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Nothing Phone (1) gets its first OTA update, adds features and fixes bugs

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The first over-the-air (OTA) update for the Nothing Phone (1) has arrived. Nothing OS 1.1.0 is here and the 120MB update comes with some bug fixes and new features. One of the latter is an NFT widget that allows you to display your non-replaceable tokens right on your home screen. Ownership of NFTs is recorded in the blockchain, allowing individuals to claim ownership of certain works of art, historical tweets, etc.

NFTs can be bought or sold, allowing consumers to make or lose money in other ways through speculation. And the placeholder image on the Nothing Phone (1) happens to be Nothing CEO Carl Pei’s NFT which he bought for a cool $89.99 Ethereum (valued at $310,997 at the time but now worth $138,567.50). The NFT Gallery section now appears in the widget menu on the handset.

But we digress. With the update, Nothing Phone (1) users can remove the Google search bar from their home screen and the Glyph fill lights are now available when the phone is in portrait mode. Photos taken in low light are now brighter and less noisy, and the main and ultra-wide sensors now deliver improved color consistency.

If you own a Tesla, the update adds the ability to access certain controls from your device. For example, you can use your Nothing Phone (1) to turn on your Tesla’s A/C before getting in the car, turn on the lights in the vehicle and even flash the headlights to help you find where to park the car. parked.

Bugs that have been eradicated include one that caused the fingerprint sensor below the lock screen to disappear, and Face Unlock’s speed and performance have both been improved. The update also comes with the July Android security patch.

The brainchild of former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, Nothing has released the Nothing ear (1), a pair of true wireless earbuds and the Nothing Phone (1). The handset has a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 and an adoptive refresh rate of 60 Hz-120 Hz. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 778+ chipset and configuration options include 8GB/12GB memory with 128GB/256GB storage.

The device has stereo speakers and a pair of 50MP camera sensors on the back (the primary with an f/1.8 aperture and an ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture). Up front is a 16MP selfie snapper. The handset has a transparent back cover and lights on the back that alert the user to an incoming notification.

The 4500mAh battery should power the handset for a full day and the optional 45W charger will take the battery from 0% to 65% in 30 minutes. Not available in the US, the Nothing Phone (1) costs €469 / £399 (about $478). The high-end variant with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage is tagged at €549 / £499 ($560).

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