Google is working on the VR version of Chrome for Android
Google had the lot in order to say about its VR ambitions from this year’s I/O, and it looks like a more immersive web browsing experience will be part of individuals plans. Road to VR reports that the latest versions of Chrome Beta as well as Chrome Dev for Android have a couple notable features that will make hopping around the web in VR a reality. The beta version of Chrome now has WebVR abilities that allows for more engaging experiences when you visit the website that’s designed for virtual reality. As was recently noted by Chromium guru Fran?ois Beaufort, the actual Chrome Dev now offers a “VR shell” that would allow Cardboard as well as Daydream users to browse the internet with a headset.
As Road to VR notes, the VR shell isn’t full functional just yet, but should end up being only the matter of time prior to it and additional virtual reality features pop up in stable beta versions. Along with the way VR around the web currently works, you have in order to take off that headset when you come to a site that isn’t properly equipped. However, Google’s pending solution for Android mean you wouldn’t have to do that as the so-called shell would accommodate those non-VR-ready sites.
Samsung already built a browser for its Gear VR. Of course, that headset only works along with the company’s own handsets, so it’s not open for the wide audience. By adding virtual reality browsing for Chrome, Google may offer the actual feature to users of Cardboard and its upcoming Daydream setup. The company also revealed that Google Play would get the dedicated VR section so you’ll know exactly exactly where to find the apps and content you’re after. For desktop users, Google is said to become working on a version of Chrome that supports the actual Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.