Sprint is to disable the Carrier IQ software on all of its handsets and has stopped collecting data from it, according to MobileBurn.
Sprint was using Carrier IQ to collecting diagnostic data on 26 million handsets made by Audiovox, Franklin, HTC, Huawei, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Novatel, PalmOne, Samsung, Sanyo, and Sierra Wireless. Some 1.3 million devices are set to send data back to the carrier at any one time.
AT&T has Carrier IQ installed on some 900,000 handsets, with some 575,000 sending data back to the carrier.
In relation to the FTC and FCC investigations, a Carrier IQ spokeswoman said that the company was “complying with all investigations at this time as we have nothing to hide. We have been completely transparent through this process.”