With the arrival of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to carry out a few important changes, including the replacement of the old Internet Explorer with the new Microsoft Edge. And the latter has involved for many users a great improvement regarding its predecessor, as it comes along with a new engine and features (previously seen in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera) such as the possibility to install add-ons or extensions.
And they've also fixed its compatibility with other platforms beyond the PC. Before we couldn't download Internet Explorer for Android or iPhone but now we can do so with Edge. That's due to the company's strategy to approach other platforms with its ecosystem of applications in response to the failure of the Windows Phone operating system.
The version of Edge for iPhone is here
And just like we can download the APK of Edge for Android we can also get hold of this app for our smartphone or tablet made by Apple. But, who would want to download this browser developed by Microsoft? Well, mainly those users of Windows 10 that want to sync to the max their activity on their PC with their mobile devices (sorry for you guys still on Windows 7, as you know this browser isn't available for this platform).
In general, the opinions about Edge are better than those about Explorer.
The mobile adaptation of this development brings to iPhone and iPad all the features we've already seen in the desktop version, as well as others developed specifically for these devices:
- Sync your activity between Windows 10 and Apple's devices: continue your work where you let if off on another device.
- Sync all your browsing data such as favorites, passwords, saved articles or book, and customize your user experience.
- Make the most of the Hub View to manage all your contents from a single section and with just a quick glance.
- QR code reader accessible with just one click.
- Voice search.
- Private browsing tab.
Microsoft Edge or Chrome?
It will all depend on the type of user. Some people resort to Google's ecosystem of applications and functions beyond its search engine, such as Drive or Docs. But for those used to using Outlook, the rest of Microsoft Office tools, OneDrive or other services provided by the Redmond-based company, Edge might just well be the browser they're looking for.
What's new in the latest version?
- You can now set Edge as the default browser in iOS 14.
- You can sync tabs and history between devices.
- Bug fixes and general improvements.