Although Microsoft finished up with its smartphone business after heavy losses on Lumia project but the company decided to continue developing Android apps and the most recent is the Microsoft Edge browser – the default one for Windows 10.
Just two months earlier, we’ve seen the beta version of the app rolling out for Android platforms. Surprisingly, the Android version of Microsoft Edge has passed 1 million downloads mark in just two weeks.
However, this number has no comparison with the figures achieved by other Microsoft apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive having over 100-million download threshold. Even Microsoft’s Authenticator app that provides a two-step authentication process for Microsoft products and services already passed the one-million-download number.
If we consider two weeks period, this figure is impressive in the sense that it took two months to remove beta tag and two weeks to achieve one million mark. At the moment, Edge is the third most-popular free communication app on the Play Store, with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp the only apps in front.
The Edge has a considerable edge over other browsers in that it is really easy to integrate with your Windows platform browsing experience without fear of any loss or sloppiness. An icon in the bottom navigation bar allows you to ‘pick up where you left off’ on your Windows 10 PC. Edge also includes a solid number of features, like Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View.
Microsoft Edge on Android may become a full-of-feature alternative to the Chrome – the default browser on many Android smartphones. Although it might not feature extension support, something we really miss when navigating through ad-heavy webpages, but Edge is a solid alternative to the likes of Firefox and Opera as well.
In the end it is the time to give another download number to Microsoft Edge from Google Play Store. Click here to do that.