Nothing OS 1.5 Goes Live for More Users


A while back, we got word that Nothing Phone 1 finally got its stable Android 13 update, which comes with a ton of new features and improvements to the device. The company has recently announced that Nothing OS 1.5 will begin rolling out to more users, weighing in at 1.5GB.

According to the company, the update will bring about around a 50% increase in app loading speed, slicker system animations, as well as better power efficiency during usage. The accuracy of the in-display fingerprint scanner has also been improved, and the update has likewise brought some improvements to the network quick settings panel, multi-language support for apps, and the ability to close active background apps straight from the notification center.

With that said, here’s a complete list of what the update brings for users:

App improvements

  • New Nothing weather app.
  • Refined camera app interface.
  • Up to 50% increase in app loading speed.


  • New Glyph sound pack. More Glyph ringtones and notification sounds.
  • More “Material You”, meaning more colour schemes available for matching third party apps to wallpaper.
  • Lockscreen shortcut customisations. Create shortcuts for camera, torch, device controls, and wallet.

Improved experience

  • Easily switch data usage when using dual SIM with the improved network Quick Settings panel.
  • New QR code scanner in Quick Settings and in the camera app.
  • Multi-language support that allows different languages for different apps.
  • Clipboard preview. Copied text appears on the clipboard in the bottom corner of the screen. So you can directly edit the text before pasting.
  • Foreground services. Close active background apps directly from the notification centre to save battery. 

Visual enhancements

  • New look for Media Control. Puts album artwork on full display with a wider set of music controls.
  • Improved volume control. Easily adjust individual volume sliders without unlocking the screen (e.g. music vs ringtone).
  • Less distracting notifications whilst in Game Mode. Now with Google Game Dashboard. Dashboard supports screenshots, screen recording, FPS display, and Do Not Disturb.
  • Live caption: detects speech on your device and automatically generates captions.
  • Smoother animations when transitioning the display between on and off.

Privacy upgrades

  • Photo picker. Choose which images you want to share with each app. 
  • Media permissions. Group the types of media you want to share e.g., photos and videos, music and audio, files. 
  • Alerts when an app accesses your clipboard. Then cleared history after a period of time to prevent unwanted access.
  • Added Personal Safety app.

System performance

  • Increased background memory. Reducing the wait for frequently used apps to load.
  • New self-repair feature that keeps Phone (1) running like it’s new. By clearing unused cache and expired system dumps.
  • Increased system stability.
  • General bug fixes.

Source: Nothing

Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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