BREAKING: Nothing finally rolls out stable Android 13 update to Nothing Phone 1

Nothing Phone 1 receives Nothing OS 1.5 based Android 13 stable update

The wait is finally over! Nothing Phone 1 finally receives the much-awaited Android 13-centric Nothing OS 1.5 update. The newest update is rolling with a slew of new features, enhancements, and fixes.

Earlier this week, Nothing officially confirmed the stable rollout is scheduled for the weekend. The company has fulfilled its promise and starts rolling out the new software to the Nothing Phone 1. The update is already live for some users, running on the open beta build. Nothing Phone 1 starts getting the stable update with Nothing OS 1.5.2 version number

For testers, the update weighs only 152MB in size, yes, a small incremental patch lets you quickly install the stable Android 13 on your device. As expected, the update is rolling with a big list of new features, including new wallpapers, ringtones with glyph effects, a new weather app, more color scheme for dynamic theming, new media control user interface, clipboard updates, privacy features, and more.

Nothing Phone 1 Android 13 update

The update brings enhancements to app opening timings, power consumption has improved by 51%, fingerprint unlocking speed improvements, and more. Here’s the complete list of changes coming with the Nothing Phone 1 Android 13 update.

Nothing Phone 1 Android 13 based Nothing OS 1.5.2 Stable Update – Changelog

  • Weather app
    • New Nothing weather app
    • Tapping a weather widget on the homescreen now directly opens the corresponding city in the app instead of opening a link.
  • Customization
    • All new Glyph soundpack for more ringtone and notification sounds.
    • More color schemes 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 customisations. Create shortcuts for 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. 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.

If you own Nothing Phone 1 and waiting for the Android 13 update, then you can now finally upgrade your device to the new Nothing OS 1.5.2. At the time of writing, the update is in a rolling phase and will be available to everyone in the coming days. Till then, you can navigate to Settings > System > System Update, then tap Download and Install if the update is available.

In case your phone is running on the open beta 2 hotfix, then you can manually update your phone to the stable version by sideloading the OTA, here’s the incremental update link from the open beta 2 hotfix.

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