Microsoft has rolled out a new update to its Edge browser that brings Edge for Google Chrome OS to Android.
This new update is rolling out in the US for the first time and will also be available to users in the UK and Europe.
Microsoft says it’s adding support for Google’s latest Android API, so users can now use Chrome’s built-in search engine to find websites that match their search terms.
The feature is intended to help Chrome OS users to find a website more quickly and easily.
The update also adds support for the Google Play Store, and it includes a new “Advanced” setting for Edge to enable offline mode.
“You can now save your browsing history for offline browsing,” the company notes.
“This means you won’t need to sync your history with Google to save offline browsing history.”
It also adds the ability to search by title or title range, which is useful if you want to see more than one page for a particular title.
“For example, if you search for ‘hot dogs’ on the first page, the results will include all hot dogs.
But if you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see the results for ‘bacon hot dogs,’ which include bacon hot dogs and bacon.”
“We’ve also added the ability for you to share your browsing data between Chrome and Google to help keep your browsing and data secure.”
Google’s search engine can be a bit of a pain on Android devices, with Chrome’s lack of offline support and lack of support for Chrome extensions like extensions that use Google’s own services.
Chrome OS devices will be able to use Google Assistant to ask Cortana for information, and Edge will also have the ability “to ask for specific URLs and to ask for additional context information to improve your experience,” the browser says.
The new update also includes a number of fixes and performance improvements, including the ability now to search for specific phrases in Chrome’s search bar.
Google has also released a Chrome OS beta version of Edge for Windows 10, and Microsoft is also testing the beta on Macs and tablets.
The company says the update will be rolled out to users starting April 24.