Nothing Launcher now available for ALL Android phones but here is the catch
Nothing is yet to launch its first smartphone but months ahead of the potential release timeframe, it had released the Nothing Launcher. The company at the time said it wanted to give all its fans using Android phones a taste of what is to be expected from the company’s first smartphone. The launcher was, however, released in beta and was limited to a couple of devices at launch. Hence, only those users who had any of the phones from the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series, as well as those using the Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 6, could download and try it out. That restriction has been now lifted.
The Nothing Launcher (Beta) is now available for all Android users to download and try. However, there is a catch and it is big one — something so crucial that it could actually prevent millions of users from trying it out. The Nothing Launcher is currently restricted to Android 11 and newer devices only. Hence, if your phone runs on Android 10 or older, you are out of luck. Nothing does not say if it plans to bring backward compatibility to older versions of Android in the future.
Nothing Launcher now open to more people
The latest release of the Nothing Launcher is not only about compatibility though. Those have bene trying out the launcher prior to this will get to see some changes as well. Have a look.
- Launcher app icon is now available on the home screen
- New ‘How to Set Up’ page when you open Launcher for the first time.
- Easily change to the Nothing wallpaper with the pop-up box.
- For easy access, the Dropbox link to download bonus wallpapers and ringtones now sits in Launcher settings.
While the launcher is reaching out to more people, Nothing has also been teasing its first smartphone launch more lately. A recent cryptic tweet suggests that the Nothing Phone (1) could be launching on June 9 at 4:20 pm via on online event. Leaks suggest that the phone will use a midrange Snapdragon 778G chipset and have a 4500mAh battery with support for wireless charging. It could also have a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz, and a triple rear camera system consisting of a 50MP main camera.