Nothing Phone 1 users have access to the beta version of Nothing OS 1.5, as part of the company’s Open Beta program. The London-based smartphone and electronics maker began closed beta testing for the Android-13-based update on Nov. 30 and promised to release an open beta for more users in two weeks. . Users who don’t want to try the beta may have to wait a few months to get the stable Nothing OS 1.5 update based on Android 13, which is expected to be released in early 2023, according to the company.
The Nothing Phone 1 maker has announced the launch of its Open Beta program for Nothing OS 1.5 update based on Android 13 via Twitter. The final version was previously confirmed to arrive in “early 2023”.
According to the company’s official blog, the latest Android 13-based update is giving Nothing Phone 1 users a 50% boost in app loading speed. The update also introduces multilingual support for third-party apps and adds a new weather app with the company’s custom Nothing UI.
Other additions include a new QR code scanner button in the Quick Settings menu, a clipboard preview feature that allows text copied by users to appear in the bottom corner of the screen that can be edited before pasting, a live captioning feature that automatically generates captions on detected voice audio, and a “self-healing” feature that automatically clears cached and expired unused system dumps.
Meanwhile, other UI changes on the latest update include the introduction of more color schemes in the hardware you design from Android 13 which the Nothing OS is based on, this which will allow users to match the colors of third-party apps to their wallpaper, redesigned media control and volume. control menu, and a new user interface for light notifications and Google Game Dashboard that allows for a smoother experience when game mode is enabled on the Nothing Phone 1.
Users will also be able to more easily close active background apps with an option to clear apps that are now available on notification center, according to Nothing.
Nothing also introduced Android 13’s privacy upgrades in its latest Nothing OS 1.5 beta update which includes an improved photo picker, notifications permissions feature that allows users to control which apps can send notifications and a media permissions feature that allows users to group media types. such as photos and videos, music and audio, together.
Nothing, however, adds that there will be more features coming to the fully stable version of Nothing OS 1.5 which is expected to arrive early next year.