The Oculus Quest 2 has access to a wide variety of apps and games available through a specially curated store, and the number of apps you can download may get much larger. This is because new evidence suggests that Quest 2 owners may soon be able to officially install Android apps on the VR headset.
“This was mentioned in our discord today and I just had to double-check to make sure it was real,” said TheMysticle. “It is save! These can be found under Preview apps in the store. The developer’s name in the information is “Android Apps for Quest” and the website appears to be Oculus. “
This was mentioned in our discord today and I just had to check to make sure it was real. It is save! These can be found under Preview apps in the store. The developer’s name in info is “Android Apps For Quest” and the website appears to be Oculus. Are they finally adding popular apps? pic.twitter.com/aUuTuTowLz
– TheMysticle (@TheMysticle) May 7, 2021
Running Android apps on the Oculus Quest 2 isn’t exactly new as the headset technically runs Android. Intrepid developers have already figured out how to wirelessly download Android apps to the device ADBBut loading apps on the site isn’t for everyone. Adding Android apps to the Oculus Store makes them far more accessible.
How Android Central When an Android app not designed for VR is running on a Quest 2, it will appear as a floating window on the Oculus home screen. It’s not the most impressive experience, but it’s an interesting way to access your favorite apps. The good news is that Android apps side-loaded on the Oculus 2 generally perform well. We assume that official support will provide an even more refined experience.
It would certainly be a nice addition to Quest 2, which recently added an Air Link function and a 120 Hz mode in a recent software update. Adding Android apps would certainly make the headset more compelling with mainstream consumers. Now the question is whether Facebook is simply testing the feature or planning to roll it out to all users.