Another security update for Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S III as Verizon pre-orders now ship July 19th

Another security update for Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S III as Verizon pre-orders now ship July 19th
At the end of last month, Sprint downloaded a security update for owners of the Sprint branded Samsung Galaxy S III. The update apparently didn't stop the device from being vulnerable as Sprint has once again pushed out another security update for the phone. The OTA update will not result in any changes that you will be able to notice. We will repeat the same question we asked last time. You didn't expect Android 4.1 so soon, did you?

Sprint suggests that you have your battery at the 50% full (or is that 50% empty?) mark before embarking on loading the OTA update. The new software version being installed on the phone is L710VPLG2.  And while Sprint customers are getting their new handset updated to be more secure, Verizon customers have just been on the receiving end of pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S III units. On Sunday evening came word that Verizon's own web site was promoting a July 12th launch of the device in Big Red's retail locations. Now, another look at Verizon's web site shows that those pre-ordering the phone now won't have it shipped until July 19th.

source: Sprint, Verizon via Phandroid

While Sprint owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III received another security update (L), Verizon customers pre-ordering the device now won't see it shipped until July 19th
While Sprint owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III received another security update (L), Verizon customers pre-ordering the device now won't see it shipped until July 19th

While Sprint owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III received another security update (L), Verizon customers pre-ordering the device now won't see it shipped until July 19th


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Galaxy S III Sprint
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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26 Comments

1. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Verizon is so unbelievably pathetic. The few times they get a true flag-ship device, they make their customers wait and wait. Unbelieveable

5. Courtimus

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

The device is on back order because of the number of requests for it. they're aren't delaying the release of it again. Same thing happened with the iPhone 4s

9. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I know, but it's one thing if the date is pushed back once, twice, but were talking about three times here, and pre-orderers like me who didn't even get theirs yet --- which took the entire point out of even pre-ordering. And it's not like they just kept moving it back. It was set for July 9th first. Then pushed back to 10th which was fine. Then 11th which got annoying. Then back to 10th which was a sigh of relief, then ... 12th? It's pretty embarrassing to think they don't have an accurate measure of how many devices are being requested compared to how many are available this close to release. Not even the iPhone 4s release was knocked around this much.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if you've already pre ordered it I'm sure it'll be here by the end of the week. o:

13. str8tripin

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Was supposed to be shipped July 11th but got it today... preordered on June 21st I think

16. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I ordered my 32gb blue galaxy s3 on june 20th through verizon and I just got shipping info due to be delivered 7/11.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i ordered my sister's on like the 26th or something and it came today but i wasn't home to sign for it so i have to wait until tomorrow. xD

23. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, I preordered on the 27th, and mine shipped yesterday. I'll have it tomorrow.

14. Boohoo

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

You should change your handle to ObjectivismFWP (First World Problem)

17. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

They are not waiting, mine was shipped 7/7 and I think the date on there web site reflects when it will be shipped as if you were to purchase it today not when the pre-orders ship. I believe most pre-orders have been shipped.

21. Otterbox

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

That's what happens when you catch the shiny phone syndrome.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Fortunately, more and more people are going android, and avoiding the shiny phone.

2. e.wvu unregistered

I wish Sprint would already send out ICS for the Epic Touch 4G along with the security update for the SGSIII.

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Now every articles mentions Galaxy S3 next time will be iPhone 5 turn.

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Is Samsung let a person who destroyed Samsung image by microwaved and burned the Galaxy S3 go free with free new phone like that. If you do that to iPhone you will be paying the investigation fees and jail time.

6. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I absolutely love the sgs3 but I can't help but wonder if that was actually the truth covered up. Samsung can play dirty as well, or any company for that matter-it's business.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Chalk it up as a learning experience. For Samsung, this is unprecedented: getting the same phone to launch across all four major carriers at the same time takes some serious logistical juggling skills, especially with possibly the most highly demanded phone in history. Hopefully next year they'll have a better idea of how many resources to pour into the GS IV.

8. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

I'M TIRED OF WAITING!!!!

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

my sister's came today but the dumber Fed-Ex guy was making the rounds today and decided to leave one of those notes on my door instead of leaving it in the box we have out for deliveries that EVERYONE else uses. i swear it's the one, freaking guy. >>

12. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

Damn it I don't want to replace my Note with anything but Note 2 but my dad's S3 was too nice to pass on

15. hacket3d

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Be carefull this s**t my blow in your hand

19. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen be patient, Verizon is just making sure they have enough locks for everyone.

20. Otterbox

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

And bug spray.

22. illegaltoast

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I ordered mine yesterday, do you guys think it will come the 19th or 12th?

25. Zumo911

Posts: 22; Member since: May 02, 2012

i ordered mines on June 8th and it's still not here. Check on Verizonwireless.com for an update and they removed the expected ship date all together. So much for a loyal customer.

26. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

Not sure what is going on...I've been using my Verizon Galaxy S3 since Monday at 3:00 PM

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