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Meta Quest Headsets to Gain Vision Pro Style Spatial Computing Feature

The improvement aligns the Quest 3 more closely with Apple's Vision Pro, especially in mixed reality mode.

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Meta is currently testing an improved multitasking feature for its Quest . The feature, which is currently in beta testing, enables users to place virtual windows freely, akin to Apple's Vision Pro. It aims to enhance Quest users' spatial computing experiences.

New Multitasking Capabilities

Although Meta Horizon OS has supported multitasking for years, it was confined to three side-by-side virtual windows. The latest tweak, found in version 67 of the Meta Quest Public Test Channel by data miner Luna, lets users move up to three 2D app windows, like browsers or OS settings, within their space. In addition, three more windows can remain in default docked positions.

Functionalities and Limitations

The improvement aligns the Quest 3 more closely with 's Vision Pro, especially in mixed reality mode. However, the placement memory for the windows is limited. They revert to default positions if the orientation shifts or view resets.

Users can toggle between curved and flat windows and dim virtual environments while using 2D apps, although this dimming feature is not yet available in passthrough mode.

 

Comparison with Apple Vision Pro

Apple's Vision Pro allows windows to stay locked even after the headset is removed, letting users position them beside physical objects like refrigerators or TVs. While Meta's Quest headsets haven't reached this level, the new feature represents a substantial improvement, particularly given the Quest 3's more affordable price.
   

Though still behind Vision Pro in some aspects, the Quest 3 remains a cost-effective choice for those seeking advanced spatial computing.

Meta is also working on resolving existing Quest 3 issues and possibly developing a more affordable VR headset rumored to be called ‘Quest 3S'. Furthermore, a new Travel Mode has been introduced to enhance the user experience during flights.

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.