Microsoft Edge gets picture-in-picture mode on Android Oreo and later
Android users who enjoy the mobile version of Microsoft Edge can finally take advantage of the picture-in-picture mode available in Google's operating system starting with Oreo. Unfortunately, the latest update for Microsoft's mobile browser does not come with any other noticeable changes.
According to the official release notes, the latest Microsoft Edge for Android update comes with picture-in-picture mode on devices with Android 8.0 Oreo or later, as well as "general bug fixes and performance improvements," as usual. However, there seems to be a tiny problem with the version number reporting on Google Play. According to the Google Play Store page, today's update is labeled 220.127.116.1138. On my phone (Xiaomi Mi A1 running Android 9.0 Pie), I updated the app and I ended up running version 18.104.22.16826. Obviously, there is nothing special about my version, but Microsoft should pay attention to these details.
Microsoft Edge for Android comes in a rather large package — 80 MB in size — and has been installed by over 5,000,000 users so far. Its list of features includes AdBlock Plus, Reading view, Microsoft Rewards, the ability to sync content with a Windows 10 device, private tabs, and so on.
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