Nothing Phone (1) receives stable Android 14 update

The Nothing Phone (1) is eligible for the Android 14 update. The update is available in the form of Nothing OS 2.5, which is based on Android 14. The update brings several new features and enhancements to the phone's performance and user interface.

The Nothing Phone (1) is eligible to receive the Android 14 update. The company’s founder, Carl Pei, confirmed on Twitter that the Phone (1) is ready to receive the Android 14 Beta 1 update. It is one of the first non-Google smartphones to receive the Android 14 Beta update.

The update is expected to bring new features and improvements to the phone’s software, including UI enhancements, customization options, and stability improvements for the camera and volume control.

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The update will be rolled out in stages, with open beta testers receiving it first before it is pushed out to users running the stable Android 13 build on their Phone (1).

About the Nothing Phone (1)

The Nothing Phone (1) is an Android smartphone produced by Nothing Technology Ltd. It was announced on March 23, 2022, and went on sale on July 21, 2022. The phone features a Glyph Interface, a 50 MP dual camera, Nothing OS, a 120Hz AMOLED display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 778G+ chipset.

The phone has a weight of 193.5g, and the weight may vary according to configuration, manufacturing process, and measurement method.

Nothing Technology Ltd. has announced the successor to the Phone (1), called the Nothing Phone (2a). The Phone (2a) is expected to be more affordable than the Phone (2) and will feature a mid-range chipset. It is rumored to be released later this month during MWC 2024 in Barcelona and will compete with devices like the Google Pixel 8a and Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus.

nothing phone (1) receives stable android 14 update
nothing phone (1) receives stable android 14 update

Supported devices

  • Phone (1)
Known issues
  1. Fingerprints can’t be registered
  2. Face unlock unavailable
  3. Glyph features unavailable
  4. Battery sharing unavailable
  5. No Portrait Mode or slow motion feature in the camera app
  6. No pre-installed Nothing weather and Nothing X apps
  7. Screen cast to TV connection unavailable
What’s new
  1. New support for API level 34 based on Android 14 Beta 3
  2. Preinstalled apps including Nothing Launcher, Weather, Recorder
  3. Preinstalled Nothing widgets
Download files
  1. Download the Android 14 Beta update package: Download
  2. Download the roll-back package: Download
How to upgrade to Android 14 Developer Preview
  1. Go to “Settings > About phone > Software info” to confirm that your system has been updated to the latest version (Nothing OS 1.5.6). If not, please go to “Settings > System > System update” to check for updates.
  2. Download the latest software update package.
  3. Create a folder named “ota” in your device’s internal storage directory.
  4. Copy the package to the “ota” folder.
  5. Go to your phone’s dial screen and enter the following code: *#*#682#*#*
  6. The local update tool will open. In the drop-down list, select the upgrade package you just copied. The drop-down list will display all files in the “ota” folder, and you can update the list by tapping the RELOAD button.
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