The latest Oculus Quest 2 update brings better manual controls and multitasking

The latest v50 update is finally available for the Oculus Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro, bringing some very useful features to both VR headsets that should make using them less of a pain.

One big update that Quest 2 owners will definitely appreciate is the ability to open 2D apps (like the browser) without leaving your current VR environment. This multi-tasking feature was already available to Meta Quest Pro owners and makes it much easier to check the manual if you get stuck in a VR game or retrieve your password manager login information without having to take your headset off.

It’s not the biggest improvement, but it should make using the headset less annoying; although given that the Quest 2 is less powerful than the Quest Pro, you may find that multitasking is a bit slower on older hardware.

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The other super exciting tool included with the v50 is Direct Touch. This much-needed update to hand tracking makes menu navigation much more intuitive than the existing point-and-pin system currently used in the Quest 2 and Pro.

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