O3’s operating system integration means that web browsers do not need plugins or any other access to the user’s private keys in order to operate. The O3 wallet runs as a background process, handling calls from the web browser for user signatures, and is used to authorize or deny transactions for the dApps
O3 Wallet’s previous versions included a dApp platform that allowed web-based dApps to run inside a native browser window within the wallet itself. O3 stated that it was happy with the implementation in its wallet for mobile phones, but as “the experience on desktop seemed a bit lacking” the team decided to integrate the “polish and familiarity” of mainstream desktop browsers.
O3’s integration also carries over support for the Ledger hardware wallet for the dApps running on external browsers. The latest version of its wallet, version 2.0.1, is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux operating systems.
O3 states that future development of its dAPI connected dApps will include “improving the UI and UX” around its transaction requests and expanding the list of dApps supported by the project.
The full reveal and feature list from O3 Labs can be viewed at the following link:https://medium.com/o3-labs/o3-desktop-v2-expanding-the-gateway-2218beefa6a