Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1: Android 14 Update Released For Phone (2)


  • Nothing in the process of Nothing OS 2.5 Beta testing on Phone 2
  • Nothing OS 2.5 is the company’s most significant update since the launch of OS 2.0
  • Nothing OS 2.5 is packed with exciting new features to make your smartphone experience as efficient and personalized as possible

In July, 2023, the Nothing Phone (2) was launched with Nothing OS 2.0 onboard and the company is in the process of testing Nothing OS 2.5 Open beta on the Phone 2. In a recent development, the Consumer tech has officially released its latest major update to Android 14, which is now in beta stage as Nothing OS 2.5.

The device owners can now test out the upcoming Android 14 update early. The update has arrived with many new features, improvements and changes, all leading to better and seamless functionality and performance. The update upgrades the back gesture, expanded lock-screen shortcuts and many more. Check out the article for detailed information on what’s new has arrived with this update. 

What’s New With Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 

For delivering the most perfected update yet, the company is still in the process of Beta testing on Phone (2). By this Open Beta 1, Nothing offers the chance to the users early access to its latest improvements. Let’s get started to take a close round on key changes in Nothing OS 2.5 open beta 1

For a clearer appearance, the widget interface gets upgraded. The users get the ability to display their images on both the Home Screen and Lock Screen as well. Screenshot Editor gets improved with the update, which offers advanced and modern editing features for enhancing the users’ editing experience. The back gesture also gets revamped to align with the unique style of Nothing. 

Now, the users are getting the ability to hide their app icons on the Home Screen and app drawer, and it gets accessible by swiping right in the app drawer. The users can easily quickly be able to capture a screenshot with a three-finger swipe. The users, by double-pressing the power button, are able to customize to access preferred features quickly. 

The brand has redesigned the Home Screen and Lock Screen customization page for comprehensive opticians. The noticeable and attractive change the update has brought is a glass filter for creating unique wallpapers alongside new solid colour options, which leads to a cleaner Home Screen appearance. 

What’s New With Android 14

Additionally, alongside the Nothing OS 2.5 open beta 1 update, it provides an exclusive preview of Android 14. Here’s what new has arrived: 

Android 14 provides a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section, along with a back gesture during interaction with applications. The Quick Settings layout also gets upgraded, plus adds Nothing earbuds icons. Another change has arrived in the Lock Screen shortcut option, a new do not disturb, mute, QR code scanner and video camera. 

Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 Changelog:

Nothing OS:

  • Updated the widgets library interface so Nothing widgets appear more clearly.
  • New photos widget, allowing you to display your favourite photos on both your Home Screen and Lock Screen.
  • New screenshot editor and menu, allowing for more advanced editing features and quick deletions.
  • Updated design of the back gesture to be more in line with Nothing’s style.
  • Added the option to hide app icons on the Home Screen and app drawer. Swipe right in the app drawer to reveal hidden app icons.
  • Capture screenshots quickly with a three-finger swipe.
  • Customize the double-press power button to quickly access a chosen feature.
  • Redesigned a joint Home Screen and Lock Screen customization page for a more comprehensive view of options.
  • Introduced the glass filter to make your favourite wallpapers extra unique.
  • New solid colour wallpapers for a cleaner Home Screen appearance.‎

Android 14:

  • Added a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section.
  • New back gesture while interacting with apps
  • Updated Quick Settings layout and added Nothing earbuds icons.
  • More Lock Screen shortcuts include do not disturb, mute, QR code scanner and video camera.
  • Made it possible to set ringtone and notification sound volumes separately, with an updated volume control interface.
  • Added regional settings so you can customize your unit and number preferences
Nothing Phone 2 OS 2.5

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