Nothing has rolled out a new software update (Nothing OS 1.1.7) for its first smartphone launched back in July 2022. It could be recalled that the smartphone was launched running on Nothing OS 1.0, which is based on Android 12.
The new update which weighs about 80MB, comes with some improvements, bug fixes, as well as better AirPods support. As for the AirPods support, the update makes it possible to display the battery percentage of Apple AirPods. This can be enabled by heading to the smartphone’s Settings > Experimental features menu.
Other features rolled out include improving the OS fluidity and audio quality when recording videos as well as notching the Android security patch level on the Nothing Phone (1) to October/November 2022. The changelog also mentions general bug fixes and a fix for an issue causing WhatsApp notifications to be unresponsive on the smartphone’s lock screen. Users have also revealed that the update changes the Wi-Fi/mobile data/hotspot tile to only require one tap for activation following this update.
See Changelog below;
- Now supports battery percentage display for AirPods. You can enable it in Settings > Experimental features
- Updated to October/November Security Patch
- Improved OS fluidity and reduced stutters
- Adjusted the thermal threshold to better balance performance and temperature
- Improved audio quality when recording videos
- More accurate battery status
- Resolved an issue causing WhatsApp notifications to be unresponsive in lockscreen
- General bug fixes
How To Update
For those who haven’t received the Nothing OS 1.1.7 update yet, you can check for it manually by navigating to the Nothing Phone (1)’s Settings > System > System updates menu.
It is said that the company has also promised three Android version upgrades and four years of (bi-monthly) security patch updates for the Phone (1). The new update is still based on Android 12, while other smartphone makers are rolling out Android 13. We might be seeing Android 13 soon as founder Carl Pei teased Android 13-based Nothing OS 1.5.0 earlier this week. He even hinted that a beta could be coming soon.