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Nothing Phone (1) Releases OS Update

The latest OS update for Nothing, Version 1.1.2 provides much needed interface and charging enhancements

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London-based Nothing Technology Limited's, much anticipated 'flagship killer', —Nothing Phone (1)'s release was marred by a myriad of production line quality control issues and software bugs that has left Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus and the star-studded investor line-up that include, iPod inventor Tony Fadell, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, and YouTuber Casey Neistat, scrambling for solutions. 

To deal with the software bugs, Nothing has announced the roll out version 1.1.2 for Nothing OS (1) that bring-in some fixes on the interface and charging capabilities. 

The update sees the always-on display feature now having a custom schedule on by default which turns itself off at night. The company also claims to improve charging performance and compatibility with 3rd party chargers, through the latest update, while also improving widely-reported Bluetooth codec issues. 

First-generation phones from any company are expected to have a degree of software issues, but the sheer number of areas that require fixes has been a surprise to users who expected a lot from a much-hyped release.

However, the quick release of updates deserve full marks for effort, with version 1.1.2 being the third update in three weeks since launch. Users hope that the company would continue releasing frequent updates and help revive an otherwise radical and transformative take to the modern smartphone, offered to users at a price point that could truly prove to be a 'flagship killer' or at the least the 'ultimate mid-range smartphone'.  

Amidst all the user complaints and strong reviews, the company did manage to recieve a positive feedback from the popular YouTube durability test by JerryRigEverything, with the Phone (1) doing relatively well on the scratch, fire, and bend tests. 

However, the Phone (1) scored a meet o3 out of 10 on the repairability test, which includes the ease of repair, replacement, and availability of spare parts.

Nothing Phone (1) launched in the Indian market for INR 32,999 and is available exclusively on e-commerce website Flipkart in white and black colour options.