Nothing Phone (1) update provides interface and charging improvements



Nothing deploys version 1.1.2 of the operating system for Nothing OS. It’s a small update but gives the phone some useful upgrades.

According to GSM Arena, the custom calendar will now be enabled by default for the always-on display feature. This indicates that the function will turn itself off at night. Although the user can still explicitly set this setting to be always on, it is no longer the default setting.

The fingerprint icon can now also be configured to appear when the screen is off and you move the phone slightly. On our test device, however, this option does absolutely nothing for some reason. After the update, the fingerprint sensor itself seems a bit faster.

The update also makes claims about better charging efficiency and third-party charger compatibility. The phone worked perfectly with all the chargers we tried, so we couldn’t confirm the faster charging speed, and we’re not sure what the improved compatibility with third-party chargers means.

The update claims to have fixed the Bluetooth codec issue. As this was not a problem for us, we cannot say if anything has changed.

The update also states that it has improved stability and provided general bug fixes and UI detail optimization, as reported by GSM Arena.

Unfortunately, a few of the phone’s other issues have not been resolved. The audio quality concerns we mentioned in our review are still evident. Face unlock is extremely unreliable and shows no signs of improving. However, the phone is generally quite stable and it’s encouraging to see that it receives frequent updates.

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