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Nothing Phone (2) Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 2 now available; Nothing OS 3.0 plans for 2024 teased

Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 2

Nothing is celebrating its 3rd anniversary, and has unveiled the Community Update Q3 2023, along with the rollout of Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 2 for the Nothing Phone (2). This follows the Open Beta 1 roll out in October.

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Key changes in Nothing OS 2.5 open beta 2:

Glyph Interface 

  • Glyph Progress integration for Google Calendar – keep track of your upcoming events with a 5-minute countdown.
  • Glyph Timer now supports time presets, allowing you to quickly set your desired duration
  • Glyph Timer can now be opened directly from the lock screen without unlocking
  • Added an option to open the Glyph Timer popup window by tapping instead of holding to accommodate for the Quick Settings widget.
  • Added a new Glyph animation when NFC is used.

Widget Improvements

  • Lock screen widgets support
  • New Pedometer widget with fun animation progress, and step tracking
  • Screentime widget
  • New media widget for navigating podcasts and music from the media sources.

Other Improvements

  • Predictive Back is now supported on all Nothing apps
  • Added more options for the double press power button gesture
  • Improved reliability of the three-finger swipe gesture
  • Updated several status bar icons.
  • Many other minor UI improvements.
  • General bug fixes.

Founder Carl Pei shared insights into the company’s engineering improvements, emphasizing an increased in-house workforce and improved financials, attributed to global supplier relations and expanded retail presence.

Nothing has begun teasing Nothing OS 3, based on Android 14, scheduled for a 2024 rollout. The company is delving into creating a connected experience with meaningful interactions and fewer distractions.

Additionally, there are plans to enhance the Glyph interface by introducing a new combination of hardware and software features. Furthermore, the company aims to improve UI uniformity for a more cohesive user experience.

How to join Nothing OS 2.5 – Open Beta 2?

Users already enrolled in the Beta 1 will be able to update via Settings > System > System Update. You can also sign up for the Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 2, by following these steps:

  1. Download the APK from here and install it from your downloads.
  2. Go to your device’s Settings > System > Update to Beta version.
  3. Select “Check for new version” and follow the on-screen instructions.


In this beta version, data interference is possible, so back up your data before use. In case of a rollback, backup is crucial as it results in a factory reset. Download the rollback package for Nothing OS 2.0.3, and go to Settings > System > Update to Beta version. Then tap “Import file” and select the downloaded package.