Microsoft Edge is quite a popular mobile web browser that directly competes with Safari and Chrome on both Android and iOS platforms. Microsoft is continuously working to improve and add new functionalities to its mobile web browser. Last year it has surpassed 1 Million Downloads. Of late, the company has rolled out an update for the beta version of the app. With Microsoft Edge beta version 188.8.131.522, the company has added built-in support for web page translation, Bing Rewards, integration with Windows 10 Timeline and some performance improvements. The company will be rolling out new features after introduction of native ad-blocking integration to the mobile web browser earlier this year.
The web-page translation feature is currently being tested as a part of the beta version and will soon be available for the stable version of the app. It proves quite handy as it automatically translates a foreign language website to the native language configured on your device. With addition of this new feature, Edge users no longer require any external translator.
New Features of Microsoft Edge
Apart from the web page translation feature, Microsoft Edge for Android gets support for Bing Rewards. It resolves an issue where users were unable to claim rewards for using Microsoft Edge as their default browser.
Moreover, the beta version of the app brings integration of Timeline with Windows 10. This useful feature lets you see all the activities of the Android smartphone on your computer.
Furthermore, the company has enabled secure connection to corporate intranets. The beta version is also said to bring bug fixes and improves overall performance of the app. Since the said features are part of the beta testing, it may take quite some time to reach the end users via stable version.
If you’re already using Microsoft Edge for Android and missing the above said useful features, it’s time to rejoice. Do you think with these new features under the hood, will Microsoft Edge be able to outperform Safari and Chrome? Please let us know your views and feedback on Microsoft Edge for Android.