When it was released in late April, only a smartphone handshake could support the Nothing OS beta. This particularly affects the Galaxy S21 and S22 and the Pixel 5 and 6. Nothing at all just announced on his account Twitter that its operating system is currently open to many Android phones.
All models running Android 11 and above are now eligible
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S21, S22, Google Pixel 5 or 6, you can use Nothing Launcher since April 26th. It is actually an application launcher for your smartphone. It turns out to be very simple and based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project), the open source Android operating system.
The brand of Carl Pei, one of the co-founders of OnePlus, just made its Nothing OS compatible with all phones. However, your device must be running Android 11 or later to enjoy it. This gives many users the opportunity to test and evaluate the Android overlay provided by Nothing.
Note that you cannot currently install this launcher. According to the Chinese company, the rollout should take place in the coming days.
The Nothing OS brings some additional improvements
Apparently not much has changed since the end of April. New users can download the beta from the Google Play Store. On the other hand, those who already have them can purchase more upgrades. All you have to do is update to the latest version.
With this new Nothing OS you will benefit from certain fixes:
- The Nothing Launcher icon is now accessible from the home screen
- A tutorial page will open automatically, guiding the user through the initial installation
- Thanks to a special popup, it is possible to easily change the wallpaper
- The Nothing operating system settings give you quick access to Dropbox. This is where the background images and ringtones are located.
Play Store might show an incompatibility, but it’s fixable. Just clear all app caches and launch them again to install Nothing Launcher.
As we await the arrival of the Nothing Phone, Carl Pei gives us a glimpse into its operating system. This looks minimalist and offers very few functions. Initially available for devices from Samsung and Googlethe Nothing Launcher is now available on all smartphones running Android 11 and higher.