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Imagine finding yourself in a situation when you’re giving a presentation about your company’s products and have to use a competitor’s product just to get through your presentation because a similar product from your company fails. That’s precisely the situation a Microsoft engineer found himself in recently. He had to hit pause on his Azure presentation in a live demo session and install Google Chrome because Microsoft’s very own Edge web browser wouldn’t stop crashing.
This mildly amusing incident was recorded and even uploaded to YouTube by Microsoft itself. The presentation was aimed at showing potential Azure customers how they can migrate their apps and data to Microsoft’s cloud service.
Microsoft’s Edge web browser kept crashing halfway through the presentation. It got to the point that the employee threw in the towel and asked the audience for a minute because he needed to install Google Chrome.
He even remarked jokingly that his blunder “is not going to help make Google better,” when Chrome prompted him to select whether or not he wanted to share browser data and usage stats with Google.
The humor in this is not lost on the employee or the audience as giggling breaks out in the audience. The entire ordeal lasted for about four minutes and you can see it for yourself in the video posted above. It starts at around the 37:10 mark in the video.
It was reported earlier this week that Microsoft’s Edge browser could soon go multi-platform. The very next day, Microsoft officially announced that it was launching Edge for iOS and Android. Edge was initially released for iOS and Microsoft said that the Android version would arrive shortly. Today, it has rolled out Microsoft Edge for Android and it’s now available for download.
The Microsoft Edge for Android beta is now available for download from the Google Play Store. Edge users will find that most of the features that they already use on Windows 10 PCs are present on the mobile iteration of this browser, such as Reading List, Reading View, New Tab Page, and more.
Microsoft Edge for Android also has the ability to continue on PC. This feature allows users to immediately open the page they’re browsing on mobile on their PC seamlessly. They can save it to work on later as well when they’re on the PC.
Since it’s still in beta, several advanced features are missing. Cortana isn’t integrated and it’s also not possible to draw on webpages. There’s no support for ad-blocking, extensions, and syncing tabs. It may be a while before these advanced features are released for the Android version of Microsoft Edge.
Those who want to take it for a spin can head over to the Google Play Store right now and download the beta version of Microsoft Edge for Android. It’s compatible with devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and up.More...
We reported yesterday that the Microsoft Edge browser might be launched for iOS and Android later this month. Redmond has officially confirmed this today. Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android has been officially announced today. Microsoft Edge for iOS is available today in preview while the Android version will also be available in preview “soon.”
Those who are already using Edge on their Windows 10 PCs will find that Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android brings familiar features like Reading List, New Tab Page, Reading View, and more.
The mobile version of the browser has the ability to continue on PC, which means that users can immediately open the page that they’re looking at on their PC. They can also save it to work on later when they’re on the PC.
Some features like roaming passwords and support for iPads as well as Android tablets aren’t available at launch. However, they will arrive in the future. Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android will launch in US-English only.
Starting today, iOS users can test the preview Microsoft Edge app via Apple TestFlight. Android users can also sign up to be one of the first to test the preview app when it becomes available soon. iOS and Android users who want to test it out have to go here in order to sign up for the preview.
Microsoft Edge, the new browser that the company built from the ground up for Windows 10, might be released for iOS and Android soon. Rumor has it that Microsoft is going to make its Edge browser multi-platform by the end of this year. Bear in mind that these are just rumors at this point in time, there has been no indication as yet from Microsoft which could suggest that Edge will be making its way to iOS and Android.
Microsoft Edge has been well received by the Windows faithful after Internet Explorer became the punchline for all web browser jokes. Microsoft has continued to improve Edge’s feature set over the past year and people have been genuinely curious if it has any intention of releasing Edge for iOS and Android.
According to the latest rumors, Microsoft is planning to make Edge multi-platform by the end of this year. What this means is that the company now has three months to roll out the iOS and Android versions of its web browser.
It’s also claimed that Edge on iOS and Android will have all Bing services integrated, these include services like page translation and web search. It would make sense for the company to do this.
There’s still no clarity on this from Microsoft’s end so take this rumor with a grain of salt until we know more about Microsoft’s plans for Edge.