Samsung says 25 million of its phones have Carrier IQ

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.

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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16 Comments

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

well atleast sammy is upfront and honest. appreciate that.

5. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

In other words, baaahhhhhhh.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

9. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Baaaaahh.

11. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

3. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

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

4. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

wow arcq12... your online??? at home i assume.... HTC maniac... XD

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hmm. More information comes out. By the way, LOVE the shot of humor regarding Franken. "Democrat-Saturday Night Live" :D

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

10. jacko unregistered

america home of the free lmfaro they attack a country for drugs and oil they would spy on there own people

12. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

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

15. nuadar1

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Probably no

13. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Sam..sux....

14. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

you suck...

16. kira023

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

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

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