On December 1st, Nothing began accepting registrations for its upcoming Android 13 based Nothing OS 1.5 public beta. This comes after the company opened up about the fact that Nothing Phone (1) owners won’t be able to use the final version this year.
Today, the first beta is available to those who have signed up to receive it. Nothing OS 1.5 comes with a new weather app with a custom Nothing UI, 22% faster app loading, more color schemes available for Match your wallpaper from third-party apps, a new QR code scanner in Quick Settings, a clipboard preview at the bottom of the screen for quick editing before pasting, and a new look for media controls.
Hello, no OS 1.5! Powered by Android 13. Today we launched the Open Beta program, which we will gradually roll out to Phone (1) users before the final release.
More details: https://t.co/IknzKK1Nov pic.twitter.com/qsd0TylMiO — None (@nothing) 12 moon15, 2022
You can also close active background apps from the notification area, increase background memory to reduce waiting time for loading frequently used apps, a new self-healing feature that “keeps the phone (1) like new by clearing unused apps” “Run the same” cache and expired system dumps, better quick settings with new network and bluetooth device popups, new UI for volume control, easy to adjust sliders without unlocking the screen, and improved game mode , with new UI Google Game Dashboard for light notifications and UI, it supports screenshot, screen recording, FPS display and do not disturb.
Apparently you also get everything Google packed into Android 13, including a new photo picker, new notification permissions, new media permissions, and support for different apps in different languages.
The final stable release of Nothing OS 1.5 is expected to arrive “early” 2022″.