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In Sprint's ever expanding quest to rid its handsets of Carrier IQ, the OTAs just keep on comin'. Today's the day for the HTC EVO Shift 4G, and the update just started rolling out. The changelog looks all too familiar:

  • Security Update (read: CIQ removal)
  • Updated Peep client (to align with Twitter)
  • Battery life improvements

To manually pull the update, hit Settings > About phone > System updates > HTC software update. Otherwise, just hang tight - notifications will begin being sent on February 7th.

[Sprint]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

    Weird that it seems only Sprint is clearing the list so fast while AT&T and T-Mobile aren't really getting much done. Neither is Verizon with their own version. Sprint may have been the worst offender, but they sure are working hard to clear up that mistake.

    • ThisIsMyName

      @Cody - What version does Verizon have? I'm not aware of them having any version of Carrier IQ.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

        It's called Motricity. It got virtually zero media attention and honestly I'm completely in the dark about how pervasive or invasive it is...I only know they produced something that is not completely unlike CIQ and Verizon used it on at least some (all?) of their android handsets.

  • ThisIsMyName

    Gee, I wonder if the battery improvements are because Carrier IQ's spyware isn't running in the background...

  • Tim Nolte

    I just checked and no update available for me yet. :-/

  • Curt

    What about the original EVO 4G?

  • sanchanim

    Sprint is now going with Smith Micro. Trevor Eckhart has a back room affiliation with them. Verizon and Apple have products that do exactly the same thing. So really nothing has changed, not that I felt Carrier IQ was spyware. It was not implemented properly by HTC.
    Trevor's days are numbered now that they know about the lies.

    • someppldontthink

      Lulz your a nut