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Google tests a version of Chrome for virtual reality

Google tests a version of Chrome for virtual reality

Googleaccording to the statements and the feedback obtained at the RoadtoVR online newspaper, aims to make the Internet a real virtual metropolis freely explorable according to the criteria of the new discipline of virtual reality in the first person.

In view of the imminent arrival of DayDream, Google would like to build a custom version of Chrome Android that allows you to take advantage of the visual spatiality of Augmented Reality on compatible smartphones and tables. Let’s see this new project made in Mountain View together.

Google Chrome Android VR, the new BigG project

It is fully part of the potential new implementations of Google Chrome the possibility of obtaining a browser extension that allows you to establish visualization through augmented reality viewers from Android smartphones and tablets. The latest beta of the application, in fact, includes the so-called WebVR support system which clearly suggests the intentions of the Mountain View giant for the next stable release of the app.

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Together with the presence of the aforementioned Open Source standard, we also find a clear reference to an unspecified one VR Shell which would allow any mobile device with an Android operating system to visit Web resources whether or not they are used WebVR Google.

But what is WebVR? We anticipated that it is an open source standard, and so far we are. But in reality it is much more. In fact, it is a set of JavaScript APIs that allows the simplified creation of Web sites ready to be visited through Virtual Reality Viewers.

We can think, just to give an example, to the fact that Samsung already allows this level of interaction to be achieved through its proprietary Gear VR viewers, even if obviously bringing a similar implementation on Google Chrome it could mean a decisive step forward in expanding the audience towards this type of new application.

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On the other hand, at least for the moment, the requirements from Daydream are really out of reach and so it may be some time before the standard can be universally applied. In any case, we are moving quickly in this direction and already François Beaufort, developer of Chromium, is driving the advancement of the new virtual reality web for their browser. All that remains is to see the evolution of the story.

Read also: Samsung Gear VR vs Google Daydream: virtual reality compared

In the meantime, do not hesitate and leave us all your impressions. Comment using the comment box and post all your personal considerations regarding what will be the future of online communication via browser. Do you think this can be resolved positively or would you prefer the classic Tap & View interaction? Let us know what you think. We are waiting for you, do not miss it.