Imagine downloading a large document or file and closing the browser, only to have the download continue in the background uninterrupted. This background download feature will arrive on Windows 10 Mobile, but not immediately at launch. This is a great step forward considering the Redmond giant previously stated that this feature was not planned.
Microsoft’s Principal Program Manager Lead on the Microsoft Edge team, Charles Morris, took it to Twitter to answer the burning question of whether or not this feature would appear in the next build of Windows 10 Mobile. Morris cited his colleague Ade Bateman by stating that this feature is being worked on but will likely not be available when Windows 10 Mobile hits RTM. “We’re working on it but we’re not sure when it will be ready. Probably won’t be in the first release,” Program Manager Ade Bateman stated on Twitter.
Microsoft has several other features to work on too, including extension support, and will likely roll out an updated Edge browser for Windows 10 Mobile at a later date. Keep in mind that Edge is an app, which means Microsoft can easily update it and push it out via the Store.
@PrayagMayur I found the right person. We’re working on it but we’re not sure when it will be ready. Probably won’t be in the first release.
— Ade Bateman (@adrianba) June 19, 2015
— Charles Morris (@morris_charles) June 20, 2015
Thanks for the tip, Mayur!