Google Pixel Watch nets February 2023 security patch with latest update
The Pixel Watch has received another update, following in the footsteps of the Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro. For some reason, Google continues to issue Pixel Watch updates in batches, unlike equivalent updates for its smartphones. As such, it could take a few weeks before RWD9.220429.075 reaches your Pixel Watch, or RWD9.220429.075.J1 if you live in Japan or Taiwan.
The update keeps the Pixel Watch on Android 11, with Wear OS 3.5 effectively an extension of Wear OS 3.0. Google has not hinted at the release of Wear OS 4.0 yet, making upgrades to Android 12 or Android 13 unlikely for a while to come. In fact, Mobvoi has still not upgraded its existing smartwatches to the Wear OS 3.0 platform, despite Google claiming that this would happen last summer.
RWD9.220429.075 makes only minor changes to the Pixel Watch. According to a Google Support post, the update brings the smartwatch onto the February 2023 Android security patch. Please see Google's latest Android Security Bulletin for more information on the February 2023 security patch and our Pixel Watch review for our full thoughts on Google's first smartwatch.