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Nothing OS 1.5 rolls out, bringing Android 13 to Nothing Phone 1

Much ado about something. You'll find app improvements, visual changes, and performance bumps.

Screenshots of Phone 1 running Nothing OS 1.5

Nothing might be the new kid on the block, but isn’t holding back when it comes to software. The brand is currently rolling out Nothing OS 1.5, one of the most significant updates for Phone 1 so far. Android 13 is the headline attraction here, but there are plenty of other updates to feast your fingers on. You’ll find design improvements, new customisation options, app improvements, and more.

Some of the biggest highlights in Nothing OS 1.5 include a new stock weather app, a simplified camera design, and a 50% increase in app loading speed. You’ll also find a new Glyph sound pack, adding a bunch of new ringtones and alert tones with the accompanying flashing lights. There are more Material You colour customisations, and new media controls on the lockscreen. Speaking of the lockscreen, you can set up quick shortcuts to open apps straight from here.

Some smaller improvements include a new QR code scanner, live speech captions, refined volume controls, smoother animations, and a new Personal Security app. There are plenty of other system performance tweaks and privacy upgrades under the hood, to keep your device running smoothly. You can view a full list of changes from Nothing.

Nothing OS 1.5 is available, and currently rolling out to Phone 1. You can update the device through the Settings app, by heading to System Update. It’ll install over-the-air, so you don’t need to plug anything in. If you don’t see the update right away, check back later – things might get a little crowded with so many racing to update at once.

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Connor is a writer for Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website. He has been writing for around six years now, with writing across the web and in print too. Connor has experience on most major platforms, though does hold a place in his heart for macOS, iOS/iPadOS, electric vehicles, and smartphone tech. Just like everyone else around here, he’s a fan of gadgets of all sorts! Aside from writing, Connor is involved in the startup scene. This exciting involvement puts him at the front of new and exciting tech, always on the lookout for innovating products.

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