Mozilla today announced that they are working on a web browser named Firefox Reality for virtual and augmented reality (or mixed reality) headsets. Firefox Reality is built from the ground up to work on stand-alone XR headsets. During the initial development phase, Firefox Reality source code will run in developer mode on Daydream and GearVR devices VR devices.
Even though most of the AR/VR platforms have their own web browser, they are closed, and platform specific. Firefox Reality is trying to be the independent web browser that will work on a wide variety of devices and platforms.
Here at Mozilla, it’s our mission to ensure that the Internet is an open and accessible resource that puts people first. Currently, the world can browse the open web using our fast and privacy-focused Firefox browser, but continuing that mission in a rapidly changing world means constantly investing our time and resources into new and emerging technologies – and realities.
Learn more about this announcement here.