Nothingphone (1) arrived with the promise of challenging Android orthodoxy, flashing lights and all, but in terms of the Android 13 update, it’s the same old story.
The company, founded by OnePlus alum Carl Pei, will only release Android 13 on its first phone in June 2023. fast track to updates.
The London-based company said in a statement that it wants to set up the software on its phone before launching the update.
“We are always working hard to improve the Phone 1 user experience,” the company said in a statement released to Android control. “For this, operating system updates will be available for regular download. As for Android 13, it will be launched for Phone 1 users in the first half of 2023. Prior to release, we want to fine-tune software updates with Nothing hardware. We will be sure to keep you updated with further information.”
The news was prefaced by Pei’s Twitter post last week, when he sidestepped a question about the upgrade by saying, “A product is more than just its specs, features, and version numbers” (via edge).
For now, Android phone makers such as Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, and Huawei have detailed their plans to roll out Android 13 in the wake of Pixel phones. These companies have released beta versions of their Android 13 based UI with various levels of availability.
Nothing’s relative inexperience in these matters means it’s probably wiser to make sure everything’s perfect rather than rushing into a messed up reputation-damaging update.
In our review of the Nothing (1) phone, we gave it four stars for its outstanding design, 120Hz display, and value for money.
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