Carl Pei co-founded OnePlus and is a well-known fixture in the Android smartphone industry. He left OnePlus in 2020 to found Nothing, with its first phone expected in 2022. In the meantime, the company launched a beta of its Nothing Launcher to give users a preview of what to expect from its phones. Initially available for specific Google Pixel and Samsung devices, the launcher is now available on any device running Android 11 or higher.
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The beta is available in the Google Play Store for new users while existing users can simply update to the latest version to gain additional improvements. Those improvements include:
- The launcher app icon now displays on the home screen.
- There is a first-run How to Set Up page.
- Users can change the wallpaper via a pop-up box
- A Dropbox link to download additional wallpapers and ringtones is in the launcher’s settings.