Recently Microsoft introduced Windows 11. It is gaining new features and design changes with the new Preview builds. The OS comes with a new Microsoft Store as a one-stop destination to browse and install apps, games, and movies. The company said the new Store will get some apps soon. Today, the Microsoft Edge browser made its way into it and is available for download.
Back in June, Microsoft revealed Windows 11 Store will get the following apps
- Adobe Creative Cloud,
- Microsoft Teams, Visual Studio, Paint, and Notepad.
As of writing, Microsoft Edge is available in Microsoft Store on Windows 11 with “Microsoft Corporation II” as publisher.
Here are some points to ponder:
Microsoft Edge for Windows 11 is available in Microsoft Store for download
- We’re not sure neither the app is genuine nor the publisher is Microsoft unless the Redmond firm confirms.
- We can only assume Microsoft may publish its new Apps for Windows 11 with this Publisher name.
- Search for Edge and click the install button for ” Microsoft Edge browser”
- Microsoft Edge’s install experience on Windows 11 isn’t changing despite its being downloaded from Store. When you download Edge from Microsoft Store, it installs outside the Store by running the installer on your computer.
- The Edge installed this way may update itself directly from Windows 11 Store.
But, Microsoft Edge comes with Windows 11 by default.
So a question comes to mind, what’s the point of publishing it to Store?
In fact, Mozilla too is preparing to bring Firefox Windows 11 Store as a packaged desktop app
We should expect other apps such as Chrome, Brave, and non-browser apps to follow suit also if that happens.
Now there are no restrictions for developers, Microsoft has rebuilt the Microsoft Store in a way to meets the expectations of developers and customers.
What’s your take on this? Let us know in the comments below. [Thanks to Lumia]
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