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Microsoft had one of the most promising mobile operating systems ever... but it failed. Back before the days of the smartphones as we know them (let's call it the pre-iPhone era), Microsoft's Windows CE was the operating system that powered a vast variety of pocket-sized computers and PDAs.

 

But when it came to smartphones, Microsoft's mobile platform never gained the traction it needed to even have a chance to make its presence felt in the world's mobile operating system market.

Published by on under Android | Mobile

With the advent of the mass-marketed smartphone, the iPhone, in 2007, small-functionality native apps were a logical functionality solution. Small, compact pieces of software providing everything from weather reports to mobile games were available at a tap of our screen for 99 cents (or free) from an online store.

 

Android-based mobile devices followed Apple’s example, and the native app reigned supreme for several years, providing a more tailored experience that appeared much safer than the terrifying primordial, virus-riddled soup of web-based applications.

Published by on under Android | HTML

Microsoft Edge browser, which was first introduced with Windows 10 operating system, has now been extended to be available on mobile devices running iOS and Android operating systems.

 

If you are an insider, running iOS and Android, you can now experience the features like Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View of Microsoft Edge browser on your phone.

Published by on under Android | iOS