Nothing Phone (1) Is Headed to the U.S. in Beta Program

Rolling out with updated Android 13 software.

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The Nothing Phone (1) is making its way to the United States as part of a beta testing program. Just a few weeks after founder Carl Pei said the company was having conversations with American carriers, he has shared that Nothing is “preparing for a US launch.”

In the beta, the Phone 1 will use Nothing OS 1.5, based on Android 13 software. The Phone (1) will include Android features, such as its Weather app, a QR code scanner and a redesigned user interface. It’ll also contain self-repair software that automatically updates to solve bugs, as well as 50% faster loading times.

Pei said that the Android 13 beta is currently rolling out to Nothing’s existing markets — which include the U.K., Europe, Asia and the Middle East — with plans to bring a testing program stateside soon. The company will be looking for community feedback, likely on how to make the Phone (1) more enticing to American carriers.

In other tech news, Dell’s new concept Luna laptop can be taken apart in seconds.

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