Oculus Quest UI Redesign Rollout Begins, Plus Oculus Link Bug Fixes


The redesigned Oculus Quest UI which Fb introduced final week began rolling out to Oculus Quest customers.

The brand new UI might be obtainable as a part of the V15 Oculus Quest firmware replace, and must be enabled within the ‘Experimental Options’ tab of the settings menu after set up. The firmware replace additionally features a few new options, comparable to speech-to-text choices for the keyboard and a shortcut for Passthrough, alongside some Oculus Hyperlink bug fixes.

The firmware replace will “turn into obtainable all through the week of March 23, 2020” in accordance with Fb. Previously, earlier updates adopted a gradual rollout scheme with no set timeframe. The phrasing for this newest replace appears to suggest the gradual rollout will happen this week and could also be obtainable to all customers by subsequent week on the newest.

Along with the UI overhaul, the replace additionally features a ‘Passthrough Shortcut’ experimental characteristic as effectively. This permits customers to quickly see the true world with Passthrough by double tapping the facet of the headset. Oculus Browser can even combine multi-window help in V15, as introduced alongside the UI redesign.

Oculus Hyperlink obtained a number of bug fixes and enhancements, together with a repair for the black display bug the place Hyperlink would solely present black video however nonetheless present monitoring and audio cues. Oculus Hyperlink additionally has a ‘Take a look at Connection’ characteristic which can point out to you, throughout setup, whether or not your connection is appropriate, in addition to the obtainable bandwidth of the cable and the connection kind.

New social options are additionally obtainable in V15, comparable to becoming a member of events via invitation notifications on the Oculus app earlier than coming into VR. Likewise, in-VR notifications have been visually up to date and the Quest keyboard now gives a speech-to-text choice for typing. That being mentioned, Oculus notes that this speech-to-text characteristic will solely be obtainable ‘to a share of customers right now.’

You’ll be able to learn the total launch notes for V15 over on the Oculus boards.

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