Nothing Phone (1) receives new features and optimisations courtesy of Nothing OS 1.1.6
Nothing has introduced a new software revision for the Phone (1), bringing its first smartphone up to v1.1.6. Debuting alongside the Ear (1) Stick, Nothing OS 1.1.6 contains several optimisations from last month's v1.1.4. While the latest version of Nothing OS is a relatively small download size, Nothing has still packed in more than just an obligatory Android security patch update.
Specifically, the 62 MB over-the-air (OTA) update should allow the Nothing Phone (1) to take sharper-looking videos with improved stability, as well as enabling the recording light indicator by default. Additionally, Nothing claims to have optimised its default launcher for a 'more fluid...experience', albeit without going into details. Separately, Nothing alleges that the Phone (1) will get brighter when viewing HDR content once Nothing OS 1.1.6 is applied and will finally support Google AR Core.
Moreover, the new update should deliver a more accurate battery status, along with an updated NFC sound effect. Furthermore, this month's changelog highlights an improved 'Flip to Glyph' animation and that Nothing has synchronised the Glyph charging light to the current sound effect. As always, Nothing claims to have included 'general bug fixes' too, although it has not provided any details about these, either. Nothing OS 1.1.6 should arrive as an over-the-air (OTA) update and can be triggered from within the main Settings menu.