Firefox Reality, Mozilla's VR browser, is available for Oculus, Vive, Daydream

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Feature-wise, one important feature in Firefox Reality's is the ability to search the web using just your voice.

Mozilla says that, though it has just launched version 1.0 of the browser, version 1.1 will arrive soon.

The browser can also help you discover VR-friendly content. Mozilla's Head of Mixed Reality Platform Strategy Andre Vrignaud said the team spoke to early VR headset owners and repeatedly heard that content discovery is an issue.

Firefox Reality promises users a VR-optimized web experience thanks to a focus on performance and usability, White said. For post-VR variations, Mozilla's work has moved onto a sequel called WebXR. Upon opening version 1.0 of the browser, users are presented with immersive experiences - such as VR games and environments - that can be enjoyed directly from the browsers. This resulted in a browser created for the virtual reality medium it serves.

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While Firefox Reality supports text input via a virtual keyboard, that isn't always the easiest way to surf in VR. You could visit sites or play web-based VR games without ever taking off your headset, and it was the first time standalone Daydream headsets (like the Lenovo Mirage Solo) could access websites.

In fact, when you start the application we will see on the home screen various experiences and content that invite you to explore these new developments to squeeze even more our virtual reality glasses.

Because this is a 1.0 release of the Firefox Reality software, it does lack some features common to standard 2-D browsers.

Firefox Reality is available for download now in the Oculus, Daydream, and Viveport app stores. It is also available in the Viveport app store by searching for "Firefox Reality", and it also supports all-in-one devices running Vive Wave. Since this is the first version, Firefox Reality now doesn't have features like bookmarks and 360-degree video support, but these will be coming soon. 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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