Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 262

Subscriber

Topic # 228599 13-Jan-2018 18:56
Send private message

Hi,

 

I've got a Nokia 8, everything is going great except Microsoft Edge isn't in the New Zealand Play Store. Anyone from Microsoft illuminate why that isn't the case? or is it the fact that Microsoft Edge was only launched in US English and I have my Android phone set up as something else?





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone Xs Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
4311 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1938250 13-Jan-2018 19:01
Send private message


1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 262

Subscriber

  Reply # 1938263 13-Jan-2018 19:15
Send private message

bradstewart: Can you access it from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.emmx

 

The problem is that it says my device (Nokia 8) isn't compatible on the Google Play website (when accessed via my browser on my computer) and on the Google Play application (on the phone itself) that the application isn't available for my country. I find it pretty hard to believe that a Nokia 8 isn't compatible enough to run Microsoft Edge.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone Xs Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 


4311 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1938264 13-Jan-2018 19:18
Send private message

That's weird. It installs just fine on my S8.

Click to see full size



1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 262

Subscriber

  Reply # 1938265 13-Jan-2018 19:27
Send private message

bradstewart: That's weird. It installs just fine on my S8.

Click to see full size

 

In a fit of optimism I've fired off a email to the Microsoft development team - I won't hold my breath but worse case I might need to side load, something that should be avoidable if Microsoft got their act together.

 

Btw, just out of curiosity, what language did you select when you set up your S8?





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone Xs Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 


4311 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1938274 13-Jan-2018 19:52
Send private message

English UK. The language shouldn't affect it. Play store restrictions are by OS version, country or device though.

Have a look on APK mirror for the latest APK to sideload.



1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 262

Subscriber

  Reply # 1938316 13-Jan-2018 19:58
Send private message

bradstewart: English UK. The language shouldn't affect it. Play store restrictions are by OS version, country or device though.

Have a look on APK mirror for the latest APK to sideload.

 

I'm on Android Oreo (8.0), I'm in New Zealand, my language is UK - I'm wondering whether there is a block on it because I'm on Oreo.

 

Btw, how do you opt in for the beta version? maybe that'll work given the latest beta has noted that the target is 8.0 according to a apk mirror I was looking at.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone Xs Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 


4311 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1938320 13-Jan-2018 20:05
Send private message

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.microsoft.emmx 

Try that. It might be Oreo, I just noticed I can't actually find it on my S8 when I search. It's just listed in my library. Also on Oreo now, used to work fine on Nougat.


2864 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 491


  Reply # 1938393 13-Jan-2018 22:04
Send private message

matisyahu:

 

bradstewart: Can you access it from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.emmx

 

The problem is that it says my device (Nokia 8) isn't compatible on the Google Play website (when accessed via my browser on my computer) and on the Google Play application (on the phone itself) that the application isn't available for my country. I find it pretty hard to believe that a Nokia 8 isn't compatible enough to run Microsoft Edge.

 

 

Do you have someone with a device that shows it as available/compatible? If so get them to download it and then download "Send Anywhere" onto both devices and then send the app to the Nokia 8 via Send Anywhere. I've use this method quite a bit for apps that don't show up in APK Pure or similar.

 

 

 

While Edge seems to have some unique features unless you need really these I'd recommend Opera broswer. For my money it is the gold standard mobile browser. You can sync favourites and bookmarks across devices, inluding desktops/laptops, download pages for offline viewing, use private mode etc etc.





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


1753 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 396

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1938405 13-Jan-2018 22:53
Send private message

Has this been released now? I thought it was still in extended beta




________

 

Antonios K

 

 

 

Click to see full size


5272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2287

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1938433 13-Jan-2018 23:20
Send private message

Not showing for me when I search Play store, but does show in my library. S8, Android 7.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com




1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 262

Subscriber

  Reply # 1938435 13-Jan-2018 23:36
Send private message

I did something sneaky to get it working; I pulled out my sim, reset it, I then created a Google account via a VPN to the United States but I used my NZ mobile phone for confirmation. Long story short, I now have edge on my phone.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone Xs Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 




1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 262

Subscriber

  Reply # 1938729 14-Jan-2018 19:58
Send private message

matisyahu:

 

I did something sneaky to get it working; I pulled out my sim, reset it, I then created a Google account via a VPN to the United States but I used my NZ mobile phone for confirmation. Long story short, I now have edge on my phone.

 

Just a follow up - I loaded on Opera VPN, set the end point to the United States, and I cleared data/cache from the Play Store, I then opened it up and I can install Cortana etc. without any problems. Not the most ideal scenario but it works which is the important part. Side note: learned something interesting about Wordpress domains, mail forwading, and the consumer outlook.com in the form of aliases - saved a few bucks by not having to pay for hosting plus a free loaded on an family Office 365 subscription.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone Xs Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 




1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 262

Subscriber

  Reply # 1944555 21-Jan-2018 23:21
Send private message

Just a follow up, I gave it a go, I really did but god knows Microsoft doesn't seem to want people to use Edge let alone their services given what a horror story it is. Moved to Gmail, went all Google and got chrome on my laptop and mobile phone. Yes, I'll trade 1-2 hours of battery life for sanity gained.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone Xs Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 


gzt

10254 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1576


  Reply # 1944601 22-Jan-2018 09:16
Send private message

It's a regional release plan last time I looked. Don't know currently.

The official page says enter your email or SMS to get a download link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge-mobile

1753 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 396

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1944603 22-Jan-2018 09:33
Send private message

gzt: It's a regional release plan last time I looked. Don't know currently.

The official page says enter your email or SMS to get a download link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge-mobile


This works... but talk about making in harder than it needs to be




________

 

Antonios K

 

 

 

Click to see full size


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.