Itís been a while since Carrier IQís name was in the news. If you donít remember, their software delivers certain information back to carriers for the supposed sole purpose of helping improve their service. Developer Trevor Eckhart exposed that their application may be doing more than just sending cellular data to carriers.
But fast forward to now and at least one of the ďperpetratingĒ carriers look to take their name out of the tainted hat. Sprint has reportedly instructed all their OEM partners to remove Carrier IQ from their phonesí ROMs in future updates. This was confirmed by HTC who said Sprint did indeed ask them to remove the software from the HTC EVO 3D in a recent update.
While we still donít know if Carrier IQ is involved in foulplay itís comforting to know that Sprint users wonít have to deal with it either way. Expect more phones to get this excellent treatment sometime soon.
SOURCE: Sprint removing Carrier IQ starting this month, confirms HTC | The Verge