Nothing Phone 1 Android 13 Closed Beta Should Start Today; teased CEO Carl Pei. Open beta testing will begin in two weeks. Nothing OS 1.5.0, an Android 13-based update for the Nothing 1 phone, Pei teased earlier this month. Nothing Phone 1 users started receiving the Nothing OS 1.1.7 update just a few days ago. In addition to bug fixes and other minor improvements, the latest update included the November 2022 Android security patch.
According to a recent post by Carl Peyja, the Android 13 closed beta for the Nothing Phone 1 will start today. The smartphone company is set to release an open beta update in the next two weeks.
Android 13 closed beta testing starts today. Open beta is in two weeks.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) November 30, 2022
Earlier this month, CEO Carl Pei announced the Android 13 update for Nothing Phone 1. He posted a screenshot of the About Phone section of Nothing Phone 1 running Nothing OS 1.5.0, which was supposed to be based on Android 13. Nothing Phone 1 is running a near-standard version of Android, while the new Android 13 is running a Nothing-based operating system update that should make things run smoother, as well as bring in some new improvements and features.
Recently, Nothing began releasing the Nothing OS 1.1.7 update for Phone 1 users. This update includes the November 2022 Android security patch, as well as bug fixes and other minor improvements. Prior to this, Imint announced a partnership with Nothing to improve video stabilization. The London-based manufacturer was also one of the first to enable Jio True 5G support via an OTA update for users in India.
Nothing Phone 1, the London-based company’s first smartphone, was launched in India in July. The price of the phone is Rs. 32,999 in India for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 35,999 for the variant with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. The dual-SIM (nano) phone runs Nothing OS based on Android 12 and features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED display. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM.
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