Nothing OS 1.5.0, which is Nothing’s purported Android 13-based update for its Nothing 1 Phone, was teased by the company’s CEO Karl Pei. The company official took to social media platform Twitter to share a screenshot of the About Phone section of a Nothing 1 device running Nothing OS 1.5.0. The screenshot shows the Android version number based on Android 13, giving users a clear indication of what to expect from the company.
Nothing CEO Carl Pei responded to users commenting on the Nothing OS 1.5.0 teaser asking if there would be an upcoming beta program, saying it would be “soon.”
However, the company official did not stop at revealing further details about the upcoming Nothing OS 1.5.0 open beta program for the Nothing Phone 1. The London-based smartphone brand recently released the Nothing OS 1.1.6 update, which includes camera improvements, fixes of errors, etc. The update also enables Jio5G support for users in India.
It is not yet known whether Nothing will take a different trajectory with the Android 13-based Nothing OS 1.5.0 in introducing custom features or stick to providing a fairly pure Android experience through the latest update.
However, Nothing Phone 1 users can rest assured that stock Android 13 features will be making their way to the smartphone, which could significantly improve the user experience of the London, England-based company’s only smartphone offering.
Back in August, CEO Carl Pei said the company would not rush the Android 13 update and aimed to deliver a beta by the end of the year. He also said that a stable version of Android 13 for the Nothing Phone 1 will be released in early 2023.
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