In a recent development, Nothing has officially confirmed the rollout of Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 for the Nothing Phone (2), as promised. This much-anticipated update is expected to introduce a host of exciting features and improvements to enhance the smartphone experience.
Key changes in Nothing OS 2.5 open beta 1:
- Widget Interface: The widget library interface has been updated for a clearer appearance of Nothing widgets.
- Photos Widget: Users can now display their favorite photos on both the Home Screen and Lock Screen.
- Screenshot Editor: A new screenshot editor and menu offer advanced editing features and quick deletions.
- Back Gesture Design: The back gesture has been redesigned to align with Nothing’s unique style.
- App Icon Hiding: Users can hide app icons on the Home Screen and app drawer, accessible by swiping right in the app drawer.
- Screenshot Capture: Easily capture screenshots with a three-finger swipe.
- Customizable Power Button: The double-press power button can now be customized to quickly access preferred features.
- Enhanced Customization: The Home Screen and Lock Screen customization page has been redesigned for more comprehensive options.
- Unique Wallpapers: A glass filter has been introduced for creating unique wallpapers, along with new solid color options for a cleaner Home Screen appearance.
Furthermore, Nothing OS builds upon Android 14 features such as sleek monochrome visuals, a new back gesture, revamped Quick Settings with Nothing earbuds icons and expanded Lock Screen shortcuts. Users can now control ringtone and notification volumes separately, thanks to an updated volume control interface. Additionally, regional settings enhance the user experience.
How to join Nothing OS 2.5 – Open Beta 1?
To dive into the Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1, make sure you have NOS version 2.0.3 installed. Then, follow these steps:
- Download the APK from here and install it from your downloads.
- Go to your device’s Settings > System > Update to Beta version.
- Select “Check for new version” and follow the on-screen instructions.
In this beta version, data interference is possible, so back up your data before use. In case of a rollback, backup is crucial as it results in a factory reset. Download the rollback package for Nothing OS 2.0.3, and go to Settings > System > Update to Beta version. Then tap “Import file” and select the downloaded package.