“We had to rethink everything, including navigation, text-input, environments, search and more,” said Andre Vrignaud, Head of Mixed Reality Platform Strategy at Mozilla.
“This required years of research, and countless conversations with users, content creators, and hardware partners. The result is a browser that is built for the medium it serves. It makes a big difference, and we think you will love all of the features and details that we’ve created specifically for a MR browser.”
One of the key new features is being able to navigate the web using voice. According to Mozilla, text input is difficult in virtual reality and it hopes that this is a good first step in solving that challenge.
The home screen also contains a feed of new experiences and content in order to make it easier for the user to explore and find new things.
Mozilla explained that this release is just the beginning. They are already planning out version 1.1 and have a growing list of ideas and features that they want to add.