The name of the game in the technology world right now is inter-connectivity and synchronisation, and while Apple and Google had taken a lead in this department, Microsoft is finally showing signs of catching up. Microsoft has announced that they are bringing the Edge browser to Android and iOS, which is a good move for the company, especially with the inter-connectivity promised with it.
Microsoft promises that with the Edge browser, you can browse seamlessly across your PC and mobile, with the sync on in the background. This would provide the freedom for users to go anywhere and pick up right where they left off by easily syncing content between their mobile device and Windows 10 PC.
Passwords and favourites are synced across all devices and the browser is always personalized for the user. Initially Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android will launch only in US-English with the previews going live for now.
Moving on to the Microsoft Launcher, this is Microsoft’s big attempt to try their hand at an Android UI which could be of help for them with their future devices. Sadly this is only restricted to Android since Apple does not let third-parties to mess with the UI and experience they provide for their users.
The Microsoft Launcher is based on the new fluent design that the company introduced recently in their Insider update. All the recent photos, documents and other key actions of the user can be continued on the PC from the phone.
As for the key features of the Microsoft Launcher, it comes with a Feed which can be launched with just a quick swipe-to-the-right. This is going to offer a tailored feed for the user’s important events, top news, recent activities, favourite people and most frequently used apps.
Visually the Launcher has many ways to let the user personalize the phone, like an easy way to set colours of backgrounds— along with a new ‘gesture’ support that will let even hard-core customizers create a more productive environment.
The Microsoft Launcher is essentially an updated version of the Arrow Launcher project that the company had been in the company’s Garage. All users on the Arrow Launcher beta will automatically be upgraded to the Microsoft Launcher, and any other Android users can join the preview of Microsoft Launcher beginning October 5.