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.
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.