Nothing Phone (1) Latest 1.1.6 OS Update Brings Google AR Core Support and Several Optimisations: Full Changelog

Nothing Phone (1) will get Android 13 update sometime in early 2023.


Nothing recently rolled out Nothing OS 1.1.5 update with Jio 5G support for the Nothing Phone (1). The brand has now started rolling out yet another update for its Nothing Phone (1) in India. The latest update for the Nothing Phone (1) comes with firmware version NothingOS 1.1.6 and brings Google AR Core support to the device. To those unaware, the brand has rolled out as many as six updates within three months of the Phone (1) launch.

However, the latest update for the Nothing Phone (1) still has the September Android security patch and is based on Android 12. Several users took to Twitter to share that they’re receiving NothingOS 1.1.6 update on their devices. Going by those, the Nothing OS 1.1.6 is about 62MBs in size. Let us take a closer look at the changes and features that NothingOS 1.1.6 brings to the Nothing Phone (1).

Nothing Phone (1) NothingOS 1.1.6 Update: Changelogs and Features

Nothing Phone (1) NothingOS 1.1.6 update brings Google AR Core support. The update also brings with it a few camera improvements including sharper video recording. Also, by default, the recording light indicator will be set to always-on post the update. Nothing has optimised the launcher and as a result, users should experience a fluid launcher experience.

The brand has also updated the Flip to Glyph animation and has made it more reactive. Apart from it, the Glyph charging light is now synced to sound effects. The update also brings with it an updated NFC sound effect. Take a look at the official changelogs below,

New features

● Now supports Google AR Core.
● Indian users covered by Reliance JIO can now access 5G.

● Sharper videos with improved stability.

● Recording light indicator is now always-on by default.

● Optimised, more fluid Launcher experience.

● More accurate battery status.
● Increased maximum brightness when displaying HDR content.
● Updated, more reactive Flip to Glyph animation.
● Glyph charging light now synced to sound effect.
● Updated NFC sound effect.
● General bug fixes.

As always, the update might be rolling out in batches and might not be available for all the Nothing Phone (1) users. We can expect Nothing to roll out the update widely in the coming days.

Nothing has already revealed that the Nothing Phone (1) Android 13 Stable update will arrive in early 2023. However, the brand aims to roll out the Android 13 beta update for the Nothing Phone (1) by the end of the year.

Nothing Phone (1): Specifications and Features

The Nothing Phone (1) features a 120Hz AMOLED display panel with a Full HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Powering the device is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor that comes coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

The Nothing Phone (1) comes equipped with a dual-rear camera setup that comprises of a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with OIS and a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultra-wide-angle lens. The handset is backed by a 4500mAh battery unit, 33W wired fast charging support, and 15W Qi wireless charging support. It also supports 5W reverse wireless charging.

Do you use a Nothing Phone (1)? If yes, did you receive the update on your unit? Do let us know in the comments section below.