Microsoft Edge Browser Expands to the iPad

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Microsoft today announced that its Microsoft Edge browser is available for download on the iPad and Android tablets, four months after it was first released for the iPhone and Android smartphones.

    Designed to create a seamless browsing experience for Windows 10 users who also have Apple or Android devices, the Microsoft Edge browser features content and data syncing between the iOS version of the app and the PC version.


    A "Continue on PC" feature lets users push websites from a PC to a mobile device and vice versa (Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update required) and the "Hub View" features easy access to favorites, reading list, history, and books.

    Passwords, favorites, and reading lists are all synced across devices where a user is signed in to create a personalized browsing experience no matter which device a PC user is browsing on.

    Microsoft Edge also features a built-in QR code reader, voice-based search, and an InPrivate browsing mode.

    Microsoft Edge for iPad and iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link] There's also a new version of the browser for Android tablets, available from Google Play.

    Article Link: Microsoft Edge Browser Expands to the iPad
  2. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
  3. Doomtomb macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I bet all three Edge users will be very happy about this
  4. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Never use it as it’s a shambles on Windows, so can’t see it being any better on ipad.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why? Its awful on a PC, there's zero reasons why I'd want to use it on an iPad.
  6. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    I see no point in this. First of all it's not even really Edge since it uses the built in webkit engine in iOS.
  7. mdbradigan macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2014
    Nashville, TN area
    Am with others - I don't understand the use case for this? That said, the Outlook app was my favorite mail client on iOS for a good while, so I am willing to reserve judgement. I just don't see what this provides that isn't served by Chrome / FF / Safari on iPad. I have Edge on my computer and don't find it particularly compelling. Fail to see what positive impact this would have on ipad?
  8. luvbug macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2017
    Getting closer every day!
  9. Vjosullivan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2013
    They’re that little company whose operating system runs over 95% of all laptops. Not sure if Apple have ever cornered a majority in any market let alone 95%.
  10. jblagden macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2013
    Some folks still have desktop PCs.
  11. luvbug macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2017
    Getting closer every day!
    Yes, indeed, and all 95% have to deal with some of the poorest system software ever written. Having spent over 35 years as a software and systems engineer, all I can say is that I cringed every time I had to deal with MS/Windows, an unstable unreliable and totally unintuitive piece of crap, IMHO. And let's not talk about supporting industry-wide standards. Remember when you had to buy a third-party TCP/IP stack for Windows, because they didn't support it natively? It was as though they went to sleep and woke up about 5 years after the Internet went mainstream. Just my opinion, of course.
  12. Regime2008 Suspended


    Oct 3, 2017
    Basshead in ATL
    That's definitely an opinion of the minority. I have the complete opposite view on the differences in OS. All of Apples OS seem to be extremely limited, poorly supported, bugs galore, shoody, etc. I stick to Windows and Android, as they have all the flexibility for my needs. Then again, it sounds like you haven't used Windows in many years.
  13. nvmls macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2011
    Lol Microsoft troll department hard at work.
  14. AZMecha macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2015

    Troll Alert!!!! Troll Alert!!!! I saw him using a Zune too... HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!:p:p:apple::apple::apple:
  15. silvetti macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2011
  16. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    Judging from the screenshot included in the post, at least one reason would be its ad-blocking feature!! :D
  17. alexgowers macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2012
    I honestly do love Microsoft, they have very very good coders and software/os. Edge however is on another level of bad. It’s got far hardware for ms to compete since android is most people’s first computer, chrome with its syncing options just dominates, it also helps it’s fast and reliable.

    I personally use safari but edge would be a distance fourth or even fifth choice if I were on windows and android.

    Edge isn’t really that bad either. But their insistence that it use the same ‘e’ as the dreaded explorer logo means instant hatred for most.

    I hope ms also change course on their malware and spyware in windows. They can’t even give away win 10, win 8.1 is x10 better. The updates also just keep making it worse. I do love ms and Apple but both have lost their way, hell chrome os might have a shot if they changed a few things and got game support.
  18. sfwalter macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    Is the Edge's rendering engine or Safari's under the hood?
  19. B4U macrumors 68020


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    Portable music players, maybe?
  20. krfr macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2015
    And I bet the only users who will actually download that will be Microsoft employees testing on their company issued iPad.
  21. TryTheFish71 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2018
    That makes me more sad that Edge is so bad, not less.
  22. 341328 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2009
    All browsers on iOS use basically the same underlining engine as safari.
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    Same as Chrome in iOS, they all use safari engine.
  23. jasonkratz macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2015
    Not sure what "shoody" is but none of your statements about macOS are true. Bugs? Sure. Every OS has em. They fix them. MS does the same thing (Patch Tuesday in fact, they've been doing it for 15 years). "Extremely limited"? What does that even mean? Limited how? There are no limits. And the indie software market on macOS is light years ahead of Windows. Best day at work was the day I was able to finally switch to a Mac from a Windows machine.
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    The same reason people use Firefox or Chrome on the iPad. I use Firefox because I want to sync with my other systems.
  24. GadgetBen macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2015
    I’ve been reading a few articles on here now recently and that Douche has been everywhere replying to anyone who mentions Windows with ridiculous statements.

    Clearly a Microsoft troll, must be their new campaign!
  25. rafark, Mar 26, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018

    rafark macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2017
    Nobody wants that crap. I've used it here and it can't even handle Mac-rumors homepage.. it freezes and reloads over and over...
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    I've an I-mac but I have to use a sheetty laptop too and it's as terrible as it's always been.

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