The larger percentage of users browsing the internet mostly comes from smartphone and a lesser value comes from PC users. Talking about smartphone web browsers, the most popular is actually the stock Android browser that most Android devices have pre-installed.
Other very popular Android web browsers includes Mozilla Firefox, UC Browser(I use it mostly for downloads), Dolphin and Opera mini.
You might ask, why would Microsoft Edge become my favorite web browser? In the preceding paragraphs, I will let you know why it’s so cool and why you should try Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Edge (codename “Spartan”) is a web browser developed by Microsoft and included in Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile and Xbox One, replacing the popular Internet Explorer as the default web browser on all device classes.
According to Microsoft, it is designed to be a lightweight web browser with a layout engine built around web standards. It has new features, including integration with Cortana, annotation tools, and a reading mode. I actually found out about its coming to Android and was a little bit sceptical and reluctant to download it.
Well, things actually changed when I first downloaded it.
I loved it instantly when I opened it and saw the colorful intro of its features. As time went on, I loved using it for most of my web surfing. Well, it took a lot of time to really choose but Microsoft Edge is the web browser I use the most on my Android.
Below are some of the reasons why I keep using it and my Launcher couldn’t help recommending it as my favorite browser.
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]When Blogging via my Android smartphone, Microsoft Edge has become my favorite[/su_highlight]
Surprised? That’s actually the truth. I have been using Google Chrome on my Android device to do most of my blogging when my PC isn’t close or has a low battery and it really worked in most aspects. Most of the things it couldn’t do while in the WordPress post editor, I do it with the WordPress official app which worked through a Jetpack connection to WordPress.com.
As time went on, I just had to manage or get used to the flaws. Most of the issues or instability comes when I am editing posts or links in posts. I also have issues with replying when most of the tools on the reply page don’t just load up. Most times, I leave it that way or look for alternatives(which is done through my PC)
Well, If you would like to know, I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 and it works pretty well for almost everything. Initially when Microsoft Edge became available for Android, I loved the news and finally decided to add it to the list of my web browsers. Used it for a while for normal browsing and it was boom, then when I used it to blog like Chrome, it was so perfect and flawless on the WordPress dashboard and post editor to the point I just had to use it as my favorite Android web browser.
I also use Microsoft Launcher which is also a lovely launcher.
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]Edge has a simple user interface[/su_highlight]
One thing most advanced mobile web browsers miss is the user interface. It packs a lot of features and settings but it isn’t properly arranged for easier access or navigation. For example, the first time you will use Puffin Browser, it takes some hit and miss to get things set up to your taste.
Edge(Microsoft Edge) on Android has a super simple user interface, settings and tabs for easy setup and navigation. Stuffs are properly arranged and easy to find. It’s so easy that you might feel it doesn’t have any advanced setting.
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]Microsoft Edge loads pages very fast[/su_highlight]
Most browsers even make fast loading pages look like snails. Once I notice a browser takes longer than normal to load a fast page, I look for an uninstall button. Fortunately, Microsoft Edge passed my speed test. Even if it can’t load pages as fast as Puffin web browser, it does it the right way.
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]Microsoft Edge PC and Mobile mode load pages and contents correctly[/su_highlight]
Its possible to see browsers rendering contents on web pages the wrong way. I often see this on Opera mini and sometimes on UC browser but recently, everything is perfect on the both. Microsoft Edge does a very perfect job in seamlessly rendering contents on a web page the way it was intended.
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]Microsoft Edge was able to detect and block a ton of harmful sites[/su_highlight]
Internet security is a very important topic when worldwide security issues are discused. Since a good number of people have access to the internet, most site or people are using the internet negatively.
Like most popular web browsers, Microsoft Edge has a powerful security feature that detects and block harmful sites and contents which might try to steal your personal information or inject harmful files into smartphone.
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]Microsoft Edge is very organised[/su_highlight]
Both on PC and mobile, Edge browser is very organised. You don’t get too many bookmarks here and there or unnecessary stuffs. All you get are about 4 or more popular sites which have interesting contents. That’s how a browser should be right?
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]Microsoft Edge is available for iOS and Android[/su_highlight]
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]Once you are signed in, your stuffs are sync in the backround[/su_highlight]
[su_highlight background=”#141512″ color=”#ffffff”]Edge is optimized to consume less power[/su_highlight]
Because of its lightweight and optimized design, it works super fast and consumes less battery. It was even compared to Google Chrome and other web browsers in a battery consumption test.
Tab switching on Microsoft Edge is very easy and fast. Switching from normal to private tabs is as easy as ABC. With its simplicity, anyone can use it well even for the first time. Microsoft Edge supports both 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Audio, giving you that crystal-clear, cinematic experience while browsing high quality media contents.
Edge has a better way of taking care of your favorites and what ever you find important. It has a feature called inking & sharing that allows you to write on any web page and share it to friends. It would be great for highlighting important parts on a web page.
Sometimes you just want to cut out the distractions and get immersed in an article or story. To make that easier, Microsoft built a reading mode feature into its new browser, Edge, which removes ads, banners and navigation elements from the page and changes the background to an easier to view color.
One of the best features of Microsoft Edge is the text reading mode which gives you the option to copy content from restricted sites.
You can quickly download Microsoft Egde to your Android via the Google Play store or on iTunes.
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