As evident from its name, the November security patch primarily aims to plug freshly detected security vulnerabilities within Android 13. Google’s security bulletin makes it clear that the Android 13 November Patch addresses 19 security issues that were addressed in a patch dated November 1, 2022, and 26 other vulnerabilities addressed in the patch dated November 5, 2022. The severity of these vulnerabilities ranges from moderate to critical. Aside from these security fixes, Google also confirmed that this update includes a bunch of functional updates that improve various aspects of the phones (via Android).
Most of the improvements seem to focus on the Pixel’s Bluetooth capabilities. Besides improving the connection speed while pairing the phone with a new Bluetooth device, the update will also enhance the song info display on some Bluetooth car kits. Google has also thrown in a handful of improvements on devices that support AVRCP version 1.3.
In addition, the November 2022 patch also includes improvements to the camera capabilities of the Pixel lineup. After updating to this software version, users should experience improved autofocus during video capture and a faster responding front camera UI. This software patch also makes adjustments to the Pixel’s display color mode, brightness, and navigation bar brightness settings. Other improvements that are part of this software update include patches that improve the overall app stability and call quality on Pixel smartphones. If you own any of the supported Pixel devices, look for an OTA update notification in the next few days.