Tech startup Nothing is making a smartphone using blockchain technology. It will be backed by Solana and Polygon.
Carl Pei, the founder of Nothing, has revealed their first model, the Nothing Phone ‘1’. It will be with web3 integration, with SOL developing a software platform and POL providing NFT support. Specifications of the upcoming smartphone are yet to be revealed, but it is rumoured to have a Qualcomm chipset, and the user interface will resemble Oneplus’s OxygenOS.
Polygon is an Ethereum-based blockchain. It is supporting its community project called “Nothing Community Dots”. This project will give NFT airdrops, and the holders will get many perks, such as early access to products and events. The NFT holders are already invited to the Nothing Phone “1” launch, which will take place in London on July 12.
Polygon is a decentralised tech company, so it does not bring exclusivity; hence, many firms can get web3 on their platform, which will raise awareness about web3 and blockchain, and more people will use its services.
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— Nothing (@nothing) May 24, 2022
Solana has already started to decentralise apps
Solana has built a software development kit called “Solana Mobile Stack” which can be used to make mobile apps, games, and much more. It is creating a completely decentralised app store.
Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO of Solana Labs, said in a recent interview that they have been working on this project for about five months. Still, he has been thinking of creating a web3 ecosystem since his early days as an engineer at a mobile processor company called Qualcomm.