Nothing OS 2.5 based on Android 14 now rolling out to Phone (2) users

Michail, 15 December 2023

Nothing Tech is now rolling out its stable Android 14-based Nothing OS 2.5 update to Phone (2) users. The big changes include new widgets, updates to the Glyph interface and more customization options for the home and lockscreens. Nohting also added Glyph Progress integration for Google Calendar, and updates to the Glyph timer which now works from the lock screen.

The new widget options include a pedometer for tracking your daily steps, an updated media player and a screen time widget. There’s a new double-tap gesture for the power button which allows you to open any feature you’d like. Nothing also confirmed that the open beta for Phone (1) users will start later this month.

New widget options in Nothing OS 2.5
New widget options in Nothing OS 2.5

If you have a Nothing Phone (2) and want to update to the latest build, head over to Settings > System > System Update. As usual, the update process is staggered so some users will have to wait a few more days until the update is available on their device.

Nothing OS 2.5 update changelog.


  • ✨ Redesigned a joint Home Screen and Lock Screen customisation page and improved the edit wallpaper flow for a more comprehensive view of options.
  • 🌌 New Atmosphere wallpaper effect: Transform your background photo into a dynamic wallpaper that brings motion to colours on your home screen. A seamless transition between your lock and home screens.
  • 🔮 New Glass wallpaper effect: Add a Glass filter to give your favourite wallpaper a unique appearance.
  • 🎨 Introduced solid colour wallpapers for a cleaner Home Screen appearance.
  • ⚪ Added a monochrome colour theme in the basic colour section.
  • Glyph Interface

  • 📅 Glyph Progress integration for Google Calendar. Keep track of your upcoming events with a 5-minute countdown on the Glyph Interface.
  • ⏲️ Glyph Timer now supports time presets, allowing you to quickly set your desired duration.
  • 🔓 You can now access Glyph Timer directly from the lock screen without unlocking the device.
  • 🚀 Added an option to open the Glyph Timer popup by tapping instead of holding to accommodate for the Quick Settings widget.
  • 💫 Added a new Glyph animation for when NFC is being used.
  • 🔄 Improved the experience of Flip to Glyph.
  • Gesture

  • 💡Customisable double-press power button to quickly access a chosen feature. Just head to Settings > System > Gestures.
  • 🤖 More Lock Screen shortcut options like: Do Not Disturb, Mute, QR code scanner, video camera.
  • 📸 Capture screenshots quickly with a three-finger swipe gesture.
  • ✏️ New screenshot editor and menu, allowing for more advanced editing features and quick deletions.
  • More improvements

  • 🌥️ Optimised the experience of the Weather app and improved the notification of weather alerts.
  • ⬅️ Refreshed the back gesture arrow visual to be more in line with Nothing’s style.
  • 🔔 Made it possible to set ringtone and notification sound volumes separately, with an updated volume control interface.
  • ⚙️ Updated Quick Settings layout and support to show more devices icons.
  • 📷 Improved the stability of the camera.
  • 👾 Enhanced overall system stability for a more reliable and smooth experience.
  • New Widgets

  • 🚶 Pedometer Widget: Track your daily steps directly from your home screen. Set goals and monitor your progress to stay motivated.
  • 🎵 Media Player Widget: Displays the currently playing song. Control your music easily while on the move.
  • ⏳ Screen Time Widget: Monitor and manage your daily screen time to maintain a healthy digital lifestyle.



Reader comments

  • Subee
  • 25 Dec 2023
  • CbI

I got a update now

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Dec 2023
  • 7Xq

I just received the notification update here in the philippines, ill be checking the reviews for the update first before updating

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Dec 2023
  • 7k4

I also don't get update

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