Last month, Carl Pei’s Nothing debuted the Nothing Phone, its first smartphone (1). It comes pre-installed with Nothing OS, an almost stock version of Android that is based on Android 12. You are in for some disappointment if you were under the impression that this meant the stable Android 13 would be available for Phone (1) this year.
There is no indication that the Phone (1)’s Android 13 version would only be available between January and June 2023. To enhance the user experience, the company will nonetheless keep releasing software upgrades for the Phone (1).
“We are always working hard to improve the Phone 1 user experience. To ensure this, operating system updates will be made available for regular download. In regards to Android 13, this will be launched for Phone 1 users in the first half of 2023. Before releasing, we want to fine-tune the software upgrade with Nothing’s hardware. We will be sure to keep you updated with further information,” said Nothing.
Three years of Android version upgrades and four years of bimonthly security patches are included with the Nothing Phone (1). It is equipped with a 6.55″ FullHD+ 120Hz OLED and a fingerprint reader, it is run by the Snapdragon 778G+ SoC.
The Phone (1) has three cameras in tow—a 16MP selfie camera on the front, a 50MP primary camera on the back, joined by a 50MP ultrawide unit—and a 4,500 mAh battery with 33W wired and 15W wireless charging capabilities.