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Nothing quietly lowers advertised brightness of Phone 1… but it’s complicated [Update: Statement]

The Nothing Phone 1 arrived to much fanfare, packing some pretty powerful specifications at a compelling price. For the uninitiated, Nothing is a new company headed by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, and the Phone 1 is the company's first smartphone after having launched its Ear 1 earphones last year. Now the company has hit...

Japan gets Nothing, while the US still gets nothing

The Nothing Phone 1 launched last month, and the reception, for the most part, has been positive. The phone has been available for purchase in Europe, the UK, and also parts of Asia. Starting next month, Nothing will expand to Japan, as the handset will be available for pre-order and purchase starting in August. Today, the...

Nothing Phone 1 Update Tracker: Here are all the official Nothing OS builds to download and install

Ever since Carl Pei-backed startup Nothing unveiled the Nothing Phone 1 to the world, it's been making headlines for all sorts of reasons. Its "Glyph" lighting interface got a lot of attention, as did Nothing's aspiration of deep integration with the NFT ecosystem and third-party platforms like Tesla. The Nothing Phone 1 boots Android 12-based...

Nothing Phone 1 vs Apple iPhone 13: The newest Android takes on the most mainstream iPhone

The newest Android phone in town has a look that's at once unique and familiar. The Nothing Phone 1 features an attention-grabbing transparent back panel revealing some flashy light strips, but it also has an overall shape that's very similar to the iPhone 13 series. Today we compare the two. It's worth noting there's a nearly...

Nothing Phone 1 gets minor fixes with Nothing OS 1.1.2

After a huge build-up, the Nothing Phone 1 was finally released in mid-July. But a few weeks removed and the hype for the phone has died down considerably. But, this is par for the course, and while public interest might have dwindled, Nothing continues to work behind the scenes to improve its smartphone. The firm has...

How to set up the Nothing Phone 1: A step-by-step guide

Nothing -- a new company headed by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei -- finally pulled the curtain this month to reveal its first smartphone called Phone 1. This particular phone is sure to grab a lot of attention with its Glyph Interface. The device has 900 LEDs underneath the glass on the rear that light...

How to manually sideload Nothing OS OTA updates on your Nothing Phone 1

The Nothing Phone 1 is finally here, and it comes with a lightweight Android skin called Nothing OS. It may not have gotten some of the first-party secret sauce that the Google Pixels get, but the UI is a surprisingly vanilla experience enriched with a subtle touch of Nothing's design language all over the place....

How to enable Glyph-lighting music visualization on the Nothing Phone 1

The Nothing Phone 1 is undoubtedly one of the most unique-looking smartphones we've seen in a while. Its transparent back panel and Glyph-lighting interface help it stand out from the competition and unlock some cool (albeit gimmicky) features in the process. For instance, you can use the Glyph-lighting interface as a notification LED with contact-specific...

Nothing Phone 1 receives Nothing OS 1.1.0 update with July 2022 patches and camera improvements

The Nothing Phone 1 was unveiled barely over a week ago, but it has already received a few updates with new features and bug fixes in tow. Nothing OS 1.0.2, i.e. the launch-day update, added support for HDR10+ and introduced a number of improvements related to the Glyph Interface. And now, Nothing OS 1.1.0 is...

How to unlock the bootloader of the Nothing Phone 1 and root it with Magisk

Upon the release of a new smartphone, a mission that many Android enthusiasts undertake is to unlock the bootloader and root the device. After this, typically comes a deluge of development in the form of custom ROMs, kernels, and other mods and tweaks. It can be said that the life of a device here at...

Kernel sources for the Nothing Phone 1 are now live

Developers, get your fingers and keyboards ready, cause it's about to get busy in here. You can now download the kernel source code and the device tree for one of the most hyped Android smartphones in recent times -- the Nothing Phone 1. Like all Android devices, the Nothing Phone 1 runs on a modified Linux...

Nothing Phone 1 Review: Good phone, better marketing

I am not sure if this is the case all around the world, but in American sports culture, fans love to argue not just which athlete is better, but also which has been properly rated. The gist is that being good isn't enough, the athlete has to be at least as good or better as...