Nothing Phone (1) new update brings camera improvements, Android 13 beta coming later this year

  • Nothing is rolling out the Nothing OS 1.1.4 update to the Phone (1).
  • The update brings key improvements to the dual 50MP cameras, a Nothing-themed watermark, and a new motion detection algorithm.
  • Nothing announced the Phone (1) will receive Android 13 beta before the end of this year.

Nothing Phone (1) is easily one of the best-recommended phones under Rs 30,000, especially during the sale period on Flipkart. While the phone had its share of teething problems, the company has been consistently rolling out updates to address the issues. The company is now rolling out the Nothing OS version 1.1.4 update, which is the fourth software update since the launch of Phone (1) in July. 

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The Nothing OS 1.1.4 update offers key optimisations that are claimed to take the dual 50MP cameras to their full potential. To recall, the Nothing OS 1.1.3 fine-tuned the software for sharper clarity and improved colour fidelity. Nothing also announced that the Android 13 beta version will ship by the end of the year.

Nothing Phone (1) OS update

Nothing Phone (1) update

The Nothing OS 1.1.4 update adds a ‘Nothing-themed’ watermark to the camera app. It improves the ultra-wide-camera colour calibration and increased colour consistency between main and ultra-wide sensors. There is a new motion detection algorithm added for improved stability when shooting moving objects.

The Nothing OS 1.1.4 update increases shooting speed when using HDR in ultra-wide mode. Night mode shots are true-to-life with increased colour accuracy. Portrait shots on the front camera are sharper and more natural. Other features include a new option to flip the 3-button navigation bar and the phone now supports LHDC high-definition audio.

In addition to camera improvements, the Nothing Phone (1)’s OS 1.1.4 update also brings the September Security Patch, reduces battery consumption for Always On Display and other use cases, improves thermal performance, new UI for system update, improved Face Unlock algorithm, and general bug fixes.

As said, the company announced that Nothing Phone (1) will receive an Android 13 beta update by the end of this year and a stable release by early 2023. The company assured that it is closely monitoring the feedback from customers and is working on bringing a refined user experience.