Latest Nothing Phone (1) software update refines Glyph interface lighting effect

The company promises to release the Android 13 OS on the Nothing Phone (1) in the first half of 2023.

Highlights
  • Nothing released a firmware update for the Phone (1) that adds new features and brings some improvements. 
  • The Nothing Phone (1) 1.1.6 OS update is only 62.04MB in size. 
  • It changes the Glyph lighting effect and adds support from Google AR Core. 

Although it has been over three months since its release in July 2022, the Nothing Phone (1) still has one of the best-looking back panels on smartphones available in the market. Part thanks to the Glyph interface lighting the back panel of the Nothing Phone (1), the company was able to set the sales chart on fire. Now, the company has released a new firmware update for the Nothing Phone (1), which twerks the Glyph interface’s lightning effect, and brings some improvements and features to the Phone (1) (review).

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The update is minor, with only a 62.04MB download size, but it packs significant improvements and adds new features. With that said, let’s look at everything this latest Nothing OS 1.1.6 release brings to the table.

Nothing Phone (1) software update: patch note

The latest Nothing software update tweaks the behaviour of the Glyph interface. It changes the Flip to Glyph lighting effect and makes it much more subtle, with the LEDs now only glowing once. The Glyph charging light effect now synchronises with the sound effect.

This latest Phone (1) patch also brings support from Google AR Core. It also adds support for the Jio 5G network in India. Besides this, the firmware patch note says it brings some improvements in the camera and the smartphone’s UI, like more accurate battery status and fluid UI interface experience, and fixes some unnamed general bugs.

 Nothing Phone (1) software update

It improves stability while recording video and also sharpen the video quality. Next, the recording red light indicator will be always-on by default. Previously, you had to enable this feature using the camera setting menu.

Lastly, it refreshes NFC sound effects and increases the maximum brightness when viewing HDR content. This was a standard firmware release, and we’ll still have to wait for the Android 13 update on the Phone (1). The company promises to release the Android 13 OS on the Nothing Phone (1) in the first half of 2023.

Key Specs

Nothing Phone 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus | 8 GBProcessor
6.55 inches (16.64 cm) Display
50 MP + 50 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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Nothing Phone 1 Price
Rs. 29,398
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Stylish, unique design
  • Clean software
  • Capable primary camera
  • Supports wireless charging

Cons

  • Doesn't ship with a charger
  • Slow 33W charging speed
  • Display's peak brightness not the best
  • Facial recognition is finicky
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