open the web page you’re looking at on your phone right on your PC, or save it to work on later.

Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS is available in the United States (English), China (Simplified-Chinese), France (French) and the UK (English), and the Android version is also available in Australia, Canada, and India (all English). Microsoft says that it will bring Edge for iOS and Android to additional markets and languages “over time.”


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  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    30 November, 2017 - 11:32 am

    <p>It still doesn't sync my passwords :/</p>

    • Bart

      Premium Member
      30 November, 2017 - 2:04 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#223015"><em>In reply to jimchamplin:</em></a></blockquote><p>You can enable 'Password Roaming' under your account settings in Edge (on the mobile)</p>

      • VancouverNinja

        Premium Member
        30 November, 2017 - 7:39 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#223121"><em>In reply to Bart:</em></a></blockquote><p>Sweet. Thanks I didn't know about that. Love the browser on my iPhone.</p>

  • Skolvikings

    30 November, 2017 - 11:42 am

    <p>No ad blocker. No support for RoboForm. No thanks.</p>

  • ruusterc

    Premium Member
    30 November, 2017 - 11:42 am

    <p>i gotta question why is the android version avaliable in canada but the ios isnt it doesnt take any more effort to release it in canada on ios as it does on android this doesnt make any sense </p>

    • ruusterc

      Premium Member
      30 November, 2017 - 11:50 am

      <blockquote><a href="#223034"><em>In reply to ruusterc:</em></a></blockquote><p>for a company that supposedly wants everybody to use there browser instead of chrome they have a lousy way of showing it </p>

    • kshimamura

      30 November, 2017 - 6:37 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#223034"><em>In reply to ruusterc:</em></a></blockquote><p>While I was searching for Microsoft Edge on my iPhone, it showed Cortana so it's now available in Canada! </p>

      • ruusterc

        Premium Member
        01 December, 2017 - 12:23 am

        <blockquote><a href="#223243"><em>In reply to kshimamura:</em></a></blockquote><p>ya good point me too i did that as well</p>

  • Dan1986ist

    Premium Member
    30 November, 2017 - 12:18 pm

    <p>Still waiting for Microsoft to publicly release news about Edge for Android availability on tablets. </p>

  • Bsobotta

    30 November, 2017 - 12:36 pm

    <p>I love it over all no complaints. I have a V30, and currently do not sync to my tablet or PC cause I rarely use them. So overall on my main device it works great.</p>

  • X911ty12

    30 November, 2017 - 12:41 pm

    <p>Still beta until they add extension support.</p>

    • TheGreatWalther

      30 November, 2017 - 12:56 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#223053"><em>In reply to X911ty12:</em></a></blockquote><p>As well as no iPhone X support.</p>

      • Stooks

        30 November, 2017 - 2:10 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#223067"><em>In reply to TheGreatWalther:</em></a></blockquote><p>Ditto. There are probably more iPhone X's in use today than remaining Windows Phones.</p>

    • MikeGalos

      30 November, 2017 - 1:39 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#223053"><em>In reply to X911ty12:</em></a></blockquote><p>Clearly you don't understand the concept of a beta. It's about previewing a product while it is still being developed. You seem to have confused that with "it doesn't have a feature I like".</p><p><br></p>

    • Stooks

      30 November, 2017 - 2:10 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#223053"><em>In reply to X911ty12:</em></a></blockquote><p>100% agree. On a mobile device I will NOT use a browser that does not support ad blocking. Ad's are 100x worse on a mobile device. So bad at times you can't close out of the ad to get to the webpage. I have to kill the tab or browser app.</p><p><br></p><p>On Android devices that means I won't even use Chrome. Sari on iOS is the king of mobile browsing and it supports ad blocking and blocking of cross-site tracking.</p>

  • Daekar

    30 November, 2017 - 1:12 pm

    <p>Been using Edge for Android since the preview started. It's a fine browser, and has replaced my others in daily use. Hoping for ad blocking or extensions and multiple user sessions in the future. </p>

  • marshalltm

    Premium Member
    30 November, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    <p>I think it is weird that in iOS Outlook, you can't select edge as a browser choice for URLs. Hopefully that gets fixed soon.</p>

  • jtdennis

    30 November, 2017 - 2:42 pm

    <p>Why is this only a phone app? Sigh…</p>

  • PeteB

    30 November, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    <p>Edge is the first thing I uninstall in Windows after downloading Chrome. Why in god's name would I want it on my phone? </p>

    • NazmusLabs

      30 November, 2017 - 5:21 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#223136"><em>In reply to PeteB:</em></a></blockquote><p>You cannot uninstall Edge on Windows. It is effectively impossible. Secondly, the one reason why I would want edge on iOS is if it had a dark mode. Edge just received dark mode on Android. If iOS version gets the dark mode, I'm switching immediately, Insh'Allah (God Willing).</p><p><br></p><p>Name me one major browser that has dark mode on iOS. Right, you can't. So please stop complaining and let users have choice. The negativity shown in that comment is one of the thing holding back justice and positive progress in the world.</p><p><br></p><p>I have recently switched to Firefox on the PC and iOS. I love the new Quantum version of firefox. But it is missing a dark mode on iOS.</p>

    • rameshthanikodi

      30 November, 2017 - 10:14 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#223136"><em>In reply to PeteB:</em></a></blockquote><p>uninstall edge? That is not possible. EIther that, or congratulations, you ?roke your machine, and blamed Microsoft for it.</p>

      • PeteB

        30 November, 2017 - 10:36 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#223271"><em>In reply to FalseAgent:</em></a></blockquote><p>It is possible to rip Edge out of 10. MSFT Toolkit. You're welcome.</p>

  • harmjr

    Premium Member
    30 November, 2017 - 5:31 pm

    <p>I have to give Kudos to Microsoft for getting out so quickly. Paul's <a href="; target="_blank">first article</a> on this was dated Oct 5. Less than 2 months…</p><p>However its still not out for Android Tablets… I was able to side load it however and it works just like the phone version. </p>

    • rmlounsbury

      Premium Member
      03 December, 2017 - 12:44 am

      <blockquote><a href="#223227"><em>In reply to harmjr:</em></a></blockquote><p>I don't think it is out for iPad's either at least when I test flighted the app on my iPad it came up in zoomed mode for iPhone only apps </p>

      • harmjr

        Premium Member
        08 December, 2017 - 12:28 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#223844"><em>In reply to rmlounsbury:</em></a></blockquote><p>I have now used it several times on my tablet and love it. This tablet is really just mainly used for Kindle books and reading. I now wish they would release this as a theme on Windows 10. I think this would work great on my 8" tablet.</p>

  • lilmoe

    30 November, 2017 - 8:03 pm

    <p>Paul, Brad,</p><p>When I click on your names (posted by) in the "Currently on Forums" section in the right margin of the site, I get an "it doesn't appear that this user exists" error.</p><p>Might want to check with your web admin to fix that.</p>

  • Harrymyhre

    Premium Member
    30 November, 2017 - 10:14 pm

    <p>I installed the ios version. </p><p>I found a bug. </p><p>When signing into</p><p>i put the insertion point into the name field,</p><p>but the blinking cursor is like a row or two below the name field. </p><p><br></p><p>Idk if this is edge problem or thurrott com</p><p><br></p><p>do i win any kind of prize?</p><p><br></p>

  • irfaanwahid

    01 December, 2017 - 1:20 am

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">Man.. I so hate Microsoft for this.. a product like Edge will not be available globally also at launch, c'mon!</span></p>


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