Firefox introduced Reality - a browser for virtual and augmented reality

Mozilla has introduced a new type of browser Firefox Reality, which allows you not only to view content on the Internet in the traditional 2D format, but also to use the capabilities of augmented and virtual reality. Provided that they are implemented on a specific site - since the transition to digital worlds is still going with a creak, Mozilla did not dare to make a browser especially for one of the environments. We chose an intermediate solution.

According to Andre Vringo, head of mixed reality platform development at Mozilla, over the years they have had to rethink absolutely every aspect of how browsers work. Conduct countless consultations with hardware manufacturers, content creators and users on how to best enter text, use navigation, activate advanced options, and more. The result is a browser that dynamically provides priority and processing resources to the environment that the site authors envisioned dominating it.

To make it more interesting for users, the new browser has separate mechanisms for finding sites with support for virtual and augmented reality. If necessary - then in private mode. Mozilla is asked to take into account that not all declared functions work without errors, especially since we are talking about fundamental things that are just becoming available to users. You may have to give up something, like the 360-degree view support function or the usual bookmarks, replacing them with alternative solutions.

The browser is available in the online app stores for Viveport, Oculus and Daydream systems.