Mozilla Releases Firefox Reality Browser For AR, VR

Mozilla has released this week a new version of Firefox web browser designed for VR and AR headsets. The browser which is called the Firefox Reality, according to Mozilla, is intended to be used for augmented reality headsets instead of using PC or smartphones.

 

Firefox Reality Browser For AR, VR

 

What’s good with Mozilla’s Firefox Reality browser is that it is compatible with other platforms. The browser has been developed using opensource resources and is privacy-friendly. Firefox Reality also features a special interface for VR and AR headsets.

 

The company said that the new browser was built to discuss “new opportunities and challenges of browsing the immersive Web.” Mozilla’s attempt to use the emerging mixed reality web standards allows its global users to experience games. The company’s new browser also assured the users that no apps would be installed for a particular headset.

 

“The future of mixed reality is about delivering experiences, not about building applications. There shouldn’t be friction moving from one experience to another,” Sean White, Senior Vice President, Emerging Technologies, of Mozilla said in a blog post.

 

Moreover, Mozilla’s new browser was developed using the company’s technology and web engine Servo.

 

Mozilla, in another blog, pointed out that, “From the Servo team (who recently joined the Mixed Reality team), we will gain the ability to experiment with entirely new designs and technologies for seeing and interacting with the immersive web.”

Mozilla Unveils Firefox Reality Browser for AR and VR

Mozilla now offers an alternative browser for Firefox, one that supports AR and VR headsets.

In a blog post on Tuesday, Mozilla announced a new version of its Firefox web browser. This browser, dubbed Firefox Reality, is specifically designed to be used with virtual and augmented reality headsets.

According to Mozilla, the new mixed reality browser has been built to tackle “new opportunities and challenges of browsing the immersive Web.” It is meant to be cross-platform, privacy-friendly and open source.

With the use of emerging mixed reality web standards, Firefox Reality allows consumers to use it without installing additional apps. And unlike others, the new browser will work on various devices and platforms.

Senior Vice President of Emerging Technologies Sean White explains the product in detail. “The future of mixed reality is about delivering experiences, not about building applications. There shouldn’t be friction moving from one experience to another.”

As with their desktop browser, the VR-friendly browser is open source. The company has already released its source code and developer builds for different platforms on GitHub.

There is no news yet as to when the browser will be available to the public. What we do know for certain is that it will be available with HTC Vive Focus and other headsets supported by HTC’s Vive Wave VR platform at launch.

Mozilla will be releasing more updates for Firefox Reality in the coming weeks so stay tuned!