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Meta Opens Mixed Reality System Horizon OS to Third Parties

On April 22, Meta published a blog post opening up the operating system that runs on its Meta Quest devices to third-party hardware makers, naming it Meta Horizon OS. Meta says that developers and creators will have access to the custom frameworks and tools they’ve built to create mixed reality experiences. At the same time, the Meta Quest Store app store has been renamed the Meta Horizon Store, and the Horizon social layer currently used by Meta Quest devices will be extended to the full ecosystem. Currently, ASUS ROG is developing a gaming headset based on Horizon OS, Lenovo is developing a mixed reality device for productivity, learning and entertainment, and Xbox is working with Meta on a limited version of the Meta Quest. In addition, Meta will merge the Meta Horizon Store, which is a store for established apps, with the App Lab, which is open to a wide range of developers, to create a more open app landscape. Meta will also integrate the Meta Horizon Store for established apps with the App Lab for developers to create a more open app ecosystem.
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