HTC Vive headset taps into Firefox Reality, Mozilla's VR browser

CNET | 1/7/2019 | Stephen Shankland
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Mozilla promotes VR sites and activities available with its Firefox Reality browser.

HTC's Vive virtual reality headset will include Firefox Reality, giving a boost to Mozilla's web browser for VR devices and to its broader effort to build an immersive virtual realm on web technology that no single company controls.

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Mozilla released Firefox Reality in 2018 for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Daydream and Magic Leap One. Now, HTC Vive owners won't need to manually download the browser themselves, HTC and Mozilla said at CES 2019. Instead, Firefox Reality will be the Vive's default browser.

"By ensuring HTC devices have direct integration with a web browser, we make it easier for those creators and users," Mozilla said Monday in a statement. Vive users can still use other browsers and change the default if they want. Mozilla declined to disclose terms of the partnership.

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Firefox once was second only to Microsoft's Internet Explorer in terms of web usage, helping promote the idea that the web was a neutral foundation, not the domain of one powerful...
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