VR systems are getting more enhanced, but they are still majorly accessible on niche software and hardware. That can be about to modify, with the newest beta edition of Chrome browser by Google showing support for web-based VR.
The Chrome 79 beta shows the info about the supporting web-based VR experiences. Creators can make sites with content comprising 360-degree videos, games, and immersive art with the help of WebXR Device API, with GamePad API supporting the controllers. Websites can be shown on a handset or on a head-based screen.
Supporting web-based VR content will be arriving to other Chromium-based browsers apart from Chrome shortly, comprising Oculus Browser, Firefox Reality, Magic Leap’s Helio, and Edge. In the coming period, other browsers including Chrome will support AR features too.
Other new functions in Chrome 79 comprise tab freezing, in which site pages that have been running in the background for over 5 Minutes will be terminated. As long as the tab is not playing video or music and the website has not selected out, the page will be terminated. This might assist make Chrome less of a resource dominator, particularly on less powerful machines.
In addition to this, as per media a shared clipboard is also arriving to the browser. This lets consumers to send message to another device from their browser by underlining the text and employing the “Send to [device name]” option in the menu. The message can then be saved on the Android device into any field.
On a related note, the present edition of Google’s web browser Chrome earlier landed for Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, and iOS, bringing with it a novel customization menu for the New Tab section, support for Password Checkup, forced dark mode, and a set of other features.
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