Magic Keyboard and Hand-Tracking Support Have Been Added to Quest 2

Meta has released update v37 for its Quest 2 virtual reality headsets, which includes several quality-of-life improvements and new capabilities.

The updates include tweaks to the user interface, compatibility for the Apple Magic Keyboard, and a new link sharing tool, according to Meta. For the time being, v37 will only be accessible on Android handsets, but the business is working on adding iOS support as soon as possible.

Meta has introduced a hand-tracked gesture to open the Quick Action Menu in this latest release. Simply make a pinching gesture with your fingers in front of the headset to bring up the menu, which provides rapid access to popular operations such as snapshots.

Tablet and Desktop modes have also been added, with the former displaying two-dimensional windows on the headset on a single, up-close page. Desktop mode displays huge, movable windows, similar to those on the previous version of the system, but as a separate feature.

The Apple Magic Keyboard has been added to the list of supporting Bluetooth devices, providing players with a 3D depiction of the device and their hands within the headset’s surroundings, as previously stated. It now joins the Logitech K830 as the only two keyboards on the Quest 2 that have virtual representation.

With version v37, you’ll be able to send links from an Android phone to the Quest 2 using the Oculus Mobile App, but the Quest 2 must be turned on and the smartphone must have Bluetooth enabled.

The year 2022 is shaping up to be a huge one for the Quest 2, with Meta preparing further updates and new games, including the upcoming MMO Zenith: The Last City.

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