This style of sharing is all part of Microsoft's push to build an ecosystem around your Windows 10 devices that can easily include Android and iOS mobile devices for cross platform/device sharing. Microsoft Edge will pull up the reading and information right onto your screen.
NSS Labs tested 36,120 test cases that included 1,136 unique and suspicious URLs over a 23 day period in August/September 2017 and found during the test, the Microsoft Edge browser blocked an average of 92.3% of phishing URLs; Google Chrome blocked an average of 74.5% of phishing URLs; and Mozilla Firefox blocked an average of 61.1%of phishing URLs.
The Android Edge app is to bring Favourites, Reading Page, New Tab and Reading View from PC to the phone version.
If you use Microsoft Edge on your Desktop/Laptop as your default browser this is great as you will be able to sync your bookmarks, history, reading list etc across devices.
They found being on a locked down OS did not confer any additional protection against phishing.
Microsoft Edge Preview for Android offers a range of features that you may have appreciated on its desktop client. Your browser and data will be synced, allowing you to continue where you left off from in any of your device. But for now this will work only for those who have Fall creators update on their computer. However, you need a Microsoft account used for logging in on your Android and Windows 10. So, if your version is 4.4 and above, you can head to the Google Play Store to download it.
As can be seen from the graphic above, this meant students were more protected on a Windows 10 S machine than a Chromebook, with both devices, due to their nature, already offering robust protection against other forms of malware.
While the browser war intensifies, Microsoft can only continue to push its Edge browser further across popular operating systems if it wants to remain relevant and not be pushed out of the market.