Nothing Phone (2) was released in July 2023 with Nothing OS 2.0 installed, and the business is currently testing Nothing OS 2.5 Open beta on the Phone 2. In a recent development, Consumer Technology has officially launched its latest major update to Android 14, which is currently available in beta as Nothing OS 2.5.
Device users can now get a head start on the future Android 14 update. The update includes numerous new features, upgrades, and modifications, all of which contribute to improved and seamless functionality and performance. The update improves the back gesture, expands lock-screen shortcuts, and many other features. Check out the article for more details on what’s new with this version.
What’s New With Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1
The organization is still in the process of Beta testing on Phone (2) in order to give the most ideal upgrade yet. Nothing offers customers early access to its latest developments through this Open Beta 1. Let’s get started by going over the important changes in Nothing OS 2.5 open beta 1.
The widget interface is improved for a cleaner appearance. Users can now display their photographs on both the Home Screen and the Lock Screen. The update improves Screenshot Editor by adding powerful and current editing options to enhance the editing experience of users. The back gesture is also updated to match Nothing’s distinct aesthetic.
Users may now hide their app icons on the Home Screen and app drawer, which is accessible by swiping right in the app drawer. Users can instantly grab a screenshot by swiping three fingers over the screen. Users can modify to rapidly access favourite functions by double-pressing the power button.
For comprehensive opticians, the brand has revamped the Home Screen and Lock Screen customizing page. The update’s most visible and appealing feature is the addition of a glass filter for generating unique wallpapers, as well as new solid color selections, which results in a cleaner Home Screen appearance.
What’s New With Android 14
Additionally, alongside the Nothing OS 2.5 open beta 1 update, it provides an exclusive preview of Android 14. Here’s what new has arrived:
Android 14 provides a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section, along with a back gesture during interaction with applications. The Quick Settings layout also gets upgraded, plus adds Nothing earbuds icons. Another change has arrived in the Lock Screen shortcut option, a new do not disturb, mute, QR code scanner and video camera.
- Added a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section.
- New back gesture while interacting with apps
- Updated Quick Settings layout and added Nothing earbuds icons.
- More Lock Screen shortcuts include do not disturb, mute, QR code scanner and video camera.
- Made it possible to set ringtone and notification sound volumes separately, with an updated volume control interface.
- Added regional settings so you can customize your unit and number preferences
Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 Changelog:
- Updated the widgets library interface so Nothing widgets appear more clearly.
- New photos widget, allowing you to display your favourite photos on both your Home Screen and Lock Screen.
- New screenshot editor and menu, allowing for more advanced editing features and quick deletions.
- Updated design of the back gesture to be more in line with Nothing’s style.
- Added the option to hide app icons on the Home Screen and app drawer. Swipe right in the app drawer to reveal hidden app icons.
- Capture screenshots quickly with a three-finger swipe.
- Customize the double-press power button to quickly access a chosen feature.
- Redesigned a joint Home Screen and Lock Screen customization page for a more comprehensive view of options.
- Introduced the glass filter to make your favourite wallpapers extra unique.
- New solid colour wallpapers for a cleaner Home Screen appearance.
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