Nothing starts taking sign-ups for Phone (1) Android 13 update beta

Vlad, 01 December 2022

Nothing previously stated it wouldn't bring Android 13 to its Phone (1) this year, but now it seems like it's ever so slightly changing its tune. We're not talking about a full, stable release rolling out to everyone, mind you, but there will be a beta before 2022 is over.

A closed beta is in fact already in testing, but the open one will arrive sometime in mid-December. If you have the Nothing Phone (1) and are willing to test drive this beta build when it arrives, you can register your interest at this website.

Nothing starts taking sign-ups for Phone (1) Android 13 update beta coming out in mid-December

As the text there explains, the feedback you'll give on the beta build will be used for improving Nothing OS until the official launch of the Android 13 update. That said, you should expect bugs, crashes, and other assorted issues as with any unfinished software, so definitely back up your phone before you install the beta. And maybe don't even attempt this if it's your one and only device?

It's unclear what this beta rollout means for when we should expect the final release to drop. But unless the beta is more like a release candidate, it's definitely not going to be this year. Hopefully it arrives earlier in 2023, rather than later.



Reader comments

  • G
  • 11 Dec 2022
  • 0w7


I got the K40 in early 2021. The Snapdragon 870 in it was the best chip you could have in a phone at the time. It did not use Samsung's horrible architecture unlike the horrible 888. I was gonna get the Mi 11 a few months before but then I reali...

  • G
  • 10 Dec 2022
  • Ld5

Says the guy with K40 in his.

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