Microsoft Edge for Android now available as a preview

Last week, Microsoft announced that the company is bringing its Edge web browser from Windows 10 to Android and iOS devices. The company launched the browser for the iPhone last week as a preview, and the preview for Android is going live today.

Microsoft Edge for Android doesn’t differ too much from the iOS version (checkout our hands-on here). Microsoft Edge isn’t using its own EdgeHTML rendering engine like it does on Windows 10 — instead, it’s using the Blink engine on Android to offer the best browsing experience on the platform. Apart from that, the user-interface is almost the same as the iOS version, and features such as Continue on PC and bookmark syncing are also available. The browser also supports the Reading View which makes it easier to focus on the content on a web page and hide all the other distractions.

If you have an Android smartphone, you can get Microsoft Edge on it right now by signing up for the preview on the Google Play Store here. Once you sign up for the preview, the app will be available for installation on your device from the app listing here. The app is officially available for users in the United States, and if you can’t install it from the Google Play Store, you can grab the APK below:

Thanks for the tip, Pramod!

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