ICYMI: NothingOS 1.5 has been released. Promises improved loading speeds by up to 50%

As if the Nothing Phone (1) is the best midranger by far, what more with speed improvements?

In Nothing’s recent blog post, the company announced the NothingOS 1.5 which improves mainly on loading times, optimizations, a new weather app, new ringtones, and fixes bugs and glitches reported by the community and/or found by the devs. Below are the changes made for this new version.

App Improvements:

  • New custom weather app
  • More refined camera interface
  • 50% increase in loading speeds


  • New Glyph Sound Pack and new ringtones and notification sounds
  • The new UI follows Google’s “Material You” design language more with custom colour schemes to complement it.
  • Lockscreen shortcut customisation. Create shortcuts for camera, torch/flashlight, device controls, and wallet

Improved Experience

  • Easily switch data usage when using dual SIM with the improved network Quick Settings panel.
  • New QR code scanner in Quick Settings and in the camera app.
  • Multi-language support that allows different languages for different apps.
  • Clipboard preview. Copied text appears on the clipboard in the bottom corner of the screen. So you can directly edit the text before pasting.
  • Foreground services. Close active background apps directly from the notification centre to save battery. 

Visual Enhancements:

  • New look for Media Control. Puts album artwork on full display with a wider set of music controls.
  • Improved volume control. Easily adjust individual volume sliders without unlocking the screen (e.g. music vs alarm).
  • Less distracting notifications whilst in Game Mode. Now with Google Game Dashboard. Dashboard supports screenshots, screen recording, FPS display, and Do Not Disturb.
  • Live caption: detects speech on your device and automatically generates captions.
  • Smoother animations when transitioning the display between on and off.

For a full list of improvements, check out their blog post.

The new version has rolled out to select Nothing Phone (1) models worldwide and may be the OS used for the Nothing Phone (2) which will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.