Verizon Wireless has started rolling out the February 2017 Android security patches for theSamsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone and the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE tablet. While the incoming update for the former comes with software version MMB29K.G928VVRS3BQB1, the software for the latter happens to have version number VK41025A. The software is available as a FOTA (Firmware Over-the-Air) download for both devices, but neither the exact size of the downloads nor a detailed changelog can be found on Verizon’s support pages for the devices. However, the carrier does mention that the new software has already started rolling out for both devices, so it should only be a matter of time before the update hits all the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and G Pad 7.0 LTE units on Verizon across the U.S.
While many around the country are likely to have already received the update notification on their respective devices, users who have not yet received their notifications can check manually for the availability of the incoming software by heading over to ‘Settings’, tapping on ‘About Phone’ and choosing ‘Software Updates’. From there, selecting the ‘Check for Updates’ option should reveal if an update for your device is already available. It is important to remember here that the incoming software is only a security update and will not bring any new features to either of the two devices. That being the case, the aging LG tablet, which was released in August 2014, will continue to remain on Android Lollipop, while the Samsung’s flagship handset from 2015 will continue to be powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
While the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE was launched with Android 4.4.2 KitKat in 2014, it did receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update the next year. However, the tablet is not expected to get any new Android version updates going forward. As for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, the device was released in 2015 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but is currently on Android Marshmallow, having received the update last year. The device is actually expected to receive Android Nougat at some stage in the near future, given that the update has reportedly been certified by all the four major carriers in the U.S.