Nothing Phone 1 now shows Apple AirPods battery percentage by default. Know how it works.
Nothing wants to create a unified ecosystem arrangement with products from all brands – be it Apple or one of the hundreds of Android-based brands. The Ear 1 and Ear Stick earbuds have supported Apple products from the start and now Nothing aims to better integrate Apple products with its flagship ecosystem device – the Nothing Phone 1. In the latest update, Nothing says that the Phone 1 will now support the Apple AirPods on a large scale.
The latest update to Nothing OS 1.1.7 has rolled out to the Phone 1 and, among other bug fixes, the update adds support for the Apple AirPods. AirPods users who also use a Nothing Phone 1 can see the battery percentage of the AirPods. This is a big problem for AirPods users as other Android phones do not show any data related to the AirPods. And Apple doesn’t have a companion app for Android devices.
Nothing Phone 1 supports Apple AirPods
Note that the feature is not enabled by default. Similar to the Tesla unlock feature that was rolled out during the launch of the phone, the AirPods battery percentage feature is part of the experimental features in the Phone 1 settings. Users must manually enable it through the settings.
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This makes the Nothing Phone 1 a good option for those who use an iPhone and want an Android phone in addition to their secondary device. The Phone 1 resembles the current generation of iPhones and with the support, it becomes easy for Apple users to use the AirPods with both devices.
Other than the AirPods battery percentage, the latest Nothing OS update also brings the November Android security patch. In addition, the update also fixes battery status to be more accurate, better OS fluidity with less stuttering, better audio quality while recording videos, and better thermal performance.
Additionally, Carl Pei, CEO of Nothing, also teased the arrival of the Android 13 beta for the Nothing OS. The Android 13 update is expected to bring all the changes listed below, but no changes to the Nothing OS itself.