The Google I/O is scheduled for May 10th. The tech giant is expected to reveal new details about the upcoming Android 14 operating system and also start the beta program. Before launch, Google appears to be sending out early access invitations to smartphone manufacturers. The intention is to speed up the rollout process and seamlessly integrate the new features.
The young company Nothing seems to be one of these manufacturers. In a press release, the Chinese announced that the Nothing Phone (1) will soon receive an Android 14 Beta 1 update and start the update process. This is a great moment for the new company, which hardly anyone in this country knows. Although the Phone (1) is a mid-range smartphone with a Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, the only Nothing phone so far gets fairly early access to the latest Android version from Google with this step.
Also, it will be the second major update for the Nothing Phone (1). It launched with Android 12 last year. We’re excited to see how quickly Nothing can follow up with a stable version of Android 14 this fall. But given that Nothing OS is pretty close to the pure Android experience, it might not take too long.