Nothing Phone (2) NothingOS 2.5 Stable Update Roll Out Starts: Changelogs, Features

Nothing Phone (1) NothingOS 2.5 Open Beta will be released by the end of the year.

  • NothingOS 2.5 is based on the latest version of Android, that is Android 14.
  • Nothing is introducing a pedometer widget, a media player widget, and a screen time widget with the latest iteration of NothingOS.
  • The update also brings with it several Glyph interface enhancements, customizations, and more.

Nothing, back in October, announced the latest iteration of its mobile UI – the NothingOS 2.5, based on the latest version of Android, that is Android 14. The company also kicked off the NothingOS 2.5 Beta program for the Nothing Phone (2) with the help of Nothing Community testers.

After seeding multiple NothingOS 2.5 Open Beta updates, Nothing has now started rolling out Nothing Phone (2) Nothing OS 2.5 Stable version. Nothing took to social media channels and Nothing Community to make a formal announcement regarding the stable update roll out. The company also revealed that it plans to release Nothing Phone (1) NothingOS 2.5 Open Beta by the end of the year. Let us take a closer look at the details.

Nothing Phone (2) NothingOS 2.5: Changelogs and Features

NothingOS 2.5 brings several improvements and enhancements to the Glyph interface. With the NothingOS 2.5, the brand is extending the Glyph interface support to the Google Calendar.

Also, users can now directly open the Glyph timer from the lockscreen without unlocking the handset. The company has also added a new Glyph animation for indicating NFC usage.

Nothing Phone (2) NothingOS 2.5 also brings with it several customization options. The brand has redesigned the Customization Page and has merged the Home Screen and Lock Screen customization in one place. Apart from it, NothingOS 2.5 allows users to choose monochrome colour theme under the customization. The update also brings new glass filter for wallpapers.

NothingOS 2.5 also brings with it a few new widgets including a pedometer widget, a media player widget, and a screen time widget. The brand has also added widgets support for the lock screen. Nothing has also advised Nothing Phone (2) users to update the Launcher and Widgets app from Play Store. Take a look at the official changelogs,

Glyph Interface
● Glyph Progress integration for Google Calendar – keep track of your upcoming events with a 5-minute countdown.
● Glyph Timer now supports time presets, allowing you to quickly set your desired duration
● Glyph Timer can now be opened directly from the lock screen without unlocking
● Added an option to open the Glyph Timer popup window by tapping instead of holding to accommodate for the Quick Settings widget.
● Added a new Glyph animation when NFC is used.
● Improvements to the experience of Flip to Glyph.

Widget Improvements
● Lock screen widgets support
● New Pedometer widget with fun animation progress, and step tracking
● Screentime widget
● New media widget for navigating podcasts and music from the media sources.

● Redesign to a joint Home Screen and Lock Screen customization page and improvements on the edit wallpaper flow for a more comprehensive view of options.
● New Atmosphere Wallpaper Effect: Transform your background photo into a dynamic wallpaper that brings motion to colors on your home screen. seamless transition between your lock and home screens.
● New glass wallpaper effect: Add a glass filter to give your favorite wallpaper a unique appearance.
● Introduction of solid-color wallpapers for a cleaner home screen appearance.
● Addition of a monochrome color theme in the basic color section.

● Customisable double-press power button to quickly access a chosen feature. Just head to Settings > System > Gestures.
● More Lock Screen shortcut options like Do Not Disturb, Mute, QR code scanner, and video camera.
● Capture screenshots quickly with a three-finger swipe gesture.
● New screenshot editor and menu, allowing for more advanced editing features and quick deletions.

More improvements
● Optimised the experience of the Weather app and improved the notification of weather alerts.
● Refreshed the back gesture arrow visual to be more in line with Nothing’s style.
● Made it possible to set ringtone and notification sound volumes separately, with an updated volume control interface.
● Updated Quick Settings layout and support to show more device icons.
● Improved the stability of the camera.
● Enhanced overall system stability for a more reliable and smooth experience.