Mozilla's Firefox 55 is finally here.

By Otto Mergen

Following its competitors, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, Mozilla is adding support for VR over the web, with its latest browser release, Firefox 55. Although, Mozilla has already released Firefox 55 onto its FTP servers starting from today users will be able to download it from Mozilla’s website.

Tuesday’s update adds support for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Mozilla has announced that WebVR will ship by default on all Windows installation in Firefox 55. Mozilla is asking developers to utilize its WebVR platform to develop VR applications.
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In addition to WebVR, the latest release will include much better responsiveness with Firefox’s Quantum Flow as well as a new setting to fine-tune browser’s performance. Quantum Flow reduces the amount of RAM being used by the browser and allows users with lots of browser tabs to experience dramatic start up improvements.

The other feature launching with Firefox 55 will be Firefox Screenshots, which enables taking, saving and sharing screenshots without leaving the web browser. Screenshots will roll out gradually over time. In the new release, it would be possible to move the sidebar to the right hand side of the browser and Performance section would reside within Settings.

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