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Nothing Phone (1) receives Android 14-Based Nothing OS 2.5

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Nothing Phone (1) is now receiving the Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1, which is based on Android 14. This update introduces a range of new features and improvements, including a redesigned lock screen, home screen customizations, new widgets, and enhanced Glyph animation. Users can access the open beta by installing the Nothing Beta app and checking for updates in Settings, or by directly downloading the OTA file. The arrival of Android 14 on the Nothing Phone (1) follows the recent release of its successor, Phone (2), and brings a host of new features from Android 14 and Nothing’s own innovations.

The update was initially announced by Nothing and is now available for download via the official Nothing Community forums. The update process is similar to that of the Phone (2) and involves downloading an APK, which will enable an “Update to Beta” option in Settings. Once this is done, the process is relatively straightforward.

New Features in Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 for Phone (1)

– Redesigned customization page with new Home and Lock Screen customizations
– Introduction of new solid and monochrome theming colors
– New Home screen effects on top of wallpaper, namely Atmosphere and Glass
– Addition of double-press power button Gestures
– More Lock Screen shortcuts, such as DND, Mute, and QR scanner
– Introduction of a three-finger swipe for Screenshot
– New Screenshot editor and menu with more editing features
– Addition of new Pedometer, Music Player, and Screen Time widgets
– Improved Glyph animations and a new Glyph animation when using NFC
– Flip to Glyph improvements
– Separate Ringtone and Notification volumes
– Improved Camera and overall system stability

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How to Install Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 on Phone (1)

Warning: Since this is a Beta version, there is a slight chance of data loss if the update process encounters issues. It is recommended to back up data before proceeding or to wait for the Stable update.

1. Download and install the exclusive APK for the Nothing Phone (1).
2. Once installed, go to Settings -> System -> System Update and tap Update to Beta version.
3. Tap Check for a new version. The update should appear and start downloading and installing.
4. The installation may take time, depending on the internet connection. Ensure that the phone’s battery is charged to over 50%.

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The Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 update for Phone (1) brings a host of new features and improvements, offering users an early look at the upcoming changes. Users are encouraged to share their feedback on the update.

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