Nothing has silently started the Android 14-based Nothing OS 2.5 closed beta program for Phone (2) users. The internal testing activity is open for a limited number of testers for the moment. However, the company will gradually seed new beta builds for its devices in the upcoming days.
According to a Telegram channel, the tech giant initiated the Nothing OS 2.5 (Android 14) closed beta for some selective, say 50-100 community members with Phone (2) handsets. Perhaps, these members luckily secured a slot in the testing wagon.
Meanwhile, a user dropped some revealings that highlighted what this new beta firmware has packed in its bag. Notably, the changelog shows some exciting changes and useful improvements for the UI as well as other major aspects of the device.
You can check the complete changelog below.
Android 14 main updates:
- A new back navigation experience.
- Separate controls for ringtone and notification volumes.
- A new charging indicator on the status bar.
- Customize your unit and number preferences through new regional settings in Settings > System > Languages > Regional preferences.
- Grant limited access to your photos and videos with the new media permissions feature.
- Less battery drain thanks to optimized background operations.
- More UI and feature tweaks await your discovery.
Nothing OS updates
- A new compass widget.
- A refreshed and more intuitive Quick Settings UI.
Apart from these changes, the beta version brings an updated security patch dated September 5 and carries a software package of 1.01GB. Make sure to have sufficient room and battery cells to carry out the installation efficiently.