Nothing Phone (1) now eligible for Nothing OS 2.0 update with various changes and UI improvements
Nothing has now started rolling out Nothing OS 2.0 to the Phone (1), roughly six weeks after debuting the OS update with the Phone (2). As always, Nothing will take a few days to distribute the update globally. Thus, Nothing OS 2.0 may not be ready to download just yet on your Phone (1).
Additionally, it is worth noting that Nothing has based Nothing OS 2.0 on Android 13, despite its name potentially suggesting otherwise. Without Android 14 underpinning Nothing OS 2.0, Nothing has been left to making UI changes, including monochrome app icons and new home screen options like showing four or five apps side by side. Moreover, it is now possible to hide app icon names and disable the Google search bar.
Also, Nothing allows individual apps to be password protected that can differ from the device password itself. Furthermore, Nothing OS 2.0 adds lock screen widgets, interactive home screen widgets and the ability to run two instances of apps simultaneously. Hence, you can now synchronise two WhatsApp accounts on the same device. Unsurprisingly, Nothing's Glyph Composer has made an appearance, which provides greater customisation options for the Phone (1)'s rear-facing LEDs. If your Phone (1) has not received a notification to download Nothing OS 2.0, you could attempt to do so by heading to System Updates under the main Settings menu.