Nothing OS 2.5 second open beta brings new Glyph Interface features to Phone 2

Last month, Nothing kicked off the Android 14 based Nothing OS 2.5 open beta for its newest Phone (2). Today, the company has dropped the second open beta, which addresses a bunch of issues and boasts some new Glyph Interface features.

If your Nothing Phone 2 is already running on the Nothing OS 2.5 open beta, then the incremental patch requires only 99MB of data for installation. If you’re on the stable Android 13, then your smartphone needs to be running on Nothing OS 2.0.3 version number.

Talking about the changes, then the second beta brings Glyph Progress integration to Google Calendar, NFC gets Glyph Interface support, the controls can be accessed without unlocking the device, and more.

The update brings Android 14’s predictive gestures support, more options for double-press power button gestures, many minor UI improvements, general bug fixes, and more.

Here’s the complete list of changes coming with the second open beta.

  • Glyph Interface
    • Glyph Progress integration for Google Calendar. Keep track of your upcoming events with a 5-minute countdown via the Glyph Interface.
    • Glyph Timer now supports time presets, allowing you to quickly set your desired duration.
    • Glyph Timer can now be opened directly from the lock screen without unlocking.
    • Added an option to open the Glyph Timer pop-up window by tapping instead of holding. This also works with the Quick Settings widget.
    • Added a new Glyph animation when NFC is used.
  • Other Improvements
    • Predictive Back is now supported on all Nothing apps.
    • Added more options for the double-press power button gesture.
    • Improved the reliability of the three-finger swipe gesture.
    • Updated several status bar icons.
    • Many other minor UI improvements.
    • General bug fixes.

Another thing to keep in mind is, to make sure you have 6-8GB of free space on your device.

If you want to upgrade your Nothing Phone 2 to Android 14, then you need to sideload an APK file on your phone, shared by Nothing. Here’s the link to the APK file, download this APK.

If your Nothing Phone 2 is on the first open beta, then you will receive the update over the air, you can check the new updates by navigating to Settings > System > Software Updates.

Make sure your phone is running on Nothing OS 2.0.3

Once you have the APK installed on your smartphone, you can go to the Settings > System > Update to Beta Version and check for new updates. Once you see the open beta 1 follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

You can follow the same steps for the roll-back process. If you want to know more about it, then you can check the Nothing’s latest blog post.

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