Chromium Appears To Be Advancing Their Linux VR State
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 29 September 2017 at 06:55 AM EDT. 4 Comments
Google's Chrome has offered virtual reality support for a while and most recently will even let you browse the web in VR while the Linux support has lagged behind.

It's looking though like Google engineers are now working on more Chrome/Chromium VR improvements for Linux. Over night this work was merged for offering a Linux-based VR user-interface test application. That's been the most of the Linux VR work I or Anzwix has spotted recently for Chromium VR in the context of Linux.

It will be interesting to see if they are pushing for Chrome VR support on the conventional Linux desktop or if it's pursuing more of an Android or Chromebook (though seems a bit underpowered for that) focus. I'll also have some fresh Linux VR tests with the HTC Vive coming up shortly; it's overdue but have been preoccupied with other Linux hardware tests.
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