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Nothing starts opening up its Android 13 beta for the Phone 1

2022-12-15 20:13 by


The Nothing Phone 1 is heading to the US, although not yet to the entire public. Founder Carl Pei tweeted this morning that the US will be part of a "testing program" for Nothing OS 1.5 Beta, the handset maker's custom Android 13 software.

In the same blog post, Nothing explains that Nothing OS 1.5 will reach stable status in 'early 2023'. In other words, the Nothing Phone (1) will remain on Android 12 until next year, which Carl Pei outlined in August. Unfortunately, Nothing has not provided any further timings about its stable Android 13 rollout, which we imagine will depend on feedback from its Open Beta Program.

It's Pei's second public statement this month teasing a US phone release. Earlier this month, he said his company was "in discussions with some carriers in the US to potentially launch a future product there," citing US wireless companies' "unique customizations" for initially skipping it.

Earlier this year, the company said the phone wouldn't be coming to North America, and it isn't clear if that changed or if he's targeting an unannounced smartphone for the US market. With Nothing saying it's sold 500,000 phones without stateside availability, it may be in a stronger position than it was a year ago to negotiate with Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T.

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