I played with a Nothing Phone 1 for a month or so and found it to be a beautiful piece of hardware limited by its Android based OS. On the surface and initially, the “Nothing OS” skin did a great job of hiding its Android roots and presenting a distraction free environment. But, the longer I used it the more glaring its limitations (caused by Android mostly) became.
Apparently, many of these short-comings have been addressed in Nothing Phone 2. It’s still running Android, but Nothing has gone to further lengths to hide that fact to the end user. Early reviews are calling it “amazing.”
Amazing or not, if I couldn’t be in the Apple ecosystem and needed a phone… Well, this is the phone I’d carry. No question.