After replacing the ailing Internet Explorer browser on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox Consoles, Microsoft is gradually rolling out its new Edge browser on a number of other popular platforms as well. The company released an iPhone version of Edge in November 2017, and now they’re preparing to release a scaled-up version of the app for the iPad.
Microsoft released a beta version of the iPad app on March 16, and a general release is expected to come sometime in the near future.
This beta version includes many of the same features as the Edge app for iPhone, including the popular “Continue on PC” function that allows users to transition seamlessly from one device to another. It’s interesting to note that it does not currently offer split-screen support, but there’s a good chance this feature will be included in the iPad app’s general release. The Edge beta for iPad also includes a number of performance upgrades that are likely to be implemented into the iPhone version as well.
Whether or not Microsoft will be able to convert users from other iOS browsers remains to be seen, but the response to Edge’s beta release on the iPad has been generally positive so far. That said, there’s more competition than ever in today’s browser market, and it won’t be easy for Microsoft to dethrone popular alternatives like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
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