Microsoft Edge Browser Expands to the iPad

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    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.

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    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
     
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    I bet all three Edge users will be very happy about this
     
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    Never use it as it’s a shambles on Windows, so can’t see it being any better on ipad.
     
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    Why? Its awful on a PC, there's zero reasons why I'd want to use it on an iPad.
     
  6. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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%.
     
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    Some folks still have desktop PCs.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Lol Microsoft troll department hard at work.
     
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    Troll Alert!!!! Troll Alert!!!! I saw him using a Zune too... HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!:p:p:apple::apple::apple:
     
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    Judging from the screenshot included in the post, at least one reason would be its ad-blocking feature!! :D
     
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    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.
     
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    Is the Edge's rendering engine or Safari's under the hood?
     
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    Portable music players, maybe?
     
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    And I bet the only users who will actually download that will be Microsoft employees testing on their company issued iPad.
     
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    That makes me more sad that Edge is so bad, not less.
     
  22. 341328 Suspended

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
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    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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