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Edge beta for Android updated with new icon ahead of Chromium Edge for desktop launch

Edge Icon for Android
Edge Icon for Android (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The new Edge icon design is now available on Android.
  • Available now for beta testers.
  • Launching officially around January 15.

The Microsoft Edge Beta for Android has been updated today with a new icon that matches the icon introduced with the new version of Chromium Edge for desktop, ahead of its official launch on January 15. The new icon is something mobile users have been asking for since November, and Microsoft promised it would show up on mobile around the same time the new Edge launches on desktop officially.

Edge for Android (opens in new tab) is already based on Chromium, but Microsoft has been working on an updated design to match the version of Edge on desktop which features a customizable Control Center, and more. The new UI is only a minor refresh for the mobile app, but it's nice to see and brings the browser in line with the competition.

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The mobile version of Edge also now includes the ability to sync passwords, favorites, and more to the new version of Edge instead of the old one, however that behavior appears to be off by default for now. I assume this will be the default behavior once the new Edge launches official on desktop in just a couple of weeks.

For now, are you using Microsoft Edge on Android, and are you excited for the new version of Edge on desktop? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

13 Comments
  • Kinda wished the would have made the white transparent instead. Would look better on my homescreen
  • That would be inconsistent with all other Microsoft apps. I would guess that they use the background to ensure that the icon looks the same on every screen. Otherwise, the contrast with some backgrounds might make the icon indistinct or worse.
  • Anyone else expireincing inability to sync favorites? I have Dev Edge on Win10. Beta on Android. For the past week favorites sync is disabled and greyed in Edge in Win10. Everything else is setup correctly.
  • Syncing isnt great for me either. Its somewhat of a mess across my devices.. Surface Studio, Pro X and Galaxy Note.
  • As the article says, sync still not activated
  • I got it working, but I had to go into the Edge settings and change it to sync with new Edge instead of old.
  • I lost all my favourites when I install the original beta lost about 10 years woth as well lol
  • Is it me, or does it look similar to a tide pod?
  • Lol, it does!
  • I think it's similar to some browsers, watch out for claims.
  • I want send to my pc!
  • Is there any way to have the home button on the main screen anymore? I keep clicking the profile button😕
  • Can't wait for other design's to appear in third party icon packs.