Mozilla hopes that by adopting the WebVR standard, it will eventually allow Firefox to support additional hardware including Windows Mixed Reality, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream and Google Cardboard headsets.
The internet is about to get a lot more VR-friendly: Mozilla's Firefox 55, rolling out now, supports WebVR, which lets you experience VR content on the web with an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset. Scheduled for release this Tuesday, August 08, this is set to come with Virtual Reality (VR) support through the addition of WebVR. Following Google, Microsoft Edge also started offering WebVR support in April, notes CNET. Although, Mozilla has already released Firefox 55 onto its FTP servers starting from today users will be able to download it from Mozilla's website.
If you're a fan of Mozilla's Firefox web browser, a big update is coming to the release channel tomorrow.
A full list of the new features is available on the blog post, and version 55 of Firefox is available now. Firefox 55 also made click-to-run the default for Flash Player, a previously-announced step toward the eventual demise of the plug-in at the end of 2020; boasted a faster start-up time when restoring large numbers of tabs from the previous session; and let users select a search engine on the fly after typing a string into the address bar. Speed is something that will be a selling point, as even with multiple tabs, the restoration process will be quicker, and some of the pages will not even require the reloading process.