Mozilla Releases VR and AR Firefox Browser for Oculus, Viveport, Daydream

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Mozilla Releases Firefox Reality VR Browser for Oculus Go, Daydream Headsets

Feature-wise, one important feature in Firefox Reality's is the ability to search the web using just your voice. "This is why we built a feed of unbelievable content into the home screen of Firefox Reality", Andre Vrignaud, Head of Mixed Reality Platform Strategy at Mozilla was quoted as saying in the official release notes.

Sean White, Chief R&D Officer of Mozilla said in a statement that the company is committed to the technology for the long-term and the version 1.1 of Firefox Reality will be introduced very soon. This took years of research and countless discussions with users, content creators and hardware partners. According to Mozilla: "Firefox Reality was specifically created to tackle all of the new opportunities (and challenges) that come with browsing in VR". For post-VR variations, Mozilla's work has moved onto a sequel called WebXR. This web browser makes use of voice search for searching while you step into an immersive computer-generated world. The company is also working with creators to ensure there's VR-ready content for users to browse, such as games, videos and experiences.

Firefox Reality promises users a VR-optimized web experience thanks to a focus on performance and usability, White said. The feedback we heard the most was that users were having a hard time finding new games and experiences. For this reasons, Firefox Reality puts a feed of VR and AR content front and center on its home screen. And at the start, Firefox Reality is missing some standard features you'd expect to be present in any browser.

Mozilla Releases Firefox Reality VR Browser for Oculus Go, Daydream Headsets
Mozilla Announce Release of Firefox Reality

Back in July, a standalone version of Chrome finally became available for Daydream VR.

As for availability of the application, it's now applicable for download on Oculus store and also supports Oculus Go; other VR stores like Google's Daydream and HTC's Viveport will also feature it.

The Daydream version can be downloaded from the Play Store, or from APKMirror. In the coming months, we will be adding support for bookmarks, 360 videos, accounts, and more. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic.

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