Nothing Phone (1) receives first software update with numerous new features and battery life improvements
Nothing has only just launched the Phone (1), a smartphone that it has decided against offering in North America. As we discussed in our review, the Nothing Phone (1) ships with almost stock Android, save for a few alterations and the Nothing Launcher. While we acknowledged some early software issues, Nothing has sought to improve the software experience with the device's first update, version 1.1.0.
As the screenshot below shows, the update is just over a 100 MB download, with exact file sizes varying between devices. Despite being a relatively small download size, the update contains ten major changes, plus 'other bug fixes'. Also, the Nothing Phone (1) has received the July 2022 Android security patch, which our review unit lacked. Regardless, the update introduces Nothing's promised 'Connect to Tesla' functionality, as well as the following other changes:
- Added support for HDR10+
- Improved Camera app UI
- Improved fingerprint recording and unlocking
- Improved Glyph Interface effects for system feedback
- Introduced NFT widget
- Optimised battery life
- Optimised camera effects for HDR, portrait, night scenes and more
- Revamped Glyph Interface settings UI
- Revamped Nothing OS system sounds
Currently, Nothing promises to deliver three OS updates to the Phone (1), which should bring the smartphone up to Android 15. Additionally, all Nothing Phone (1) units should receive a fourth year of security patch updates. Please see our Nothing Phone (1) review for more information about the device, including battery life, camera and performance expectations.