There’s something to see here!
As reported by XDA Developers, Nothing officially launches the public version of Nothing OS 1.5, which marks the first time non-beta users will have the opportunity to enjoy the first major software update for the phone’s operating system. Not only can users experience the custom updates developed by the company itself, as well as the stable version of Android 13.
According to a series of user reports on Nothing’s official Discord server and Reddit, the Android 13 stable update for the Nothing Phone 1 is available in the form of Nothing OS 1.5.2. At around 157MB in size when upgraded from the last public beta, this is a comparatively tiny update. The version also ships with the January 2023 Android security patches.
The outlet has compiled a list of everything that launched with Nothing OS 1.5, and there’s a lot. From a new weather app, more visual and audio customization options, to improved battery and biometric authentication performance, there are plenty of reasons to upgrade to the latest software. Check out the full list from the following publication:
Weather App New Nothing Weather App Tapping a weather widget on the home screen now directly opens the corresponding city in the app instead of opening a link. Customization All new glyph sound pack for more ringtones and notification tones. Other color schemes are available in the wallpaper selection. New collection of minimalistic wallpapers. Icons can be customized to match your background color to make your home screen look more consistent. Lock screen shortcut key adjustments. Create shortcuts for camera, flashlight, device control and wallet. Improved experience Easily switch data usage when using dual SIM with the improved network quick settings panel. Automatically show the current network and view how much mobile data you’ve used in quick settings. Scan a QR code directly in the camera app. The scanner also appears as a shortcut in Quick Settings. Choose language settings for different apps. Visual Enhancement A new look for Media Control. Fully showcases the album art with a greater variety of music controls. Improved volume settings panel. Allows granular volume control without unlocking the device. Improved light notifications in game mode. So there are fewer distractions when playing. Smoother animations when switching the display between on and off. Refined camera app interface. Privacy and security Get notified when an app accesses your clipboard. History has been cleared after a period of time to prevent unwanted access. Added personal security app. Better privacy protections, including photo selection, permission for nearby Wi-Fi devices, and media selection permission. System performance Fingerprint unlock accuracy has been improved by up to 12%. The app launch speed has increased by up to 71%. Standby power consumption has improved by up to 50%. Implemented a new self-healing feature to periodically clear unused system dumps and cache. Increased system stability. General bug fixes
The outlet says the company appears to be rolling out the software update over time rather than making it available to everyone right away, so users should expect to see the update over the course of the next week.
The update was originally available to beta users in January as part of Nothing’s new beta program, which eventually brought the Nothing Phone (1) to the United States.