Nothing OS 1.5 Open Beta 2 Released for Nothing Phone 1

Nothing released Android 13 Beta 2 for Nothing Phone 1 devices. Carl Pei, the founder and CEO of Nothing, took to Twitter to confirm the news, rolling it ahead of schedule, which was supposed to go live on Jan 17. Inside, it appears that Nothing has a few fixes for issues, a bunch of improvements, and also all the international firmware has now been merged.

The new build comes with improved Camera app UI and animations, improved battery life and system stability. The display auto-brightness algorithm has also been improved. It has added a new collection of minimalist wallpapers in the customisation menu on the homescreen. This build now lets the users switch between data usage when using dual SIM with the improved network Quick Settings panel. This build finally fixed an issue facing by some essential apps, like Google Pay, ceased to function for users since the OS had failed Google’s Safetynet API.

Here’s the full changelog of Nothing OS 1.5

  • A brand new handcrafted glyph ringtone and notification soundpack of a slightly different style!
  • A new collection of minimalist wallpapers are now available in the customization menu on the homescreen.
  • Lockscreen shortcut customizations! Choose to display shortcuts for the camera, torch, device controls, and wallet.
  • Easily switch between data usage when using dual SIM with the improved network Quick Settings panel.
  • Smoother animation when transitioning the display between on and off (regardless if Always on Display status).
  • Improved the display auto-brightness algorithm.
  • The full Nothing X app will now be available in Nothing OS.
  • The pop-up view has been brought back with some interaction improvements.
  • Improved Camera app UI and animations. Improved battery life.
  • Increased system stability and bug fixes

The update weighs just 127 MB for the initial group of beta testers. If you are wondering, this build should be daily driver worthy, so if you’re on the beta train, then go ahead and download the beta update.

Nothing has recently released the Phone 1 in the United States for $299 through the company’s “Nothing OS 1.5 Beta Membership.”

Source: Twitter

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