NothingOS 1.5 Open Beta Out For Nothing Phone (1) 

Nothing Phone (1)

Nothing recently released the NothingOS 1.5 Closed Beta update, a few weeks ago, to be exact. With the update, the company finally bought the Android 13 to the Nothing Phone 1. What’s more, the company has now decided to move the rollout to the Open Beta Phase. In other words, Nothing will roll out the update to an even larger user base this time onwards with more features. Anyways, the firm might release a stable update soon. 

Moreover, the new NothingOS 1.5 Open Beta comes with a new changelog. It brings a variety of new features, including network, and Bluetooth device pop-ups, among other things. Besides that, it will also deliver a deeper Material You integration and other UI enhancements. Here is the official changelog. 

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NothingOS 1.5 Open Beta changelog

  • New weather app with custom Nothing UI.
  • Up to 50% increase in app loading speed.
  • More Material You. More color schemes available for matching third-party apps to wallpaper.
  • Multi-language support that allows different languages for different apps.
  • Privacy upgrades. Including:
  • Photo picker. Choose which images you want to share with each app.
  • Notification permissions. Control which apps can send you notifications.
  • Media permissions. Group the types of media you want to share e.g., photos and videos, music and audio, files.
  • New QR code scanner in Quick Settings.
  • Clipboard preview: copied text appears on clipboard in the bottom corner of the screen. So you can directly edit the text before pasting.
  • New look for Media Control.
  • Foreground services. Close active background apps directly from the notification centre to save battery.
  • Live caption: detects speech on your device and automatically generates captions.
  • Increased background memory. Reducing the wait for frequently used apps to load.
  • New self-repair feature that keeps Phone (1) running like it’s new. By clearing unused cache and expired system dumps.
  • Improved Quick Settings. Featuring new network and Bluetooth device pop-ups.
  • New UI for volume control. Easily adjust individual volume sliders without unlocking the screen (e.g. music vs alarm).
  • Improved Game Mode. New UI for light notifications and added Google
  • Game Dashboard. Dashboard supports screenshots, screen recording, FPS display, and Do Not Disturb.

Furthermore, it is important to note that the open beta program is not your regular beta program. Users that want to participate in the program will have sent a confirmation over email. In addition to that, they will also need to get their IMEI numbers enrolled in the company’s database. What’s more, there is no official way to sideload the update as of now.  

Now, if you are already a part of the company’s testing program, the update should reach your device in a few days. You can also head to Settings -> System-> System update to check for the update manually.  

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