Microsoft Edge browser (Preview) now ready for download on the Play Store

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14 October, 2017

The Microsoft Edge browser is now available for Android users.

"We welcome the opportunity to continue to work with the Dutch DPA on their comments related to Windows 10 Home and Pro, and we will continue to cooperate with the DPA to find appropriate solutions", the Windows maker said in a blog post.

For Windows platform, it is still a great option, and for Android and iOS it brings incredible features like Syncing Bookmarks, history, etc. and in overall it gives continuous experience as it also brings the page where you left on PC or a smartphone.

On Friday, DPA said that they conducted a thorough investigation of Microsoft Windows 10 Home and Pro operating systems, and found that the users are not clearly informed "about the type of data it uses, and for which objective".

In the Netherlands over 4 million active devices use Windows 10 Home and Pro. They are not informed which data are being used for what goal, neither that based on these data, personalized advertisements and recommendations can be presented, if those users have not opted out from these default settings on installation or afterward.

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Microsoft is offering some cool features in the mobile version of its Edge browser. She also goes on to state that just as Microsoft has worked with French and Swiss data protection agencies to tweak its Windows 10 telemetry settings to comply with local ordinances, it is also willing to work with the Dutch DPA.

So you can head over to the Google Play Store and grab the app to get started.

"Due to Microsoft's approach users lack control of their data", claims the DPA. Do people know about this, do they want this? Inkpad document contents can also be collected when full telemetry is enabled.

The good news is that Microsoft says it's brining the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update next week-and that means everyone should enjoy and have access to the Continue on PC tool without the need for an insider build.

Microsoft Edge will also be used as the company's Kindle reader of sorts, with the app already having a dedicated section for Books which is presently empty and will contain your books purchased from the Microsoft Store in the future. On installation the telemetry level is set to full by default and the user is asked to accept the offered settings. Additionally, the Dutch DPA has established that Microsoft has not respected existing privacy choices from some users when they upgraded to the Creators Update.


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