The Nothing Phone (1), first phone from the new company of Carl Pei (former co-founder of OnePlus), has just received an interesting update. While its customers are waiting for the Android 13 update, Nothing offers a 1.1.7 version which improves the integration of Apple AirPods, which is surprising when you know that Nothing markets its wireless headphones, the Nothing Ear (1).
Nothing(1) improves AirPods integration
Nothing customers now have access to Nothing OS update 1.1.7. This is a relatively minor release that comes on top of Android 12 and includes the October 2022 and November 2022 security patches.
The release notes show improvements for overall smoothness, an adjusted “thermal threshold”, and better audio quality in videos. There’s also a notable bugfix for an issue that left WhatsApp notifications inactive on the locked screen.
But the most interesting addition in the Nothing Phone 1.1.7 update is improved AirPods support. It is added in the “Experimental Features” section, but once enabled, it allows the software to display the remaining battery percentage on Apple’s headphones. It’s probably the only Android that knows how to do this.
The Nothing OS 1.1.7 patch weighs just over 79MB.
- Now supports battery percentage display for AirPods. You can enable it in Settings > Experimental Features.
- October/November Security Patch Update
- Improved OS smoothness and reduced stuttering.
- Adjusted thermal threshold to better balance performance and temperature.
- Improved audio quality when recording videos
- More accurate battery status
- Fixed an issue causing WhatsApp notifications to be unresponsive on the lock screen.
- General bug fixes
Regarding Android 13, Carl Pei announced this week that a beta could arrive soon. You should know that each manufacturer must manage the updates of its devices itself, after the delivery of the “stock” version of Android by Google.
In any case, the Nothing (1) is one of the few models to stand out, in particular thanks to its LED system at the back which allows you to have a certain amount of information without turning on the screen.