Microsoft Edge Browser for Android Now Claims to Support eBooks
Launched in October, Microsoft’s Edge web browser for the Android always struck me as a product that was released so MS could check off another box, but it looks like I was wrong.
Microsoft released a new version of the Edge browser for Android yesterday that included a number of updates:
- Sign in with a school or work account
-Favorites and password syncing coming soon
- Adults with Microsoft family accounts can allow and block websites for their children
- Read books on the go
-Books from the Microsoft Store
-Bookmarks, annotation and highlights not supported
- Performance improvements
I was not able to test the ebook support MS added to its iOS web browser a couple weeks ago, but I do have a couple Android devices so I immediately installed Edge, logged in, and tried to read an ebook.
I have yet to succeed in either buying an ebook through the Edge browser or reading one. You can’t buy an ebook in the browser, but I did buy one through MS’s website.
I could not open it in the Edge browser, however; every time I tried, the app crashed. So while the changelog says the app supports ebooks, at this time the support is more theoretical than real.
You can find the app in Google Play.