We just got the Nothing Phone (1) here in the office and it has already received its first firmware update. The Phone (1) gets Nothing OS 1.1.0 with some general bug fixes, new features, camera updates, and it’s updated with Android’s July security patch.
The most notable feature is the addition of Tesla integration into Nothing OS which works through a Quick Settings toggle that lets you perform actions on a Tesla EV directly from the notification shade. There’s also a new NFT Gallery widget that lets users display digital artwork from the home screen.
Camera improvements include the ability to use the Glyph’s fill light while in Portrait Mode, improved noise reduction and dynamic range in lower light conditions. There’s also improved clarity with the ultrawide camera, and the colors have been tweaked to be more consistent between the two rear facing cameras.
Other fixes have been issued alongside compliance with the July 2022 Android security patch. There’s a fix to a lock screen bug that caused the fingerprint icon to go away and improved performance with face unlock. Improvements have been issued to the Glyph interface, and battery life optimizations have been made for the device’s standby power state.
Our full review of the Nothing Phone (1) is currently underway. You can check out our first encounter post with the Phone (1) here until then.