Printed from http://www.electronista.com

HTC Evo 3D firmware update purges Carrier IQ

updated 12:30 pm EST, Mon January 16, 2012

Evo 3D update removes Carrier IQ, more to come?

A recent update for the HTC Evo 3D handset has removed the controversial Carrier IQ software, users over on the Android Central forum have found. The update was expected, and backs Sprint's earlier statement that it will back off from actively using the app. The HTC IQAgent and IQRD apps are now showing up as 0KB in the Manage Applications screen.

The move may be a sign that Sprint will remove the software from its numerous other handsets (17 in total) with future updates, and won't ship new ones with it preloaded. It did so based on customer feedback and concerns. Whether other carriers, such as AT&T and T-Mobile, follow suit, remains to be seen.

Carrier IQ collects information on call drops and data signal faliures, with the official reason for its existence being to ensure better customer service and troubleshooting of handset issues. Concerns have existed that HTC's particular implementation was collecting key strokes and data content that passed through Carrier IQ's software but was never supposed to be passed on.





By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News