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Nothing Phone 1 Get Software Update to Nothing OS 1.1.4 With Major Camera Improvements, Bug Fixes, More

Nothing OS 1.1.4 update comes bundled with September 2022 Android security patch.

Nothing Phone 1 Get Software Update to Nothing OS 1.1.4 With Major Camera Improvements, Bug Fixes, More

Nothing OS 1.1.4 offers support for LHDC high-definition audio

  • Nothing OS 1.1.4 offer an improved face unlock algorithm
  • The update is 136MB in size
  • Nothing Phone 1 will get improved thermal performance with the update

Nothing Phone 1, the first smartphone from the UK brand, led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, was unveiled globally in July. Now the company has begun rolling out an update to Nothing OS 1.1.4 along with the September 2022 Android security patch for the handset. The update brings a host of camera improvements and introduces power-consumption optimisation for the Always On Display alongside bug fixes for the company's first smartphone. Updating to Nothing OS 1.1.4 will let users add a Nothing watermark to their photos and offers support for the low latency high-definition audio codec (LHDC) codec on the Nothing Phone 1.

Carl Pei announced the rollout of Nothing OS 1.1.4 for the Nothing Phone 1 via a tweet on Sunday. The new over-the-air (OTA) firmware update comes with new features, several camera improvements, bug fixes, and performance optimisations. As mentioned, the update is 136MB in size.

nothing phone 1 update gadgets360 Nothing OS 1.1.4

The camera setup of the Nothing Phone 1 appears to benefit the most from the latest Nothing OS update. Like some new Xiaomi, Realme, and Poco smartphones, the Nothing Phone 1 will now let users add a watermark to their photos. The update adds improvements to the ultra-wide camera's colour calibration, while improving colour consistency between the main and ultra-wide sensors. It also introduces a new motion detection algorithm that offers better stabilisation while capturing moving subjects. As per the changelog, Nothing has also increased the shooting speed of the ultra-wide camera in HDR mode.

With the update to Nothing OS 1.1.4, the company has integrated the latest features from the Nothing Ear 1 app into Nothing OS. This will let users switch between noise cancellation modes and modify gesture controls right from the quick settings panel and the settings section. The update improves the navigation accessibility on the phone by adding an option to flip the 3-button navigation bar. It also brings support for the LHDC audio codec.

According to Nothing's changelog, the update includes the September 2022 Android security patches. It also optimises the Always On Display feature to increase the battery life of the handset. As per the changelog, it adds a new UI for system updates and provides improved thermal performance, along with an improved face unlock algorithm.

Apart from the general bug fixes, the Nothing OS version 1.1.4 fixes network issues occurring with certain carriers. It also addresses issues that displayed incoming calls as coming from an unknown contact and a fingerprint issue with the HDFC Bank app.

The Nothing Phone 1 (Review) was unveiled in July with a starting price tag of Rs. 32,999 for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The company hiked the price of the handset by Rs. 1,000, across all price variants, in August.

Specifications of the Nothing Phone 1 include a 120Hz refresh rate display, a 50-megapixel dual-camera setup along with a 16-megapixel selfie sensor, and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 inbuilt storage. The handset is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G+ SoC paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The Nothing Phone 1 packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 33W wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 5W reverse charging.

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
  • NEWS
  • Design / Comfort
  • Audio Quality
  • Battery Life
  • Value For Money
  • Good
  • Excellent design, useful controls

  • Good ANC with two intensity levels

  • Wireless and fast charging

  • Decent app

  • Balanced, detailed sound

  • Bad
  • Charging case is a bit big

  • No voice assistant support

  • Sound falls a bit short on attack and aggression
Headphone Type In-Ear
Microphone Yes
Connectivity True Wireless Stereo (TWS)
Type Earphones

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Nithya P Nair
Nithya P Nair is a journalist with more than five years of experience in digital journalism. She specialises in business and technology beats. A foodie at heart, Nithya loves exploring new places (read cuisines) and sneaking in Malayalam movie dialogues to spice up conversations. More
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