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Samsung Epic 4G Touch is seeing the EL29 update right now, hopefully removes Carrier IQ

Samsung Epic 4G Touch is seeing the EL29 update right now, hopefully removes Carrier IQ
Last week, we reported that Sprint was on the brink of releasing software updates to three devices on its lineup, which were believed to remove Carrier IQ altogether from the HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G, and the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. Well, it seems that the latter handset is finally starting to see the new software update.

Today, Sprint has started to roll out the EL29 software update for Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, thus, hopefully pleasing those owners who were taken back by the realization of Carrier IQ being in the device. Bringing the handset’s software version to S:D710.0.5S.EL29, the changelog associated with it provides very little direct hints of Carrier IQ being removed, but it seems that’s the likely case with the scenario. Specifically, the changelog mentions the following items:

  • Security update
  • Dismissing multiple calendar alerts
  • Commercial Alert System (CMAS) activated

Despite the vague nature of the first bullet, the included “security updates” should no doubt be none other than the removal of Carrier IQ software, which stirred things up a couple of months ago. Considering that we’ve seen other HTC devices removing it recently with software updates, it leaves little doubt that the same thing is happening with the Epic 4G Touch.

As it stands, Sprint is releasing it in stages, with an eventual permeation to all devices within the next ten days – though, if you’re impatient, you can always go the manual route of checking for it yourself.

source: Sprint via Android Central

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