Last week, Sprint rolled out an update to its HTC EVO 3D handset but what many people didn’t know was the upgrade removed the controversial software Carrier IQ. Before this upgrade, The Now Network was reported to having somewhere north of 26 million devices carrying Carrier IQ, so this maintenance update shrinks that number down some.
Sprint has 15 other devices carrying the diagnostic analysis software and most people don’t expect them to remove it from those handsets. Carrier IQ may have gotten a bad rep from all of the negative publicity its received over the last few months. The company’s job isn’t to dominate the world, it’s only to aggregate, analyze, and deliver data to wireless carriers and device manufacturers.
This is important because it allows for businesses to understand the quality of service their customers experience. So when people complain about lack of cell service, Carrier IQ’s information would help phone carriers determine whether they need to deploy more towers in that given location.
That said, If you haven’t recieved the update notification yet go to Settings > About Phone > Software as this allows for your phone to get your update. Let us know what you think about Sprint removing Carrier IQ in the comments? Also, tell us what else you’ve noticed in this update?
[via Android Authority]