Nothing, a mobile technology firm, is working on a stable release of Android 13 for its flagship phone, the Nothing Phone 1. The company has already rolled out two open beta builds, but has now started seeding another new beta with a focus on system stability.
The new build is not a full release, but a hotfix on top of the second beta. The internal build number of the new release is TKQ1.220915.002/1673708663 which is slightly newer than the OB2’s build tag (TKQ1.220915.002/1673363378). The latest update fixes some UI issues that were present in the previous beta builds, such as the amount of RAM being incorrectly displayed as 11GB on the 12GB variant.
More recently, Nothing has made an important change to its over-the-air (OTA) mechanism. As of Nothing OS 1.5.1, the global and European firmware packages are now unified. As a result, users only need one update package to support all regional builds of Nothing OS. This will greatly streamline the OTA delivery process, especially after the phone’s US debut.
It’s worth noting, that the pre-release version of the software tends to be unstable, and users may encounter a few bugs here and there. They can report any problems they encounter on the company’s Discord server to ensure they’re ironed out in time for the stable release.
As usual with such updates, the rollout may be gradual, so it could take a few days for all Nothing Phone 1 devices in the wild to receive their update.
Users can visit the Nothing Coverage to check for new updates and manually install the new build on their phone.