Not long after the release of Android 13 on the Nothing Phone (1), the trendy device is already seeing a supplementary update that brings refinements and select new features, such as the additional support for the Ear (2) earbuds.
With Android 13, the Nothing Phone (1) saw a handful of improvements and feature additions. Nothing OS 1.5 brought a refined camera interface, more Material You elements, and an overhauled 50% increase in app loading speed. Of course, the new OS update brought much more to the Nothing Phone, though it was apparently not enough.
In a new Nothing OS 1.5.3 update rolling out to certain users, it looks as if even more features are making their way to the device. Some of those changes include a new way to add games to Game Mode manually. Unfortunately, this excludes non-Play Store games. The update also brings smoother animations as well as a better transition between the always-on display and lock screen.
The addition of Ear (2) support is likely the most notable change. On top of that, a new CPU usage algorithm that increases battery performance is a big and welcome change. The real-life statistics on that will be interesting to see post-update.
Nothing notes that the Nothing OS 1.5.3 update will roll out to all Phone (1) users in the next couple of days.
More on Nothing:
- Nothing OS 1.5: Top new features in Android 13 for Phone (1) [Video]
- Nothing Ear (2) full specs surface as more official-looking renders leak [Gallery]
- Nothing OS 1.5 walkthrough: How closely does this mimic the Pixel experience? [Video]
- Nothing Phone (2) likely to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip per exec slip-up
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