Nothing Phone (2) Nothing OS Software Update Tracker [Update: Nothing OS 2.5.3 with improvements]


Nothing launched the Nothing Phone (2) in July 2023 in the Indian market. The Nothing Phone (2) runs Nothing OS 2.0 out of the box, which is based on Android 13. The company has also promised three Android version upgrades and four year of (bi-monthly) security patch updates for the Phone (2), same as the Phone (1).

This post will help our readers in keeping track of Nothing OS updates for the Nothing Phone (2), also check out our Nothing Phone (2) content,

Note that Android manufacturers follow a staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users. The broader rollout of firmware updates usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

Nothing Phone (2) Nothing OS 2.0 Updates

[April 1, 2024]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5.3 update that weighs 64MB in size bringing new features and improvements along with Android Security patch for April 2024.

What’s new
● Added an option for the Nothing Icon Pack to be applied only to the Home Screen to improve accessibility in the App Drawer.
● You can now scroll through pages on the Home Screen while holding app icons for a more intuitive experience while organising icons.

Improvements
● Fixed an issue with car Bluetooth media players.
● Optimised animations in certain scenarios for smoother transitions.
● Updated Android Security patch version to April 2024.
● Resolved system stability issues to enhance overall performance.
[January 23, 2024]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5.2 update that weighs 535MB in size bringing new Glyph feature, improved call and network quality and bug fixes.

What's new 
● Get direct access to the Glyph Interfaces Music Visualisation feature (some of you may have already discovered it).
● You can now directly set your network via Quick Settings without unlocking the device. 

Improvements 
● Refined visual effects on the lock screen interface. 
● Optimised the display of icons in the status bar 
● Improved the success rate of fingerprint unlocking.  
● Refined transition animations for the Photos widget 
● Improved stability in call and connection quality. 

Bug Fixes 
● Improved the game dashboard's FPS to ensure it regularly updates. 
● Resolved an issue causing the Glyph switch to automatically turn on in certain scenarios. 
● Resolved a case where volume would automatically change during Flip to Glyph.  
● Resolved a problem causing Glyph to turn off automatically when not within the Bedtime schedule. 
● Resolved music playback so that it does not play during incoming calls in Vibrate Mode.  
● Refined functions to ensure that double-tapping the power button can launch the Wallet.
● Resolved a problem that caused battery percentage to not appear in the status bar. 
● Fixed stability issues with NFC functionality.

 

[December 15, 2023]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5 stable update based on Android 14 for the Nothing Phone (2).

[October 11, 2023]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5 beta update based on Android 14 for the Nothing Phone (2).

[September 8, 2023]

Nothing Phone (2) Nothing OS 2.0.3, a new update, is rolling out brining new Compass widget, a new pocket mode UI, Zomato app support for Glyph progress, improved “OTG Compatibility”, and improvements. The update comes with firmware version T2.0-230906-1933 and weighs 99.39MB in size.

What’s New

● Added the Compass widget. After placing it, swipe down to see more detailed information.
● Added new UI to show when the device is in pocket mode.
● Added support for Zomato in Glyph Progress. Navigate to Settings > Glyph Interface > Glyph Progress to enable this integration.
● Added and improved “OTG Compatibility” toggle in Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences.

Improvements and bug fixes

● Increased the Screen Recorder capture resolution.
● Adjusted the animation speed of the keyboard popping up after opening the app drawer.
● Improved haptic feedback. Improved NFC stability.
● Improved Bluetooth connection stability in various scenarios.
● Minor UI adjustments.
● Minor bug fixes.
[August 22, 2023]

Nothing Phone (2) Nothing OS 2.0.2a, a new update, is rolling out brining more camera improvements and new features. . The update comes with firmware version T2.0-230818-1943 and weighs 58.02MB in size.

Further camera improvements

● Improved clarity of faces in indoor environments
● Optimised highlight levels in low light environments
● Added an UI element to show when HDR o active
● Optimised highlight exposure when shooting in HDR
● Reduced dull tones when shooting in HDR
● Resolved halo effect issue in Portrait Mode when shooting in HDR

What's new

● Implemented a new feature to shut down apps when the device reaches temperature limit
● Refined the out-of-battery visual when device is switched off
● Volume control will now display the different icons for each of the Nothing audio products
● Updated to Google's July Security Patch

Camera

● Improved photo quality in low light settings
● Improved photo clarity in 50 MP Mode
● Improved photo clarity for front camera
● Optimised stability and contrast when recording videos with rear camera
● Improved the contrast and Bokeh effect when shooting in Portrait Mode on the rear camera
● Optimised the clarity of faces when shooting in Portrait Mode with rear camera
●  Improved HDR processing speed

Improvements

● Reworked haptic feedback strength when typing
● Improved responsiveness of the touch panel under certain conditions
● Improved network reliability with multiple carriers globally
● Optimised performance for certain games 50 system stability

Bug fixes

● Resolved an issue affecting Google Wallet functioning in cloned apps
● Resolved an issue causing 'tap to wake' to be unresponsive at times
●  Resolved an issue causing the Bluetooth Quick Settings tile to be unresponsive
●  Resolved a rare issue causing System Ul to be unresponsive at times
● Other general bug fixes

[August 4, 2023]

Nothing Phone (2) Nothing OS 2.0.2, a new update, is rolling out brining several camera features. The update comes with firmware version T2.0-230801-1740 and weighs about 98.34MB in size.

Front Camera

● Enhanced photo clarity
● Improved quality in low-light settings
● Faster HDR processing speed

Rear camera

● Enhanced photo clarity in 50 MP Mode
● Optimised stability and contrast when recording videos on the rear camera
● Improved photo quality in low-light settings
● Improved the contrast and Bokeh effect when shooting in Portrait Mode
● Optimised the clarity of faces when shooting in Portrait Mode
● Faster HDR processing speed


New features

● Feature that can shut down apps when the device reaches its temperature limit
● Refined the out-of-battery visual when device is switched off
● Added different icons for each of the Nothing audio products to volume control
● Updated to Google's July security patch

Improvements

● Reworked haptic feedback strength when typing
● Improved responsiveness of the touch panel under certain conditions
● Improved reliability of network for multiple global carriers
● Enhanced performance of some games when played in HDR
● Improved system stability

Solutions

● Resolved an issue affecting Google Wallet functioning in cloned apps
● Fixed an issue causing 'double tap to wake' to be unresponsive at times
● Resolved an issue causing the Bluetooth Quick Settings tile to be unresponsive at times
● Other general bug fixes

  • [July 14, 2023]

Nothing Phone (2) Nothing OS 2.0.1, a minor update is rolling out ahead of the first sale on July 21st. The update comes with firmware version T2.0-230709-2003 and weighs about 105MB in size.

New features

● Glyph Composer is now live on the Play Store! Use the app to create and record your very own Glyph Ringtones. 
● Introducing Glyph Progress for Uber. Check the progress of an incoming Uber ride via the Glyph Interface. This feature is currently in an experimental phase, so you may experience some inconsistencies. 
● Widgets can now be added to your lock screen / Always-on-Display. Available to set up on the lock screen settings page.
● Quick Settings widgets. Add your most-used Quick Settings tiles directly to your home or lock screen. 
● Reworked popular Nothing Machine ringtones and notification sounds from Phone (1), adjusted to match the new segmented design of Phone (2). 
● 4 new wallpapers
● One-handed Mode.

Camera

● Camera Portrait mode now supports 2x zoom.Motion capture is now supported in 50MP mode.
Introduced a brand new Nothing style photo watermark.
● Optimised the HDR effectiveness across the board
● Optimised photo clarity when shooting between 4x and 10x zoom
● Improved camera quality when used in third party apps.
● Reduced lag and optimised stabilisation algorithm when shooting videos.

Improvements

● Improved battery and charging performance in extreme conditions. 
● Improved the consistency of wireless charging and Battery Share. 
● Improved Face Unlock and fingerprint sensor performance. 
● Regulated system sounds volume across the board.  
● Optimised Essential Notification and other Glyph Interface logic. 

Bug fixes: 

● Resolved Quick Settings expansion issue. 
● Improved network stability. 
● Resolved NFC related issue. 
● More general bug fixes. 
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Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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