Nothing Phone 1 gets Android 14 with NothingOS 2.5.2 Update

Nothing, the new technology company, has released the Android 14 update for its first-ever smartphone, the Nothing Phone (1). The company had already rolled out the Android 14 update for the Nothing Phone 2 last year. Until now, the Android 14 update for the Nothing Phone 1 was in beta testing. However the stable Android 14 update is now available for Nothing Phone 1.

Now everyone with a Nothing Phone 1 can enjoy Android 14 and its new features without having to join the beta. Nothing started beta testing Android 14 based Nothing OS 2.5 for Phone (1) in mid-December. Finally, after a long wait, the stable update is rolling out. In the announcement page, the Nothing team clarified that the update is being released to beta users first and will be released to the stable Android 13 users later.

Nothing Phone 1 Android 14 Changelog

The Android 14 update for the Nothing Phone 1 brings a lot of goodies and it was already expected as the Android 14 based Nothing OS 2.5.2 is a major update. Let’s now see what’s new in the update.

Customisation

  • Redesigned a joint Home Screen and Lock Screen customisation page and improved the edit wallpaper flow for a more comprehensive view of options.
  • New Atmosphere wallpaper effect: Transform your background photo into a dynamic wallpaper that brings motion to colours on your home screen. A seamless transition between your lock and home screens.
  • Introduced solid colour wallpapers for a cleaner Home Screen appearance.
  • Added a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section.

Glyph Interface

  • Get direct access to the Glyph Interface’s Music Visualisation feature (some of you may have already discovered it).
  • Improved overall Glyph light playback effect when synchronising with your device’s audio.
  • Added a new Glyph animation for when NFC is being used.
  • Improved the experience of Flip to Glyph.

Gesture

  • Customisable double-press power button to quickly access a chosen feature. Just head to Settings > System > Gestures.
  • More Lock Screen shortcut options like: Do Not Disturb, Mute, QR code scanner, video camera.
  • Capture screenshots quickly with a three-finger swipe gesture.
  • New screenshot editor and menu, allowing for more advanced editing features and quick deletions.
  • Refreshed the back gesture arrow visual to be more in line with Nothing’s style.

Quick Settings

  • Added support for switching ring modes in Quick Settings.
  • You can now directly set your network via Quick Settings without unlocking the device.
  • Updated Quick Settings layout and support to show more devices icons.

New Widgets

  • Pedometer Widget: Track your daily steps directly from your home screen. Set goals and monitor your progress to stay motivated.
  • Media Player Widget: Displays the currently playing song. Control your music easily while on-the-move.
  • Screen Time Widget: Monitor and manage your daily screen time to maintain a healthy digital lifestyle.

More improvements

  • Optimised the experience of the Weather app and improved the notification of weather alerts.
  • Made it possible to set ringtone and notification sound volumes separately, with an updated volume control interface.
  • Automatically excludes the preview of the previous screenshot when taking continuous screenshots.
  • Improved the stability of the camera.
  • Enhanced the overall smoothness and responsiveness of the system for a more fluid user experience.
  • Enhanced system stability and improved battery life.

Android 14 is the second major update for Nothing Phone 1. The Phone is scheduled to get one more major update.

As of now there is no information on build number and the update size. But since this is a major update it will weigh in GB. The update will continue to roll out in next couple of weeks. You can check for the update manually in Settings.

If the update is available, make sure to take backup of your data before installing the update. Also charge your phone to at least 50%.

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