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Nothing phone (1) coming soon with Nothing OS; Nothing launcher arrives in April for select smartphones

Nothing phone (1), Nothing OS, and Nothing launcher has been announced. In 2021, Carl Pei, who co-founded OnePlus, introduced the “Nothing” brand. The company announced the Nothing ear (1) TWS earbuds as its first product in July 2021. Today, the company held a virtual launch event to announce its first smartphone, called the Nothing phone (1).

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The company also introduced the Nothing ecosystem. Pei said that it is an open ecosystem that will not only work with Nothing devices but also with non-Nothing products from leading brands. It will allow users to use products of their brands along with Nothing devices seamlessly.

Nothing phone (1): what to expect

Carl Pei confirmed that the Nothing phone (1) will debut in summer 2022, which indicates that it may debut between June and September. Pei claims that Nothing phone (1) will be an innovative device offering a unique design and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. Pei said the design of phone (1) will be “unlike anything you have seen before.”

Unfortunately, Pei did not reveal any concrete information on the specs of the Nothing phone (1). However, he confirmed that it will receive 3 years of OS updates and 4 years of security updates.

Shown above is a short teaser of the Nothing phone (1), which indicates that its back panel could be equipped with a series of light strips. Recent reports have claimed that it could be sporting a transparent design. Nothing will confirm more details about the phone (1) in the coming months.

Nothing OS

Nothing OS

Nothing OS will offer a near-stock Android experience

Carl Pei described Nothing OS as “the best of Android OS combined with our iconic design language and the hub for digital life.” It will offer stock Android-like experience with 40 percent fewer preinstalled apps and no bloatware. The OS, which promises a fast and smooth experience, will provide users with bespoke fonts, colours, graphical elements and sounds based on the design language of the brand.

Nothing OS will provide optimal resources and RAM for frequently used apps by learning from the user’s usage pattern. The apps that are used the most will launch faster, and the background apps that continue to use resources will be closed. Hence, the Nothing OS will be able to open and close apps quickly.

Nothing OS will deliver a unified experience across different screens and consistent design throughout the system. It will also offer minimal animations that will offer a distraction-free user experience. For instance, the clock and top widgets are kept in the same place on the lockscreen and the homescreen. In addition, the thickness and contrast of the font change gently across different screens.  

Nothing Launcher

The first preview of the Nothing OS will be available through the Nothing Launcher, which will be available for select smartphones from April.

Nothing also announced a $10M allocation for an upcoming equity-based community investment round at the same valuation as its Series B funding co-led by EQT Ventures and C Ventures. The investors get access to Nothing’s private community through which they will get exclusive benefits and insights into the company. The pre-registration for early access is now open, and the investment round will go live on April 5th, 2022.

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