As part of the Pixel Watch rollout, tech giant Google has detailed that Wear OS devices will receive “at least” three years of updates.
This period “starts from the time the device first became available on the Google Store in the US”.
The first-generation Pixel Watch will get a “guaranteed software update” until “at least” October 2025, 9To5Google reports.
“Software updates include Google Pixel Watch security updates, and may include feature drops and other software updates,” Google said.
As with watches and “guaranteed software updates,” the company isn’t distinguishing between “guaranteed Android version updates” and “guaranteed security updates” on phones.
Wear OS 3.5 is based on Android 11, and the past history (Android 9) would suggest that the next major Wear OS release is built on Android 13. However, most updates to the wearable platform are distributed as apps/services through the Play Store.
Meanwhile, in terms of the frequency of Pixel Watch updates, Google only said that they will happen in a “regular” manner. The Pixel phone support document says the same thing, but we know it happens on a monthly basis.
The report mentions that it is not clear whether Google will distribute security patches every month for the Pixel Watch.
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