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Firefox to get VR support

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Aug 8, 2017, 12:56 pm IST
Updated : Aug 8, 2017, 12:56 pm IST

Firefox was revamped in June with a speed boost. The latest version of the version will be launched on August 8.

The WebVR on Firefox will be available for all Windows users with HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift headset. The WebVR also allows browsers to run VR experiences. The feature is already available on Firefox Nightly, the pre-release version of Mozilla’s browser.
 The WebVR on Firefox will be available for all Windows users with HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift headset. The WebVR also allows browsers to run VR experiences. The feature is already available on Firefox Nightly, the pre-release version of Mozilla’s browser.

The latest version of Firefox 55 is all set to join the league of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge by incorporating VR support on its browser. Firefox was revamped in June with a speed boost. The latest version of the version will be launched on August 8.

The WebVR on Firefox will be available for all Windows users with HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift headset. The WebVR also allows browsers to run VR experiences. The feature is already available on Firefox Nightly, the pre-release version of Mozilla’s browser.

Firefox is still behind its contemporaries, Google Chrome that added the Web-based VR feature back in February. Chrome’s VR is currently the most used VR service online. Chrome supports VR content for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Google’s own Cardboard and Daydream.

Firefox 55 is also said to include a new tool called Firefox Screenshots that automatically saves screen-grabs to the cloud and then copies the files to user’s clipboard. The screenshots will expire in two weeks unless the user manually sets it to last longer.

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