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How to update your Nothing Phone (2) to Android 14

update your Nothing Phone (2) to Android 14

Last month, the initial beta version of Nothing OS 2.5 was released, enabling Nothing Phone (2) users to upgrade to Android 14 ahead of others. If you missed accessing this new version of Google’s OS earlier, here’s your second opportunity.

Nothing has recently launched the second beta of Nothing OS 2.5, built on Android 14, a chance to dive into the fresh features. Curious about how to upgrade? Stick with us, and we’ll walk you through the process shortly.

How to update your Nothing Phone (2) to Android 14 before anyone else

Nothing Phone (2) to Android 14

Upgrading to Nothing OS 2.5 Beta 2 is straightforward, allowing you to explore Android 14 on your Nothing Phone (2). However, you must understand that you’re updating at your own risk. As a beta version, it might be unstable and could present some issues. Still interested in proceeding? Follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the NOS Beta Tool APK, the necessary app for the Nothing beta program.
  2. Navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ > ‘Update to Beta Version’.
  3. Click on ‘Check for New Version’. When the update appears, click on ‘Download and Install’. That’s all there is to it!

What’s new in Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 2

In a recent video (embedded above), Nothing unveiled the novel features of Nothing OS 2.5 beta 2. Scheduled for an official 2024 release, this Android 14-based system boasts many improvements from the Glyph Interface to new widgets. Here’s a concise summary of the fresh offerings:

Glyph Interface Enhancements:

  • Integration of ‘Glyph Progress’ with Google Calendar to monitor future events and 5-minute countdowns.
  • ‘Glyph Timer’ now comes with time presets for fast timer duration selection, accessible from the lock screen without phone unlocking.
  • Addition of a new light animation for NFC usage.

Widget Enhancements:

  • Widget support extended to the lock screen.
  • Introduction of a new pedometer widget displaying step progress and step-tracking animations.
  • Addition of a new screen-time widget.
  • Redesign of the multimedia widget for more accessible podcast and music browsing.

Additional Enhancements:

  • Support for the Predictive Back navigation feature across all Nothing applications.
  • Newly added options for power button double-press actions.
  • Optimization of the three-finger swipe gesture on the screen.
  • Introduction of new icons for the status bar.
  • Bug fixes in the general sphere and interface.

And you… Will you update Android 14 with the second beta of Nothing OS 2.5, or will you wait for the official update in 2024?

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