Nothing Phone (1) now getting Android 13 / Nothing OS 1.5 system stable update

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“Nothing” is a technology company founded by Carl Pei, who co-founded OnePlus. Back in July 2022, the company officially released its first mobile phone, Nothing Phone (1). After the official launch of this mobile phone, its first update arrived in about six months. Nothing pushed the first Nothing OS 1.5 Beta test version for Nothing Phone (1) in December last year. This gives users the option to check out the Android 13 system before the stable version arrives. Nothing is now starting the general rollout of the stable version of Nothing OS 1.5.2 for the mobile phone.

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The Nothing OS 1.5 update comes in at 1.25GB and offers a ton of new features and optimizations. This new update comes with a new weather app, new media controls, and more glyph interface options. It also comes with upgrades to the cameras. In addition, the apps load faster and the system animations are smoother. The standby power consumption of the mobile phone after the update is much lower.

Nothing OS 1.5 update changelog

Weather app

  • The new Nothing weather app
  • Tapping the weather widget on the home screen will now open the corresponding city directly in the app instead of opening a link.

Custom function

  • All new Glyph sound pack for more ringtones and notification sounds.
  • Provide more colour schemes in the wallpaper picker.
  • New collection of minimalist wallpapers.
  • Icons can match the background colour to make the home screen look more consistent.
  • Lock screen shortcut customization. Create shortcuts for the camera, flashlight, device controls and wallet.

Improve experience

  • Easily switch data usage with the improved network quick settings panel when using dual SIM.
  • Automatically shows the current network and shows the amount of mobile data used in quick settings.
  • Scan QR codes directly in the camera app. The scanner also appears in Quick Settings as a shortcut.
  • Select language preference for different applications.

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Visual improvement

  • A new look for media controls. Bring album art to the full display and have broader music control.
  • Improved volume settings panel. Allows granular volume control without unlocking the device.
  • Improved game mode light notifications. Therefore, the user is less distracted while playing the game.
  • Smoother animations when the display transitions between on and off.
  • A more refined camera app interface.

Privacy and Security

  • Get notified when an app accesses the clipboard. Clear history after a period of time to prevent unwanted access.
  • Add personal security applications.
  • Better privacy, including photo picker, nearby Wi-Fi device permissions, and select media permissions.

System performance

  • The accuracy of fingerprint unlocking has increased by 12%.
  • Apps start up 71% faster.
  • Standby power consumption has been reduced by up to 50%.
  • Implemented a new self-healing feature that periodically deletes unused system dumps and caches.
  • Improved system stability.
  • General bug fixes.

Nothing Phone (1) specs

The Nothing Phone (1) is the company’s first mobile phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chip. The device comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The phone is pre-installed with the Android 12 system and uses Nothing OS 1.0.

The Nothing Phone (1) offers dual 50MP rear cameras consisting of a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera and a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultra-wide-angle sensor. On the front of this device, there is a 16MP sensor for selfies. This mid-range mobile phone comes with a 120Hz OLED display. According to the official rating, this display comes with a peak brightness of 1200nits (limited initially) and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

Under the hood, the Nothing Phone (1) has a decent 4,500 mAh battery to keep its lights on. The device also supports 33W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging as well as 5W reverse wireless charging. This device targets a few markets, especially India. 

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  1. February 23, 2023

    hi, there might be an error in the hero/header image.