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Android only to provide a better way for Windows 10 and non-Windows phone users to synchronize their favorite books, folders, tabs, and read views, even if this is a by-product. Instead, Microsoft's primary intention to bring Edge to iOS and Android is to enhance the "Continue on PC" function it has announced for Windows 10.
"Far and away, the vast majority of our Windows 10 user iOS and Android smartphones have," said Joe Belfiore, Windows Experience VP, during a telephone conversation I had with him this past Monday. "However, there is no good system for connecting PC computers to these telephones. This two (ge for iOS and Android) applications will put it all together for all our clients.
" Continuous on Pc allows a user to transfer a website, application, photos and other information from their mobile phone to their Windows 10 computer more quickly and seamlessly. Rather than using the Microsoft EdgeHTML based rendered engines, the iOS Edge application uses the webkit like Apple, and the Android Edge application uses the Chromium Blink engines.
As of today, October 5th, iOS customers can test the Edge Previews application by using Apple TestFlight to access it. Mobile phones Android subscribers can log in to try the Android edition of the Edge pre-view application, from which Microsoft officials said that it will come "soon". Originally both Edge for iOS and Edge for Android will be in US English only, but Microsoft officers say they will be expanding into other languages/countries when the previews are expanded.
Some of the functions that are eventually included in the iOS and Android editions will not be available immediately after installation. iPad and Android tablet supports will be added sometime in the near term. For those of you who are trying these new applications, the only way to get the full "Continue on PC" feel is to be a Windows Insider.
However, once the definitive Windows 10 Fall Creators update is available, scheduled for October 17th, anyone with a Windows 10 computer that runs this release of Windows along with these new previews will be able to try the function "Continue on PC", officers said. As of this summers Microsoft is trying an early release of "Continue on PC" with Windows Insidern.
Keeping the Windows 10 PC from being connected to their iPhones or Android telephones, this release of the function allowed the tester to split a Safari or Chrome web page that they could watch on their Windows 10 PC by simply attaching an element to the release on their mobile phone.
As Belfiore said, Microsoft will still activate this release of the "Continue on PC" script, but it won't be as easy and feature-rich as the one available through the new iOS and Android applicationsdge. "We will not advertise this release (original "Continue on PC"), but we will not take it away," he said.
Today Microsoft also updates its Arrow Launcher for Android and renames it "Microsoft Launcher". "A Microsoft Launcher betas is available today on the Google Play Store for those who want to test it. As Belfiore said, Microsoft Launcher is more adaptable and feature-rich than Arrow. Microsofts wants Microsoft to let people come to see the launcher as the best way for Android telephone user to remain connected to their Windows 10 PC.
Mircrosoft adds the possibility to display persons as symbols on the Android startup monitor, so that finally end user will be able to call these contact directly, sending text and sending and receiving alerts. Microsofts is also working on making the launcher the best way to use the function "Continue on PC".
If you press and hold a photograph, for example, that photograph will open on a Windows 10 computer either immediately or later (via a shortcut in the Action Center), Belfiore said. Microsoft Launcher also contains a customized RSS Feed with messages, current activity, favorites, and most commonly used applications for those who want it.
A way to think about what Microsoft is doing with Android is to try to get some of the functionality that was loved by Windows Phone customers onto the phone as well. Belfiore noted that the capability to adjust the home display (though not with real life toys like Windows Phone), the emphasis on middle human beings, the capability to synchronize experience more smoothly between PC and mobile phone, are all characteristics of Windows Mobile/Windows Phone.
"These are all things that Windows Phone customers liked and still like and want to take with them (to Android)," he said. Microsoft's main motivation for launching these new applications for edges and launches is to try to find ways to preserve Windows PC's as part of the growing mobile-centric computer world.
In this context, Microsoft is still thinking about how and whether it could turn its Edge web app into an application available through the Windows shop, Belfiore said. Years ago, Microsoft officers said this was the way forward, but to date Microsoft has not disconnected the web browsers from the Windows 10 OS, so it can be upgraded independently and more often by the shop.
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