Nothing, the tech startup that made waves with the launch of their first phone, has released a new OTA update for its Nothing Phone (1). The update brings the latest April 2023 security patch and upgrades the OS to version Nothing OS 1.5.4.
The update, which is 119 MB in size, comes after the company skipped the release of the March 2023 update. Nothing has not provided an explanation for this, but the update release will surely bring relief to many users who have been waiting for an upgrade.
Installing the update is a breeze and took us only 20 minutes to complete. The update provides a long list of new features and improvements that enhance the performance and security of the phone.
One of the key features introduced in the update is the feedback feature, which allows users to provide feedback on their Nothing OS experience. This feedback will help the company continue to improve its operating system.
Additionally, the update optimizes the 4G/5G network switching function, reduces standby power consumption, and improves Bluetooth functions in Quick Settings, including fast access to paired devices. QR code transactions are now smoother, allowing users to scan UPI QR codes directly through the camera app and complete transactions through a payment app on their device.
The fingerprint pattern unlocking experience has also been optimized, and Pop-up view animations have been made smoother. Furthermore, the update includes Google Safety Center and added NDot Cyrillic font support for Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian.
Other improvements include resolving freeze issues during Pop-up view, improving notification display in Quick Settings, fixing incoming call notifications delay, and improving time-stamp accuracy for photos.
Here is the complete changelog for Nothing OS 1.5.4 Update:
- New feedback feature. Send us feedback on your Nothing OS experience by going to “Settings > System > Feedback” so that we can keep improving!
- Reduced standby power consumption by optimising 4G/5G network switching function.
- Optimised Bluetooth functions in Quick Settings, including new fast access to paired devices.
- Smoother QR code transactions. You can now scan UPI QR codes directly through the camera app and choose a payment app on your device to complete the transaction (only available in select regions).
- Optimised the fingerprint pattern unlocking experience.
- Smoother Pop-up view animations.
- Integrated Google Safety Center.
- Added NDot Cyrillic font support for Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian. Thank you Kasia Meyer (@endless_empathy on discord.gg/nothingtech) for your innovation and idea for the font!)
- Resolved freeze issues during Pop-up view.
- Improved notification display in Quick Settings.
- Resolved error message during face unlocksetup.
- Fixed incoming call notifications to come through without delay.
- Improved time-stamp accuracy for photos.
- Other general Improvements.
How to Update:
Nothing Phone users can access the update by going to “Settings > System > Software Update” and checking for updates. The update is available now, and we highly recommend installing it to take advantage of the new features and security improvements.
Download Nothing OS 1.5.4 Update:
Global/ EEA Region
- Incremental over 1.5.3
- Full zip (link will be added soon)
Note: The update link was extracted from the Indian region. So be careful while installing.
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Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 with Android 14 Announced for Nothing Phone (2)
Nothing company has announced its next significant update “Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1” for Nothing Phone (2) users. This new update is based on Android 14. Starting tomorrow, users of the Phone (2) can expect this update on their devices. If there are any special steps needed to install it, the company promises to provide guidance.
The announcement about Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 came via the company’s official X handle, which used to be known as Twitter. According to their post, more details about this update will be shared on October 11.
However, there’s a bit of a wait on the specifics. Nothing hasn’t yet confirmed the exact time the update will be released. So for now Phone (2) users have to wait for a little while until the next announcement from the company.
Nothing Glyph Composer app receives a small update to fix bugs
Recently, new sound pack “Sampha” was added to the app. Now the composer app has got a new update 1.3.2. The What’s New section says,”Various bug fixes.”
However, I personally didn’t face any issues or bugs with the app on my Nothing Phone (1) and Phone (2). But still company tries to make its app better than before so that no user gets a bug while using it.
Nothing Opens Service Centre in Bengaluru with More to Follow
Nothing the UK tech startup led by Founder Carl Pei opened its first service centre in Bengaluru. This service centre promises product repairs in just two hours. They plan to open four more in the next few months. The goal is to have 35 centres in India by 2025.
Before the launch of the Nothing Phone (2) in July the company had shared plans to open their first service centre in August. Now it’s open on 100 Feet Road in Indira Nagar.
Customers who visit the service centre can get quick support for their Nothing products. This was reported by the Indian Express and mentioned by Nothing’s Vice President Manu Sharma. They aim to fix products in two hours. If repairs take longer they’ll give customers another device to use. Fun fact: customers can play arcade games like Pac-Man while they wait.
The Indira Nagar service centre will also offer discounts on repairs on the second weekend of every month. Like Apple’s free sessions in its stores there will be tech workshops in the service centre.
Nothing India officially announced this on their X profile (previously known as Twitter).
After Bengaluru the company plans to open centres in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. They revealed this plan in July. They will open 15 more centres next year. The aim is to reach 35 centres by 2025.
Here is the Google Map location for Nothing Service Centre in Bengaluru: Link
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