Last month marked the debut of Nothing’s second smartphone, the Phone (2), featuring the latest Nothing OS 2.0 – the second iteration of the company’s tailored Android interface. Just a few weeks later, founder Carl Pei announced that the eagerly awaited Nothing OS 2.0 update would be available for Phone (1) users before August ends.
In keeping with their commitment, Nothing’s official X (formerly Twitter) account has announced that the update is set to commence its rollout to Phone (1) devices in the upcoming week.
Nevertheless, the company has refrained from disclosing an exact date for the launch of Nothing OS 2.0 on the Phone (1). Thus, it is reasonable to anticipate a phased deployment of the update throughout the course of the following week.
The wait is almost over.
We've been cooking up Nothing OS 2.0 for Phone (1), and as promised it'll be out next week. https://t.co/7UOnkTaYMP
— Nothing (@nothing) August 22, 2023
Nothing OS 2.0 update for Phone 1
Although Nothing’s X announcement remained discreet about the specifics of the latest software, it’s common knowledge that Nothing OS 2.0 draws its foundation from Android 13. Among the standout elements of Nothing OS 2.0 are its monochrome app icons, novel widgets, customisable lock screens, the functionality to secure individual apps, and the support for cloning apps.
Significantly, Nothing stands by its commitment to furnish users with an uncluttered interface. There’s a complete absence of pre-installed bloatware, and the timeless dot-matrix font continues to grace the entire UI.
The update aligns seamlessly with Nothing’s commitment to deliver three years of substantial Android updates and an extended four-year span of security updates for the Phone (1).
This signifies that the Phone (1) is now slated to welcome both the Android 14 and Android 15 updates, followed by an additional year of security patches.
With the expected arrival of Android 14, Nothing is actively engaged in its Android 14 beta program. This offers you the opportunity to experience Android 14 firsthand on your Nothing Phone by accessing the latest beta version.
However, it’s important to bear in mind that beta releases represent pre-release software, potentially containing instability and bugs.