Microsoft Edge for Android updated to improve New tab newsfeed, and more

A preview version of Microsoft's popular browser, Edge, was released for Android back in October. After coming out of beta almost two months later, it soon surpassed one million downloads on the Google Play Store. Last month, the application was updated to include support for adaptive icons, among other changes.

Now, a new update has been made available to Edge for Android users, bumping the app to version 1.0.0.1656 and bringing a couple of interesting changes.

Unsurprisingly, the update brings performance improvements, along with bug fixes; these accompany almost every app update. However, other changes include better support for the newsfeed of the New Tab Page, allowing users to personalize their feed based on the selected region and language. Similarly, improvements to the option that enables users to set Edge as their default browser have been made.

The official changelog for the update reads as follows:

In this update we improved performance.

  • Support for New Tab Page newsfeed language/region customization
  • Improved the option that allows setting Microsoft Edge as default browser

At the time of writing, the popular browser holds a rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 on the Play Store based on user ratings. This is an improved score in comparison to its rating at the beginning of the year. In any case, if you're interested in these improved features, you can download the latest version of the application here.

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