Carl Pei, founding father of Nothing, has teased that the London-based shopper know-how startup is engaged on its very first Android smartphone.
Rumors a few smartphone being developed by Nothing sprang up in October 2021, 9 months after the ex-cofounder of OnePlus left the Chinese language smartphone maker to launch the very firm that reminds Greek mythology buffs of Odysseus calling himself No one. On Tuesday, Pei despatched out a tweet that appears to corroborate these rumors.
He tweeted solely three phrases: “Again on Android.” At face worth, he may very well be switching again to an Android telephone after utilizing the iPhone for therefore a few years. However the deeper you scroll down within the replies, you’ll see the Android and Snapdragon accounts telling Pei one thing to the impact of getting collectively to show Nothing’s smartphone right into a actuality.
Again on Android
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) February 15, 2022
Preliminary studies stated the Nothing Android smartphone would come outfitted with the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC at its core, however what mannequin it will likely be is unknown right now. Additionally they reported that it could be launched early this yr, however judging by Pei’s tweet, it is likely to be popping out prior to we predict.
Nothing is just a yr outdated at this level, so that is the primary time that Pei has talked about something about creating an Android-run telephone. The one product it has put out inside that quick span of time is the Nothing Ear 1 wi-fi earbuds. They’re much like AirPods, however they proudly bear the identify of their creator down their antennae in its wonderful digital font.
Manu Sharma, CEO and vp of Nothing India, stated in November that Nothing has 5 merchandise in numerous levels of improvement, in accordance with Techradar. The Nothing Ear 1 earbuds have been the primary product to cross itself off the guidelines in December. With Nothing buying Important, the smartphone firm that went out of enterprise in 2020 as a result of poor gross sales, and partnering up with Qualcomm within the final yr, we would see Nothing’s first smartphone by the top of spring, if not sooner.