Nothing Phone (1) next to a neon glowing number 13

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  • Nothing CEO Carl Pei issued a statement regarding the rumored delay with the Nothing Phone (1)'s Android 13 update.
  • Pei said the update won't arrive until the first half of 2023.
  • Nothing promised three Android OS updates for the lifetime of the phone. This would be the first major update.

If you picked up a Nothing Phone, you might want to tender your expectations of when the phone will receive its first major update. The first big update to Android 13 will not be delivered until the first half of the first century.

Pei said in a statement that they are always working to improve the Phone 1 user experience. There will be regular downloads of operating system updates. This will be launching for Phone 1 users in the first half of the 20th century. We want to make sure the software upgrade is perfect. We will keep you up to date.

Nothing promised three major Android OS updates for the lifetime of the phone. The first major update for the phone is expected to be the Android 13 update, which is expected to arrive before the end of support.

Nothing's Glyph interface, the name the company gave to the interface, probably has something to do with the long lead time on this update. The Glyph Interface's function will be expanded in the future, and the upcoming Android 13 update could be the key to that.


It's definitely one of the better cheap phones available in many markets thanks to a long support promise, great price, and excellent design and performance, but it doesn't appear that Nothing is too concerned with being the fastest vendor to getAndroid 13 to its portfolio. There are some great alternatives to the Nothing Phone that will get the update quicker.

The OneUI 5 update for phones like the S22 Ultra is currently being tested by the public, as well as the release of the Android 13 update for thePixel series of phones. Nothing is one of the slower companies to provide the next major update.