Nothing Phone 1 to Get Android 13 Beta Update by the End of 2022, Carl Pei Says

Nothing Phone 1 launched with Android 12-based Nothing OS.

Nothing Phone 1 to Get Android 13 Beta Update by the End of 2022, Carl Pei Says

The Nothing Phone 1 recently started receiving OS version 1.1.3 update

  • Nothing has promised to deliver up to 3 years of Android updates
  • It is planning to create fun, interesting software experiences
  • Nothing does not plan to rush updates at the cost of user experience

Nothing CEO Carl Pei revealed on Wednesday that the company is planning to ship the beta version of the Nothing OS based on Android 13 by the end of the year. A new report had already revealed that the company is aiming to release the stable Android 13 update in the first half of 2023. Nothing Phone 1 is the first foray into the smartphone segment by the company. This smartphone was launched earlier this year in July running an Android 12-based Nothing OS.

Pei announced via Twitter that Nothing does not plan to rush on updates at the cost of user experience. He revealed that the company aims to ship out the beta version of Nothing OS based on Android 13 by the end of the year. Nothing Phone 1 users can expect a stable build in early 2023.

He further claimed that Nothing is "looking to create some fun and interesting software experiences." However, details of upcoming features on the company's Android 13 update were not revealed.

To recall, the Nothing Phone 1 was launched earlier this year in July running on Android 12-based Nothing OS out-of-the-box. The company has assured its users that it will offer 3 years of Android updates and 4 years of security patches (every 2 months).

When we reviewed the Nothing Phone 1, we discovered that it is devoid of bloatware and only features Google's suite of apps by default. Nothing OS includes several unique animations and we found the overall software experience to be pretty good.

In addition, Pei recently announced that Nothing is gradually rolling out OS version 1.1.3 for the Nothing Phone 1. This update brings several camera improvements, including improved processing times for Night Mode and HDR. Colour saturation is claimed to be richer than before while using the ultra-wide camera. Furthermore, image noise has been reduced and sharpness increased when using zoom. This update also includes other performance optimisations and bug fixes.

Is the Nothing Phone 1 worth it beyond its design choices? We discuss this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Premium build quality, unique design
  • Vivid 120Hz OLED display
  • Wireless charging and IP53 rating
  • Decent battery life
  • Clean software, snappy performance
  • Very good primary camera
  • Bad
  • Secondary cameras struggle in low light
  • No bundled charger
Display 6.55-inch
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 50-megapixel
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 12
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels

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Siddhant Chandra
Siddhant Chandra is a Consultant Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. This is his first foray into the tech space, having made the switch from travel. He holds a keen interest in keeping up with the latest hardware and software developments in the gaming industry. After work, you can mostly find him playing CS:GO with his buds, where he has clocked over 3K hours. You can reach him at More
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