It’s been a pretty busy week for Nothing. introduced smartphones to the United States and is now rolling out significant updates to those enrolled in its beta program. Nothing Phone (1) does not run a clean Android 13 version, but a proprietary version called Nothing OS based on the latest Android version. It’s an OS 1.5 update based on Android 13, but the company is already offering a round of beta builds for those who want to try out the update before it’s released to the public.
Before the weekend was over, company founder Karl Pei said announced Nothing kicks off the second Nothing OS 1.5 beta rollout. The update was supposed to come out on January 17th, but it looks like it didn’t come out sooner than expected.
Below is the full list of changes. XDA developer. Of course, you’ll need to sign up for the beta program first to get the update, but it’s free. If you don’t own Nothing Phone (1) but are considering it, check it out Visit the Nothing’s Beta Program website for details on how to get it for just $300.
- All-new handcrafted glyph ringtones and notification sound packs with a slightly different style
- A new collection of minimalistic wallpapers is now available in the home screen customization menu
- Customize lock screen shortcuts. Choose to show shortcuts for Camera, Torch, Device Control, and Wallet.
- Easily switch between data usage when using dual SIMs with the improved network quick settings panel.
- Animation when switching the display on and off is now smoother (always regardless of the display state)
- Improved display auto-brightness algorithm
- The full Nothing X app is now available for Nothing OS
- Popup view is back and interaction is improved
- Camera app UI and animation improvements
- Improved battery life
- Improved system stability and bug fixes
In addition to the second round of Android 13 beta builds, Nothing has confirmed that it has merged international firmware, so you should download these beta updates regardless of where you bought your Nothing Phone (1).