We're now just a couple of weeks away from the January 15 launch of Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser. The company is prepping for launch, now updating the beta version of Edge on Android so that you can choose whether to sync with the new one, or the EdgeHTML-based Edge Legacy. This option was already available, but it specifically referred to the Edge Insider channels for the new version, and to the legacy version simply as Microsoft Edge.
It also notes that "The new Microsoft Edge" will not sync with Edge Legacy, which is no surprise. Edge Chromium will start off by importing all of your favorites, passwords, and so on from either Edge Legacy or another browser that you might have on your PC. The assumption is that you're not using Edge Legacy, because frankly, most people aren't.
Latest Edge beta on Android changes the wording for syncing settings to old / new Edge. pic.twitter.com/erxCboBiZb— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) December 30, 2019
There's also a new Control Center included in the browser on Android, which was initially spotted in late October. Tapping on the ellipsis in the new navigation bar will bring up the menu with a variety of options.
Edge Chromium will launch on Windows in a couple of weeks, and it will support Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, along with macOS. That means that many users will be able to sync their mobile Edge browser to the desktop for the very first time.