The Nothing Phone 1, the flagship device of the emerging smartphone manufacturer Nothing, is slated to receive the Android 14 Beta 1 upgrade. This marks a significant milestone for the company as it becomes the first non-Pixel device confirmed to receive this update. The release date remains under wraps, although insiders hint at its announcement during Google I/O 2023, scheduled for May 10th.
Nothing confirmed the news through a press release, stating, “Nothing’s product team will have early access to the new Android 14 Beta 1 upgrade to ensure a seamless integration to Nothing OS for a smooth user experience.” This is an unprecedented move, as this marks the first time the beta version of a new Android upgrade has been confirmed for a device outside of Google’s Pixel series.
The Features and Expectations from Android 14
The Android 14 Beta 1 update has novel features such as a redesigned back arrow for gesture navigation, location-based loyalty card suggestions, new PIN animations, and more. However, not all features may be available on the Nothing Phone 1. As Nothing will tailor the upgrade for its unique Nothing OS software, only time will reveal the extent of the integration.
Confirming the Android 14 Beta 1 upgrade for the Nothing Phone 1 is a crucial turning point for the company. Being the first non-Pixel phone to receive the upgrade, Nothing has successfully positioned itself as an emerging competitor to established smartphone brands.
Google I/O 2023, Google’s annual developer conference set for May 10th, is expected to shed more light on the Android 14 Beta 1 upgrade.