Verizon’s Galaxy Tab S6 is now catching up with the international variant, firmware wise. The USA-based operator has started seeding the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 firmware update for the Galaxy Tab S6 on its network, and since Verizon’s model is more than two months late to the punch, this means that the latest firmware update carries a newer security patch than before.
Samsung began updating the international Galaxy Tab S6 LTE with the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 firmware more than two months ago. At that time, the firmware was accompanied by the March 2021 security patch, however, the latest update released by Verizon brings the more recent April 2021 security patch with it.
Get ready for a new chapter of the Galaxy Tab S6
The launch of Android 11 / One UI 3.1 for the Galaxy Tab S6 is a pretty big deal given the refreshed UI design, increased performance, the numerous improvements added to Samsung’s first-party apps, and the addition of other new features such as a redesigned Control Panel with Device and Media controls, conversation bubbles that can be pinned, new privacy controls such as the ability to remove location data from images before sharing them, and a lot more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 owners who have acquired the tablet on Verizon’s network should now be able to download the latest firmware OTA (over the air) by tapping the update notification once it arrives, or by opening the Settings app on the tablet and accessing the Software Update section. The update can be identified by firmware version T867VVRU4CUD3.