According to Nothing founder and CEO Carl Pei, the Nothing Phone 2 won’t be available any time soon. Pei added that the Phone 1 will continue to be the company’s primary emphasis for the foreseeable future. The company will concentrate on executing a few things well rather than releasing dozens of items annually like many other brands.
“Phone 2 isn’t launching anytime soon. We’re focused on doing a few things well, and won’t churn out dozens of products a year like many others. Phone 1 is our main focus. We’re cooking something really great in terms of software, Android 13 and beyond,” Pei wrote on Twitter.
Nothing keeps claiming that software has been one of its main areas of attention. The Phone 1 is capable of receiving three years of major OS updates and up to four years of security patches. Nothing OS, a proprietary operating system based on Android (version 12 to boot), runs on the device. The release of Android 13 is not imminent, though. A comparatively open version is anticipated in another two weeks or so after the corporation only recently began rolling out closed beta (as of November 30). Only the first half of 2023 will see the release of the final version.
The reason for the delay has been cited as the necessity for time for Nothing, a fledgling startup, to fine-tune the software upgrade with its hardware. Pei earlier stated that the Phone 1 was more than just its specifications and Android version numbers, indicating that the business had worked hard to perfect the fundamental experience.
Although Phone 2 won’t be released any time soon, nothing is currently underway to prepare for the US debut of Phone 1. According to Pei, the business is “in conversations with various carriers in the US to potentially offer a future product there.” in an interview with CNBC. Although not specifically mentioned, there is a very significant likelihood that people in the US will finally be able to purchase Nothing’s hardware with lights because the Phone 2 has been verified to not be arriving anytime soon.