Nothing CEO Carl Pei tweeted,” We’ve now began rolling out Nothing OS 2 for Phone (1). Thanks for everyone’s patience! As our capabilities strengthen, we’ll be able to pull in the time gap over time.” So now Phone (1) can also enjoy features from Phone (2).
Nothing OS 2.0 Update for Phone (1):
An Enhanced Homescreen:
- The fresh update ensures the visual identity is distinctively ‘Nothing’.
- The launcher grid layout now boasts updated features, including an option to hide icon labels for minimalists.
- A suite of customizable folder options await users, encouraging them to experiment with diverse layouts and folder cover aesthetics.
- Notable enhancements to the Clock, Weather, and Quick Look widgets cater to improved user accessibility. Moreover, the introduction of the Quick Settings widget promises streamlined settings navigation.
- A significant update includes widget availability on the lockscreen and the Always-On Display (AOD), enhancing user accessibility.
Innovations in the Glyph Interface:
- Essential notifications allow users to prioritize notifications from select apps and contacts, ensuring immediate visibility.
- The Glyph torch feature, accessible via a long-press on the Torch Quick Settings tile, ensures optimal illumination during those unexpected dark situations.
New Features in App Ecosystem:
- The Cloned app feature heralds a new age of flexibility, enabling seamless toggling between accounts without the need for constant logouts.
- The newly incorporated App Locker feature adds an additional layer of security, requiring secondary authentication upon app access.
Optimizations and More:
- A refined auto brightness logic ensures adaptability to varying ambient conditions.
- Additionally, numerous optimizations have been carried out to elevate the Phone (1) user experience, emphasizing the depth and detail of this extensive update.
The Nothing OS 2.0 update size is around 0.97 GB which will require you to have a high speed internet connection for faster installation.
How to update:
To check for the update, Go to Settings > System > System updates > Check for updates, and if the Nothing OS 2.0 OTA is available simply tap on Download and install.
Nothing Phone (2a) Launch Set for Next Month – Confirmed Officially
Nothing has recently confirmed the launch date of their upcoming Nothing Phone (2a) through a video on their YouTube channel. The upcoming Nothing Phone (2a) is going to launch on 5 March 2024.
The title which is given to the launch event of Nothing Phone (2a) is Fresh Eyes. If we see the teaser image, then it shows the outline of the eyes. Moreover, the teaser image of the Phone (2a) gives us a hint that the rear camera has dual camera lenses which are aligned sideways and are closer to the center of the back.
The codename of the Nothing Phone (2a) is Aerodactyl, which is going to be launched by next month. This is expected to be a budget-level smartphone from Nothing. Also, this is the first phone from Nothing that comes with a MediaTek Processor. Nothing claims that this phone pawns elements for Nothing Phone (2), which is an expensive phone from Nothing.
This Nothing Phone (2a) is a clear upgrade from Nothing Phone (1), which is the company’s first smartphone launched back in July 2022. If you want to know more about the specifications of Nothing Phone (2a), then consider this post. Furthermore, Nothing has recently launched the Glyph Developer Kit for developers which allows developers to implement the use of glyph interface in their apps.
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The Glyph Developer Kit for Nothing Phone (1) and Nothing Phone (2) Has Arrived
Nothing, a UK-based smartphone manufacturing company has recently released its Glyph Developer Kit which allows developers to take the benefit of the LED lights that are present on the back panel of the Nothing Phone (1) and Nothing Phone (2). With this Glyph Developer Kit, developers can integrate the Glyph functionality in their apps.
Currently, the Software Development Kit also known as SDK is live on GitHub for both Nothing Phone (1) and Nothing Phone (2). If we talk about the programmable LED lighting zones, then Nothing Phone (1) has 12 but on the other hand, Nothing Phone (2) has 33 programmable LED lighting zones which you can see in the images listed below:
Developers can start Twiddle with the Glyph Developer Kit. Moreover, they can sign up, so that they will be notified whenever the registration of the API Key opens. As the Glyph Developer Kit is Live, so we can expect Glyph Interface functionality to be working in more apps.
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Nothing is planning to remove Glyph Interface in their upcoming mid-range Nothing Phone (2a)
Nothing’s CEO Carl Pei has recently confirmed that their upcoming Nothing Phone (2a) can be a successor to their first-generation phone. Previously, the hands-on images of the upcoming Nothing Phone (2a) have been revealed on Reddit along with the specifications. Now, we have the first look at the back design of the Nothing Phone (2a) which was the press render posted by Smartprix in partnership with leakster Onleaks.
Specifications of Nothing Phone (2a)
Before talking about the back design of the design, let’s discuss the specifications along with the previous hands-on images. So, this all-new Nothing Phone (2a) comes with the 6.7-inch 120 Hz FHD+ AMOLED Display. The phone (2a) is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Chipset. If we talk about Cameras, then the phone comes with a rear dual 50MP camera setup.
The primary 50MP sensor is Samsung GN9 and the ultrawide 50MP sensor is JN1 rear camera. After that, the front camera is 32 MP (Sony IMX615). The upcoming Nothing Phone (2a) is most probably to have come with Android 13 out of the box. Phone (2a) is rumoured to have come in 2 RAM and ROM variants i.e. 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. We have two colour options, Black and White.
If we talk about the availability of the phone, then the phone will be available in PacmanIND (India), PacmanJPN (Japan), PacmanEEA (Europe), and Pacman (global). Now, we have the front and back hands-on image of the phone (2a) posted by a tipster on their X account. The tipster said that these images were provided by a Reddit user.
For the first look at the back design of Nothing Phone (2a), Smartprix has partnered with leakster Onleaks for this back design of Nothing Phone (2a) which you can see below:
The above image confirmed that there is no glyph interface. However, the company’s branding along with the CE certification details are visible on the bottom (left and right) side of the back panel. The reason behind the cut-off of the glyph interface can be differentiated between the Nothing Phone number series and the Nothing Phone (a) series (budget series from Nothing).
At last, if we talk about the expected price of Nothing (2a), then the expected price of the Phone (2a) will be in the range of $400/€400/INR30K.
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