Android 14 Beta Program Now Open for Nothing Phone 1: Here’s All You Need to Know

The wait is over for Nothing Phone 1 users eager to test out the latest Android 14 features. Carl Pei, the founder of Nothing, had previously confirmed that the Nothing Phone 1 would be included in the Android 14 beta program. Staying true to his word, the company has officially announced the commencement of the beta program for its flagship smartphone.

The company made the official announcement via a recent blog post, cautioning users that this Android 14 build is still in its early development stage. This means some features may not be fully functional or could be missing altogether. Given the potential instability, it’s not recommended to install the developer preview build on your primary smartphone. However, for those enthusiasts who can’t wait to get a taste of Android 14, you can proceed with the installation on your Nothing Phone 1.

Android 14 Beta Program Now Open for Nothing Phone 1

What’s The Known Issue in Android 14 Beta

However, before you rush to the download links, be aware of some known issues currently associated with the Nothing Phone 1’s Android 14 developer preview. These include the unavailability of face unlock, fingerprint registration, battery sharing, Glyph features, and the absence of Portrait Mode or slow motion features in the camera app. Pre-installed Nothing Weather and Nothing X apps and screen casting to TV are also currently unavailable.

Despite these early hiccups, Android 14 comes with an exciting lineup of features that users can look forward to, such as new smart scaling, improved battery life, the ability to restrict access for photos and videos, satellite connectivity, app cloning, predictive back gestures, and enhanced security. Additional features are also expected to be rolled out with the upcoming Nothing OS based Android upgrade.

Download Android 14 Beta on Nothing Phone 1

For users ready to take the plunge, the Android 14 developer preview build needs to be sideloaded onto your Nothing Phone 1. Detailed installation instructions and download packages are available in the blog post. Do remember to back up your data before installing the developer beta on your smartphone, as the upgrade process will format your phone storage and erase all existing data.

  1. Download the Android 14 Beta update package: Download
  2. Download the roll-back package: Download

Once you’ve installed the beta and restarted your device, you’ll be all set to explore the new features and functionalities of Android 14 on your Nothing Phone 1. Just keep in mind that as with all beta releases, this version is primarily intended for developers and advanced users, given its early development stage and the potential for technical issues.

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