Nothing Phone (1) users won’t get Android 13 until next year

A photo of the Nothing Phone (1)
(Image credit: Nothing)

The Nothing Phone (1)launched last month, runs Android 12-based Nothing OS out of the box – which is a near-stock version of Android. Many users will have assumed this will mean that Android 13 would arrive on the Phone (1) this year, but thanks to an official statement from Nothing we know this is not the case.  

Nothing has said the Android 13 update for the Phone (1) will arrive in the first half of 2023 – which could be any time between January and June. However, the company has pressed that it will continue to release software updates for the Phone (1). 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.