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Samsung says 25 million of its phones have Carrier IQ

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Samsung says 25 million of its phones have Carrier IQ
In response to statements made by Senator Al Franken (D-SNL) demanding more information relating to Carrier IQ, Korean manufacturer Samsung hand delivered a letter to the Senator on Wednesday that revealed that Carrier IQ was preloaded on 25 million of its handsets that have been sold since 2007. Most of the phones with Carrier IQ are not Android models and are featurephones, according to Samsung. And like HTC, Samsung is not a customer of the data collection company which means that it has never taken a glance at any data collected.

Samsung hand delivered a letter Wednesday to Senator Al Franken

Samsung hand delivered a letter Wednesday to Senator Al Franken

In addition to the 25 million handsets with Carrier IQ,  Samsung says that some of its phones might contain components of Carrier IQ and could trigger some of the available CIQ detector apps. However, the software on these units is dormant and there is no word on whether or not this software will be removed from the phones. Samsung's official comment on this reads, "Because the CIQ agent and other required CIQ software components are not installed, however, these vestigial elements do not and will not function on these devices, and therefore, the devices do not transmit (and never have transmitted) any user data using any CIQ software functionality."

While there is no word on which phones have the dormant CIQ code, Samsung did release a list of its Android models that contain Carrier IQ. Those models include the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for AT&T. Sprint models include the Samsung Moment, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Intercept, Samsung Transform, Samsung Galaxy Tab (original 7 inch model), Samsung Galaxy Prevail, Samsung Replenish, Samsung Conquer 4G, Samsung Transform Ultra (Boost Mobile) and the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. A pair of T-Mobile branded Android phones end the list, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Exhibit II 4G.

source: Samsung via AndroidCentral

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posted on 16 Dec 2011, 10:56 4

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


well atleast sammy is upfront and honest. appreciate that.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 12:10 3

5. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


In other words, baaahhhhhhh.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 12:25 2

7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Apple puts carrier IQ on directly. Where's there statement on the matter?

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 12:41

9. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Baaaaahh.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 13:17 4

11. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Where was Apple mentioned at all? This is about Samsung in care you missed the title.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 11:10

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


and whats up with those people who criticize HTC for having caller IQ?

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 11:25 4

3. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


Since they know, I might as well tell everyone! ....I just got done watching some porn on my phone.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 11:31

4. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


wow arcq12... your online??? at home i assume....

HTC maniac... XD

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 12:12

6. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hmm. More information comes out.

By the way, LOVE the shot of humor regarding Franken. "Democrat-Saturday Night Live" :D

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 12:38 2

8. jacko (unregistered)


god i love australia it is against the law here to put that s**t on aussie phones :P

tested all my phones and guess what nothing

america home of the free lmfaro they attack a country or drugs

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 12:44 1

10. jacko (unregistered)


america home of the free lmfaro they attack a country for drugs and oil

they would spy on there own people

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 13:37

12. k1ng617 (Posts: 239; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Anyone know if the GSM unlocked version of the Galaxy Note has Carrier IQ?

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 14:25

15. nuadar1 (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Probably no

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 14:06 2

13. bayhuy (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Sam..sux....

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 14:15 3

14. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


you suck...

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 16:29

16. kira023 (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)


Vodoo CarrierIQ detector says my SGSII "carrier IQ not found" given 0 for all scores... what do that mean ??

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