Firefox Reality Browser Now Live on Quest Headset
The Mozilla mixed reality browser Firefox Reality has finally arrived on the Oculus Quest headset, giving users a new browsing alternative to the default built-in Oculus browser. One of the biggest advantages of the browser touted by Mozilla is the seriousness with which it takes privacy concerns. Firefox Reality will be huge on privacy.
Mozilla has stated with the Firefox Reality will be strong on protecting its user base from “pervasive tracking and collection of personal data” by third parties such as other tech companies and ad networks. This has been enabled by an Enhanced Tracking Protection in the Firefox Reality which has been enabled by default. Mozilla believes that privacy settings shouldn’t be optional and in its Firefox Reality browser, the tech company has created protections that will work in the background and actually help boost the speeds of the browser itself.
Apart from the focus on privacy, the new Firefox browser will also have the advantage of providing users with support for multi-lingual voice search, a feature that is not available in the Oculus Quest’s built-in browser. Users will be able to switch in between the various languages in the settings and they can subsequently request search queries in their native language or preferred language.
The Firefox Reality browser also comes with support for multi-language keyboards in various languages including in Chinese and Japanese. Users will be able to type and perform searches in their preferred languages.
Like your typical desktop browsers, the Firefox Reality browser will have a private mode that will give users extra privacy protections. The browser is also able to block the auto-playing videos by default which helps minimize your data usage or bandwidth utilization. However, the browser does not provide support for multiple tabs or even bookmark syncing but Mozilla has promised that these functionalities will be coming in the near future.
The Firefox Reality browser for mobile virtual reality headsets was first announced last April. Mozilla then went ahead and released versions of the browser for Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform and for Oculus Go. Mozilla also announced its partnership with HTC that would see it launch the browser for the tech company’s high-end virtual reality headsets such as the HTC Vive. In February this year, the company launched the Firefox Reality browser for the HoloLens 2 AR headset.