Firefox is Building a New Browser for Augmented and Virtual Reality

Although it is in the early stages, Spigot, Inc shares the news from Mozilla regarding development of their open source browser, Firefox Reality.

Mozilla has revealed that it is developing a web browser to work with standalone virtual and augmented reality headsets.

The open-source software company said its new browser, Firefox Reality, will use existing Firefox web technology combined with Servo, its experimental web engine.

Mozilla said that while other options for browsing the web already exist for standalone headsets, these are closed and platform-specific. It wants Firefox Reality to run on a variety of devices and platforms and because the new browser — like Firefox — will be open source, it will make it easier for manufacturers to add the browser to their platform, and provides an additional level of transparency for users.

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