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Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta is now available for all Phone (1) users: All details – Times of India


About 10 days after Nothing rolled out the Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 2 for Phone (2), the London-based company has announced that the Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta is now available for all Phone (1) users.
The company says that the Nothing OS 2.5 is the company’s “most significant update since the launch of OS 2.0” and that it is “packed with exciting new features to make your smartphone experience as efficient and personal as possible.”
The OS – based on Android 14 – brings a string of features, design updates and changes to the smartphone.Here are the changes that it will bring:

  • The Phone (1) will get a redesigned joint Home Screen and Lock Screen customisation page and improved edit wallpaper flow for a more comprehensive view of options.
  • There is a new Atmosphere wallpaper effect and offers a quick transition between lock and home screens.
  • Introduced solid colour wallpapers for a cleaner Home Screen appearance.
  • Added a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section.

Gesture controls

  • Customisable double-press power button to quickly access a chosen feature. 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.

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.
Other improvements

  • Added a new Glyph animation for when NFC is being used.
  • Improved the experience of Flip to Glyph.
  • Optimised the experience of the Weather app and improved the notification of weather alerts.
  • Refreshed the back gesture arrow visual to be more in line with Nothing’s style.
  • Made it possible to set ringtone and notification sound volumes separately, with an updated volume control interface.
  • Updated Quick Settings layout and support to show more devices icons.
  • Improved the stability of the camera.
  • Enhanced overall system stability for a more reliable and smooth experience.


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