Nothing announces Android 14 based Nothing OS 2.5 open beta for Phone 2

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  • Nothing has announced Android 14 based Nothing OS 2.5 beta for Phone 2
  • This open beta brings Android 14 exclusive features to Nothing OS
  • Nothing OS 2.5 beta will launch for Phone 1 users next month

In a move following the trend set by several smartphone manufacturers, Nothing has revealed its Android 14 beta build. Notably, the company, which initially faced delays in releasing Android 13 for Phone 1, is now taking a different approach with Phone 2.

Nothing has introduced Nothing OS 2.5, a brand-new interface based on Android 14, exclusively for the Nothing Phone 2. Although this release is in its beta phase, Phone 2 users can try out the build by signing up on the company’s community platform.

Key Features of the Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta Include:

Nothing OS 2.5:

  • Enhanced widgets library interface for clearer visibility of Nothing widgets.
  • Introduction of a new photos widget, allowing users to display favorite photos on both the Home Screen and Lock Screen.
  • New screenshot editor and menu offering advanced editing features and quick deletions.
  • Redesigned back gesture to align with Nothing’s unique style.
  • Option to hide app icons on the Home Screen and app drawer, accessible by swiping right in the app drawer.
  • Quick screenshot capture through a three-finger swipe.
  • Customizable double-press power button for rapid access to preferred features.
  • Revamped Home Screen and Lock Screen customization page for a comprehensive view of options.
  • Introduction of the glass filter for distinct wallpaper customization.
  • Addition of solid color wallpapers for a sleeker Home Screen appearance.

Nothing OS 2.5

Android 14 Enhancements:

  • Inclusion of a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section.
  • New back gesture while interacting with apps.
  • Updated Quick Settings layout with added icons for Nothing earbuds.
  • Expanded Lock Screen shortcut options, including do not disturb, mute, QR code scanner, and video camera.
  • Separate volume controls for ringtone and notification sounds, featuring an updated volume control interface.
  • Introduction of regional settings for unit and number customization.

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While this beta build showcases exciting features, we caution that it might contain bugs. Therefore, it is advisable not to install it on primary devices. For those eager to explore Nothing OS 2.5, the company has provided a comprehensive guide on their community for a seamless experience. The company has also announced that the same build will land on Phone 1 next month.

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