Nothing Phone (1) Receives Android 13 Update

Nothing Phone (1)

Nothing has released the much-awaited Android 13 update for its first smartphone, the Nothing Phone (1). The Android 13 update comes with several new features and improvements. Here are the key highlights of the update.  

Improved App Loading Speed and Fingerprint Unlock Accuracy

The Nothing Phone (1) Android 13 update brings a significant improvement in app loading speed of up to 71%. Additionally, fingerprint unlock accuracy is improved by up to 71%. Standby power consumption is reduced by up to 50%. 

Self-Repair Feature

The Android 13 update introduces a “self-repair” feature that eliminates unused cache and expired system dumps. Thereby it enables the phone to work as if it is brand new. The update also includes the usual bug fixes with increased system stability.

Enhanced Customization Options

The update offers several new customization options, including a Glyph sound pack for different ringtones and notifications. The wallpaper selector now includes more color schemes and a set of minimalist wallpapers. Users can also choose icons that match their background color for a more consistent home screen appearance, and lock screen shortcuts for the camera, torch, device controls, and wallet can be customized.

Also Read: Nothing Phone (2) to Launch Later This Year

New Weather App and Media Control Features

The new Weather app matches the design language of the company, and tapping the weather widget on the home screen now opens the city in the app rather than a link. Moreover, the Android 13 update brings new media control features, including an album artwork display on full display, an improved volume settings panel, less distracting Game Mode light notifications, smoother display transition animations, and a refined camera app interface.

New Security and Privacy Features

The Android 13 update for Phone (1) introduces new security and privacy features, such as alerts when an app accesses your clipboard, automatic clearing of history to prevent unwanted access, a new Personal Safety app, nearby Wi-Fi devices permission, and media permission selection.


The Android 13 update for the Phone (1) is currently available to those who participated in the Open Beta program. However, it is expected to roll out to all users in the coming weeks. The update is based on Android 13 and comes with the January 2023 security patch. Nothing OS 1.5.2 incorporates an improved Material You theming engine with a broader range of colors to complement the wallpaper and several other Android 13 features, including a photo picker, advanced media controls, notification management, and a new QR code scanner accessible via the notification panel.

Also Read: Nothing Ear (2) Details Leaked, Will Look Similar to Ear (1)

Nothing OS 1.5.2 Changelog:-

  • 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 ringtone and notification sounds.
    • More color schemes are available from the wallpaper selector.
    • New collection of minimalist wallpapers.
    • Icons can match your background color to make your home screen look more consistent.
    • Lockscreen shortcut customizations. Create shortcuts for the camera, torch, device controls, 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 display how much mobile data you have used in Quick Settings.
    • Directly scan a QR code in the Camera app. The scanner also appears as a shortcut in Quick Settings.
    • Select language preferences for different apps.
  • Visual improvement
    • A New look for Media Control. Puts album artwork on full display with a wider set of music controls.
    • Improved volume settings panel. Allows granular volume control without unlocking the device.
    • Improved Game Mode light notifications. So there is less distraction when you are playing.
    • Smoother animations when transitioning the display between on and off.
    • More refined Camera app interface.
  • Privacy and safety
    • Get an alert when an app accesses your clipboard. Cleared history after a period of time to prevent unwanted access.
    • Added Personal Safety app.
    • Better privacy protection, including Photo Picker, nearby Wi-Fi devices permission, and select media permission.
  • System performance
    • Fingerprint unlock accuracy has improved by up to 12%.
    • App startup speed has increased by up to 71%.
    • Standby power consumption has improved by up to 50%.
    • Implemented a new self-repair feature to periodically delete unused system dumps and cache.
    • Increased system stability.
    • General bug fixes.


Leave a Reply

Your comments will appear once it is approved by a moderator.


One UI 5.1

Samsung Flagships Receiving One UI 5.1 Update


iPhone 15 Pro Design Revealed: USB-C Port and Thinner Bezels