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Nothing Phone (2a) Launch Set for Next Month – Confirmed Officially

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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.

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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.

Are you guys interested in the Nothing Phone (2a)? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, do let us know whether you like this post or not.

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The Glyph Developer Kit for Nothing Phone (1) and Nothing Phone (2) Has Arrived

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Nothing Glyph Developer Kit for Phone 1 and 2

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.

What do you guys think regarding this, whether we got this Glyph Interface functionality to be working in more apps? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.

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Nothing is planning to remove Glyph Interface in their upcoming mid-range Nothing Phone (2a)

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Nothing Phone 2a back design

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:

nothing phone 2a back design by onleaks x smartprix

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.

What do you guys think about whether we get a glyph interface in Nothing Phone (2a) or not? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, do let us know whether you like this post or not.

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Nothing Phone (1) gets Stable Nothing OS 2.5.2 Android 14 Update

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Nothing OS 2.5.2 for Phone (1)

The latest update for the Nothing Phone (1) is here! Users can now upgrade to the stable Nothing OS 2.5, based on Android 14. This update is a significant leap from OS 2.0 and brings a plethora of new features and improvements, aiming to enhance the everyday experience of its users.

This update is currently being rolled out for beta users who are running Nothing OS 2.5.1 Open Beta 2. Later, Android 13 stable users will also receive the update in the coming days.

Nothing OS 2.5.2 for Phone (1)

You can identify this update by its firmware version Nothing OS 2.5.2. The update size for beta users is 68.48 MB. For non-Beta users, the update size will be around 1 GB. It will take 10-15 minutes for the complete installation. Also, this is an incremental update so data will be wiped.

Customisation

Users can now enjoy a redesigned Home Screen and Lock Screen customisation page, along with an improved wallpaper editing flow for a more comprehensive view of options. The update introduces the new Atmosphere wallpaper effect, which transforms background photos into dynamic wallpapers, adding motion to colours on both lock and home screens. For those who prefer simplicity, there are new solid colour wallpapers and a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section.

Glyph Interface

The Glyph Interface now allows direct access to the Music Visualisation feature. The Glyph light playback effect has been improved, syncing better with your device’s audio. There’s also a new Glyph animation for NFC usage and enhancements to the Flip to Glyph experience.

Gesture

With the update, users can double-press the power button to access a chosen feature quickly. More Lock Screen shortcut options are available, including Do Not Disturb, Mute, QR code scanner, and video camera. Capturing screenshots is now easier with a three-finger swipe gesture. There’s also a new screenshot editor and menu for advanced editing and quick deletions. The back gesture arrow visual has been refreshed to align with Nothing’s style.

Quick Settings

Quick Settings now support switching ring modes and allow users to set their network without unlocking the device. The layout has been updated to show more device icons.

New Widgets

The update brings new widgets to enhance user interaction:

  • The Pedometer Widget tracks daily steps directly from the home screen.
  • The Media Player Widget displays the currently playing song for easy control.
  • The Screen Time Widget helps monitor and manage daily screen time.

More Improvements

The Weather app experience has been optimized, with improved weather alerts notifications. Users can set ringtone and notification sound volumes separately, thanks to an updated volume control interface. Continuous screenshots no longer include the preview of the previous screenshot. Camera stability and system smoothness and responsiveness have been enhanced for a more fluid user experience. Lastly, system stability and battery life have seen improvements.

Changelog:

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.

We also have a video on this update, it will help understand users more in detail.

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