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A new market opens up for Microsoft Edge, and here it has the opportunity to assert itself as best as it can. Microsoft Edge launched a few months ago on Android through the Google Play Store and already has more than 5 million downloads.
Microsoft Edge has several features that make it a browser to consider for the millions of users on the Internet. However, the PC market is clearly dominated by Chrome and Firefox, as people are more accustomed to these browsers and feel more comfortable.
Also, the Android market seems conquered by Chrome which comes pre-installed on virtually any device powered by Android. In the second place, there is Safari which is the pre-installed browser on every iOS-powered device.
However, we will resume to Android devices today.
But, only a few weeks after launching on Android, Microsoft and its Edge browser managed to grow in popularity surprisingly fast and may become a very fierce competitor for the before-mentioned renowned browsers on Android.
Microsoft Edge on Android reached 5 million downloads
Microsoft Edge launched a few months ago on Android via the Google Play Store and already has more than 5 million downloads.
Microsoft Edge has been particularly popular with mobile users because it now includes a native advertising blocker that helps smartphone browsing a lot faster and less annoying, as advertising is usually much more disturbing and brutal on sites dedicated to mobiles.
Moreover, the browser offers exactly what the desktop version offers, as well as being able to scan QR codes without the need for another application.
Microsoft is doing well with Edge in the Google Play Store and if it stays well, it can make a niche for itself within the smartphones and tablets markets.