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    Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Designed to help synchronise browser activity between your smartphone and PC.
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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    They can just French Connection UK out of here if they think I'm putting it anywhere near my android phone.

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    I think they should at least make Edge the best browser on their own OS before they start on others.

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Don't Apple ban anyone from using a HTML/Javascript engine other than safari on iOS? I'm 99% sure firefox on iOS is just a wrapper around Safari due to this restriction. If so I'm guessing this is the case here? In which case its really just a bookmark sharing service...
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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    'One of the most common requests we hear from people who use Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 PCs is “we want our browser experience to move to our phones”
    The last thing I want is the 'Edge browser experience' - anywhere - and least of all, my phone
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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    I read elsewhere that what MS are calling Edge is just a frontend for each OS's standard browser backend.

    Webkit on iOS, and Blink on Android

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Ha, yeah that's not happening on my phone.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Lol, there is lot of hate for Edge , honestly i am using it sometimes instead of FF and it does the job nicely.
    The extensions are now available (wow, they took their time) and it is a nice browser.

    The Edge is realy owning the speed and responsivnes on tablet windows like Surface Pro by a lot.

    Another funny thing about ppl hating the Edge is that their never tried it for some reasons (i actually had this discussion with my coleagues at work). It may be similar as for myself - i wont use chrome just because .

    As for the phone, lets see the features, if they are appeling i might try and see, but for now i will stick with adblock browser

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    TBH i don't even use FF on my phone. PC yes, phone no.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    They can just French Connection UK out of here if they think I'm putting it anywhere near my android phone.
    Have you been reading my mind again?

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    I read elsewhere that what MS are calling Edge is just a frontend for each OS's standard browser backend.

    Webkit on iOS, and Blink on Android
    With iOS at least, they have no choice. Every browser on that platform has to use Apples rendering engine.

    No idea if the same is true on android.

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Have you been reading my mind again?
    No, unlike most major tech corporations I believe that would be an invasion of a person's privacy. Give them enough time however...

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    I think their first priority should be to sort out whatever is causing Edge to repeatedly crash on Win10 - having looked in reliability monitor, it seems to be happening on a lot of computers I've checked! I'm not sure if the latest cumulative update sorted it as I've not seen it happen since, but then again I've barely used it so it's hard to say...

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Putting product stability and reliability over (trying to) gaining market share? That's a novel concept, watercooled. Think it'll catch on?

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    They just can't keep off other platforms while abandoning their own, I can see the number of installs in the fraction of a percent.

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    Re: Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfclaw View Post
    They just can't keep off other platforms while abandoning their own, I can see the number of installs in the fraction of a percent.
    They have a serious issue somewhere in their corporate strategy department. They abandon their core strength, dabble in mobile buying out nokia only to do SFA with it. They then sell Nokia, ditch the mobile strategy while trying hardware. Then they claim they want to move to a service provider model, but seem to fail to grapse that a fundamental of such a strategy has to be to put the customer first and strive to meet their needs/wants rather than dictating to the customer what the company thinks it is they should want (or even put up with). Anyone with basic undergrad CS would be able to see they are not exactly steering themselves on a good course. On that lovely venn diagram of competitive advantage I would say they are wandering into in the green, if not into the blue altogether, and that is not a good long term prospect.


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