Verizon has started seeding it’s Galaxy Tab family with the latest security patch update. The updates carry December security patch with build number T807VVRS1CPL1 for Verizon Tab S and T817VVRS2BPL1 for Tab S2. If you any of these two devices then you are going to listen the OTA knock on your device anytime soon. These security updates are very important and we recommend you keep your device up to date regarding firmware, the most secure is your device the less chances are you get infected from Viruses and Malware.
The update also bring along multiple changes and improvements in over all firmware to enhance stability and for a smooth user experience. You need to have a good battery health on your device to avoid distortion during the update, also you need a working internet connection to download the update. If the OTA is not hitting your device, go to Settings >> About device >> Software update, check for the new firmware.
If the above process is still unable to find the firmware notification, then follow the Samsung Kies method to update the device firmware. Your PC should have latest USB drivers for your device installed on it for smooth connection, Kies is good in aspect that it allows you to backup your device before the firmware update as a precaution. Samsung is regular in firmware updates supply to it’s devices even older devices like Galaxy S5 are still getting the security patches.
This is the Nougat era and multiple supported Samsung devices are in the Nougat waiting list, latest flagships have tasted the official Nougat update already. While carrier bonded devices are always late in receiving the firmware updates.