Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing OS Software Update Tracker [Update: Nothing OS 2.5.5a with ChatGPT integration, more camera updates]

Nothing launched the Nothing Phone (2) in March 2024 in the Indian market. The Nothing Phone (2a) runs Nothing OS 2.5 out of the box, which is based on Android 14.

The company has also promised three Android version upgrades and four year of (bi-monthly) security patch updates for the Phone (21), same as the Phone (1) and Phone (2).

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 (2a) Nothing OS 2.5 Updates

[April 25, 2024]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5.5a update that brings ChatGPT integration, camera improvements, and general improvements.

ChatGPT integration
The following features are available with the latest ChatGPT app. Download via the Play Store.

● New gesture option in the Nothing X app for starting a voice conversation with ChatGPT. Works via Nothing Ear and Nothing Ear (a). Coming soon to other Nothing audio products.
● Added new ChatGPT widgets for fast and easy access from your home screen.
● Added a button on the screenshot and clipboard pop-up to directly paste content to a new conversation in ChatGPT.

● Optimised colour consistency in the main wide-angle camera by adjusting the white balance and colour bias at lower temperatures.
● Improved portrait brightness in HDR scenes by matching specific user skin tones.
Resolved abnormal noise issues in portrait mode by optimising HDR composition strategies.
Improved camera app opening performance by adjusting CPU scheduling strategies.

Other optimisations
● Optimised visual display of battery levels in the Battery widget.
Enhanced power-saving mode to ensure vibrations for calls and notifications remain active.
●  Integrated an AI-powered algorithm for smarter lighting adjustments for auto-brightness.
● Improved call stability to ensure more reliable connections.
● Increased smoothness when swiping down to expand the Quick Settings.
● Improved fluidity when unlocking the device after being idle.
● Resolved an issue where the other party could not hear the caller when connecting to Android Auto.
[April 13, 2024]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5.5 update that weighs about 91MB in size, bringing camera improvements, general improvements and bug fixes. The update also brings April 2024 security patch.

● Improved camera colour saturation.
● Optimised blur accuracy in Portrait Mode, as well as overall clarity.
● Enhanced camera loading speed.

General improvements 
● Updated to April Security Patch.
Optimised the Google Assistant wake-up experience.
● Optimised pop-up view animations to feel more fluid.
● Increased overall smoothness.
● Optimised overall gaming experience and performance.

Bug fixes
● Resolved compatibility issues with some third-party launchers.
● Fixed stability issues with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.
● Fixed an issue where the Night Light feature was ineffective on the lock screen.
● Optimised the overall stability of the system.
[March 26, 2024]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5.4a update that weighs about 25.9MB in size bringing further camera improvements, general improvements and bug fixes.

● Enhanced overall camera performance.
● Improved Portrait Mode.
● Enhanced camera saturation and tone.

General improvements
● Optimised compatibility with certain charging adaptors.
● Enhanced stability and compatibility of Bluetooth connections.

Bug fixes
● Resolved an issue where “Hey Google” could not be used in some situations.
● Fixed a bug caused fingerprint unlock to fail.
● Removed occasional sound of static noise in the receiver.
● Optimised the overall stability of the system.
[March 17, 2024]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5.4 update that weighs 121MB in size bringing further camera improvements, bug fixes, and also fixes overall performance of games, including BGMI, says the changelog.

General improvements
● Optimised the overall performance of games, including BGMI and more.
● Optimised the animation stutter when launching and exiting apps.
● Enhanced the animation of the Recorder widget.

● Enhanced colour accuracy and saturation.
● Optimised the brightness and tones of Ultra HDR photos.
● Fine-tunes the bokeh effect in portrait mode.
● Optimised colour consistency between the main and ultra-wide cameras.
● Enhanced the overall performance of camera.

Bug fixes
● Optimised flickering issue when launching apps from lock screen.
● Fixed an issue where home screen and lock screen wallpapers would be displayed abnormally.
● Fixed an issue where the Quick Settings incorrectly displayed Wi-Fi or cellular data information.
● Resolved an issue where the screen would go black during incoming calls in specific scenarios.
● Optimised the overall stability of the system.
[March 6, 2024]

Nothing has released Nothing OS 2.5.3 update that weighs 535MB in size bringing several improvements to system, camera and bug fixes.

General improvements
● New ringtones
● A new Recorder widget
● When taking continuous screenshots, the preview of the previous screenshot now automatically disappears.
● Added three levels of haptic for touch feedback.
● Refined the animation when transitioning from the home screen to Always On Display.
● Optimised the user experience of wallpapers.
● Made app launch animations even smoother.
● Optimised certain UI issues.
● Improved overall touch screen experience.
● Improved the experience of apps running in the background by optimising the memory strategy.
● Improved compatibility with certain charging adapters.

● Added shortcut widget for the Camera app.
● Introduced support for Ultra HDR feature in Camera, supporting XDR display effect for photos.
● Camera watermark now supports showing focal length.
● Improved the effect of Raw HDR photography.
● Enhanced colour saturation.
● Improved the clarity of front camera photos.
● Optimised camera OIS/EIS effects.
●  Enhanced camera app loading speed and overall performance.

Bug fixes
● Fixed the issue where the Pedometer widget would reset after switching time zones.
● Resolved the issue where app icons would not display on the home screen after swiping up to unlock in specific scenarios.
● Resolved the occasional issue where the fingerprint unlock would not respond when the screen is off.
●  Resolved the occasional black screen issue on the lock screen interface.
● Optimised the overall stability of the system.

The update is gradually rolling out and should be available for everyone in the coming days.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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