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Oculus consulting CTO John Carmack made the announcement spotted by . Carmack clarified this only applies to Oculus Go, and not Oculus Quest. He noted that he’d been pushing for the move for years “getting all the necessary permissions for this involved so much more effort [than] you would expect.”
Although Facebook to focus on Quest headsets, it’s nice to hear it hasn’t forgotten about the older model entirely. The unlocked OS could ensure that Go headsets won’t be totally obsolete.
Carmack pointed out that the build will let anyone who finds an unopened Go in the future update the headset to the final version of the OS — even after the servers are closed. He also expressed hope that this will set a “precedent for when headsets go unsupported in the future.”
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