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Mozilla ’s mixed reality browser Firefox Reality went live on Facebook’s Oculus Quest VR headset offering users an alternative to the built-in Oculus browser. Mozilla first announced Firefox Reality for mobile VR headsets like the HTC Vive Focus last April.The non-profit proceeded to release versions for Oculus Go and Google’s Daydream VR platform last September, and announced a partnership with HTC to bring Firefox Reality to high-end VR headsets like the HTC Vive last in January. Mozilla’s cross-platform VR/AR web browser Firefox Reality  has come a long way in the last year, transitioning from an April 2018 preview to an official release on multiple platforms, then becoming  HTC’s browser of choice for Vive devices.

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Mozilla ’s mixed reality browser Firefox Reality went live on Facebook’s Oculus Quest VR headset Thursday, offering users an alternative to the built-in Oculus browser. Mozilla first announced Firefox Reality for mobile VR headsetslike the HTC Vive Focus last April. The non-profit proceeded to release versions for Oculus Go and Google’s Daydream VR platformlast September, and announceda partnership with HTC to bring Firefox Reality to high-end VR headsetslike the HTC Vive last in January. The change comes as the telco plans to launch test pilots in select markets of a new internet-streaming TV service, which called AT&T [...] Drake, the Canadian music artist and Toronto Raptors mega-fan, is getting into the sports-media business with a major assist from NBA superstar LeBron James.
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Mozilla’s cross-platform VR/AR web browser Firefox Reality has come a long way in the last year, transitioning from an April 2018 preview to an official release on multiple platforms, then becoming HTC’s browser of choice for Vive devices . The core element in the free app is a simplified web browsing and video playback interface that initially floats inside a cartoony, pseudo-3D environment users can choose between backdrops ranging from a meadow to a cave and underwater settings. In addition to serving as a conduit to immersive VR web content, which can run in a flat or curved resizable window or completely fill stereoscopic VR displays, Mozilla supports 360-degree videos and traditional webpages.
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Now, according to a press statement , users on Quest can jump into the immersive web with what Mozilla calls sharp text, high quality videos, and a seamless transition from 2D to 3D immersive modes. The company also boasts that Firefox Reality for Quest is the best VR web browsing experience due toOculus Quest’s boost in performance and capabilities. On all platforms however, Firefox Reality has Enhanced TrackingProtection enabled by default, which aims to protect users from tracking and collection of personal data by ad networks and tech companies. Mozilla additionally says the browser’s Enhanced Tracking Protection works in the background and actually increase[s] the speed of the browser.
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Ever since the launch of Firefox Reality by Mozilla last year the company has been gradually scaling up the project by adding new features and support of devices like Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 . The Firefox Reality VR web browsing experience has been tailored to Oculus Quest’s performance capabilities so that you can use its 6 degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) control for anything on the app, whether that’s watching an immersive video or meeting up with friends in Mozilla Hubs . Firefox Reality is available for free via Oculus Store for Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and Gear VR; Viveport for HTC Vive Focus and the Google Store for Daydream View.