Due to having only released one device, Nothing Technologies CEO Carl Pei revealed intentions to release an Android-powered phone named phone (1) in the Summer of 2022 at the company’s “The Truth” live webcast.
While no hardware specs have been revealed, Pei has revealed information about the software that will be included with the Nothing phone (1) later this year. Nothing OS will be pre-installed on the company’s first Android-powered gadget. “Effortlessly connect and integrate Nothing products,” according to the description of this third-party skin. The product list is currently limited to just the ear (1) Bluetooth earbuds, but according to the launch keynote, Nothing OS will also integrate with “products from other world-leading brands.”
The Nothing phone (1) will be powered by a Snapdragon processor, according to a previously disclosed agreement with Qualcomm. However, no information about the hardware’s positioning has been released, so it’s unclear whether it will include a flagship processor like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which has been used in many flagship Android phones throughout 2022.
the phone (1) is stated to be meant to “provide a quick, fluid, and personal experience,” which sounds strangely similar to Pei’s previous venture OnePlus’ past handset launches’ “fast and smooth” promotion. Android enthusiasts will undoubtedly be interested to see what Nothing OS has to offer and whether it will deliver an experience similar to AOSP or Pixel, but with a fresh coat of paint. “Custom fonts, colours, graphical components, and noises” are among the other capabilities claimed.
While the smartphone isn’t scheduled to be released until later this year, a beta version of Nothing OS will be available through the launcher. has been verified that it would be accessible for download on specific smartphone models starting in April, although it has been suggested.
After the now-defunct Nextbit, which was finally bought by Razer in 2017, the GV-backed startup is now the second such company to enter the smartphone industry. Nothing Technologies had previously bought the similarly defunct Essential in late-2020, but it’s unclear if this implies specific patents would be used in the future phone, as we exclusively disclosed. However, no additional information has been released at this time.
You’ve speculated, and now you know.
Nothing phone (1) is officially coming.
It’s unlike anything else.
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— Nothing (@nothing) March 23, 2022