VR-friendly version of Chrome for Android

It’s a known fact that Google is very keen on bringing the Virtual Reality to its users and the announcements made in I/O conference confirm it. The tech giant had taken a significant step in the process of its bigger plans. Reports say that the latest Beta and Dev versions of Chrome for Android were included with exciting features.

The Chrome beta and dev versions of Android are coming with an option to turn anything into VR. These new updates in Chrome for Android have a unique option to activate WebVR, which is an experimental open source JavaScript API for turning anything in a browser VR-ready. It means allowing users experience the immersive browsing experience by giving a 360-degree view.

A new feature called “VR Shell“was included in the dev version, which allows mobile headsets to browse any Internet site regardless of whether it uses WebVR. But to use any of these users would require a VR headset like Google Cardboard or Oculus.

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Although the VR Shell option can’t be said as fully functional at this moment. It would be cent percent useful only after the release of Daydream. It is the next edition of Google ‘cardboard which is coming with optimisations and advancements in both hardware and software.

 As per the announcement made by Google at I/O event the Daydream has a whole new ecosystem similar to the Oculus Home. It enables users the option of accessing VR versions of Native apps and third party applications following Google Standards.

Google WebVR developer Josh Carpenter says that “Today I can view a WebVR scene on an iOS, even if Mobile Safari doesn’t support WebVR API, thanks to a polyfill + device accelerometers, which is awesome. The web’s got reach,” he explained. “What the WebVR API gives us on top of that is much richer ecosystem support, things like link traversal between WebVR experiences without dropping out of VR mode, and more.”

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Electronics Company Samsung had already developed its browser for its Gear VR, which only works on its handsets. This initiation by Google can broaden the range of this service for a larger extent. The company is also working on its earlier promise of having a dedicated VR section on Google Play and on providing Chrome support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on the desktop.

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