Quest Firmware 11.0 Released

Oculus just released a new Quest firmware and the main changes are related to search improvements, app install completing before auto-sleep, and home environments.

Here are the full release notes posted by Oculus on their forums:

Search

We’ve made the following updates and enhancements to in-VR search to help you find new content faster:

  • Improved discoverability to make it easier to find new content.
  • Enhanced navigation functionality to make it easier to scroll and use the search feature.
  • Added an autofill Search bar that populates when hovering over an autocomplete tag.

App Installs

Any pending or in-process app installs will now complete before your headset goes to sleep. This means that if you started a download and then took off your headset, your app should finish downloading before the headset goes into sleep mode.

Environments for Quest

We’ve added the new Environments feature to Quest. Environments allow you to change the world that surrounds you while in your Quest Home.

  • You’ll be able to see your environment when you first put on your headset, use the Oculus store, update your settings, or browse your library.
  • You can view and change your environment from your Settings panel. To do this point at your bottom toolbar and select Settings See all Virtual Environments. Then point and choose the environment that you want to apply.
  • Please note this feature will be rolled out gradually over the coming weeks to ensure optimal quality and stability.
  • Once the feature is fully rolled out, look out for additional environment options coming in future releases.

Experiments
This section includes new features we’re testing for future releases. You can opt-in to experimental features by selecting Settings > Experiments in-VR. Please note, the experiments section includes features that are still being developed, so you may encounter anything from minor-issues to app-crashes.

  • New High Score Shelf in VR (Beat Saber) – See high scores from friends in your VR Feed when playing Beat Saber
  • Achievements in VR – See achievements (new levels, trophies, etc. in games) from friends in your VR Feed
  • Personalization in VR – You can now favorite or hide apps/genres, which will either boost or remove them from your Explore Feed.

Pretty good, but we’re still waiting for Oculus Link and On-Demand Passthrough!