Mozilla has today announced the availability of its new virtual reality and augmented reality browser which was previously unveiled in the form of Firefox Reality. The new browser that has been designed from the ground up to work with mixed reality, VR and AR headsets. From today those of you equipped with Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream VR or AR headsets can now download the Firefox Reality VR browser directly from the relevant application store.
Mozilla has added a number of useful features to the Firefox Reality browser including the ability to search the web using your voice allowing you to opt for searches generated using your headset microphone. Andre Vrignaud, Head of Mixed Reality Platform Strategy at Mozilla explains more about the development process which started from the blank page.
“We had to rethink everything, including navigation, text-input, environments, search and more. This required years of research, and countless conversations with users, content creators, and hardware partners. The result is a browser that is built for the medium it serves. It makes a big difference, and we think you will love all of the features and details that we’ve created specifically for a MR browser.”
“We spent a lot of time talking to early VR headset owners. We asked questions like: “What is missing?” “Do you love your device?” And “If not, why?” The feedback we heard the most was that users were having a hard time finding new games and experiences. This is why we built a feed of amazing content into the home screen of Firefox Reality.”
More details on what you can expect from the Firefox Reality browser jump over to the official Mozilla Blog by following the link below where downloads for each device are now available as well as listed below.
Firefox Reality Download for Oculus (supports Oculus Go)
Firefox Reality Download for Daydream (supports all-in-one devices)
Firefox Reality Download for Viveport (Search for “Firefox Reality” in Viveport store) – supports all-in-one devices running Vive Wave.
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