Microsoft Edge crosses 1 million downloads on Android

Just a week after its official launch out of preview, Microsoft Edge for Android has crossed one million downloads. The milestone comes after Edge initially launched with more the 500,000 downloads already under its belt.

The number comes from the Google Play Store's own download tracker. Edge is also currently listed as the third most-popular free app in the "Communication" category on Google Play. The next milestone of five million downloads will take a little longer to reach, but hitting a million downloads a week out from launch, and two months since initially hitting preview, isn't too shabby.

Microsoft originally launched Edge on iOS and Android in preview in October as a way for heavy Edge desktop users to sync their passwords, favorites, and reading lists between devices. The mobile app also lets you pick up where you left off with a "Continue on PC" feature.

Currently, Edge for Android is available in Australia, Canada, China, France, India, the UK and the U.S. We should see additional markets added over time.

If you're already using Edge for Android, let us know what you think. And if you have yet to give it a shot, you can grab the app from Google Play now.

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