The application is available for download today.
Since Mozilla launched Firefox Reality last year, the company has gradually expanded the project, adding new features and support for devices such as Microsoft’s HoloLens 2. Two Oculus headsets support the Virtual Reality (VR) browser, Oculus Go and Gear VR, and today a third one has been added to this list, the Oculus Quest.
The Firefox Reality VR web browsing experience has been adapted to the performance capabilities of the Oculus Quest, so you can use your 6 degrees of freedom control (6DoF) for anything in the app, be it an exciting video or meeting with friends in Mozilla Hubs.
Firefox Reality has a number of features, such as improved tracking protection, which blocks spy sites, collecting personal data for advertising networks and technology companies. The option is enabled by default, says Janice von Itter, Mozilla staff program manager’s blog:
“We firmly believe that confidentiality should not be attributed to the advanced settings. As an added bonus, these protections run in the background and actually increase the speed of the browser. ”
And to make sure that Firefox Reality can be used by as many people as possible, the application currently supports 10 different languages, including Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Wider language support is on the way, plus Firefox Reality can be controlled by voice to search the Internet instead of typing text, which generally makes the process faster and easier.
In 2019, Mozilla plans to roll out WebXR specification support, multi-window browsing, bookmark synchronization, and SteamVR. The latter was announced back in April, which will allow the application to use any SteamVR compatible headset, such as the Oculus Rift / Rift S, HTC Vive and Valve Index. This supplement is expected this summer.
This week, several other Oculus Quest updates have appeared, including the Oculus Venues and improved tracking accuracy for the Oculus Touch controllers.
Firefox Reality is available for free via the Oculus Store for Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and Gear VR; Viveport for HTC Vive Focus and Google Store for Daydream View.
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