Sprint teams up with NQ Mobile to introduce Sprint Live, the next generation Sprint ID

Sprint teams up with NQ Mobile to introduce Sprint Live, the next generation Sprint ID
US mobile internet service provider NQ Mobile, and US telecom Sprint will work together on the next generation of Sprint ID, called Sprint Live. Customers who opt for Sprint's Android handsets "later this year" will be introduced to a new Android launcher which combines NQ Live, an "engaging mobile desktop" with Sprint ID's customization options.

NQ Mobile describes its creation as an "always-on replacement for the wallpaper on an Android device", which delivers content and functionality the customer may be interested in. Meanwhile, Sprint's part of the deal brings the apps, widgets, shortcuts, ringtones, and wallpapers assembled in “ID Packs”, which can be installed by the user and switched anytime.

The description implies something that sounds familiar to HTC Sense's content aggregator, BlinkFeed, with the bonus of Sprint's customization options. While it's hard to predict how Sprint Live will turn out with so little information, let's hope it won't become another example of "carrier bloatware", but a pleasant experience for Sprint customers.

source: CiOL

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8 Comments

1. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

More Bloatware. The original version of Sprint ID was absolutely useless and was just one more icon to have to hide in a folder...

2. CEMIII

Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

Agreed_ In fact it consumed so much storage the devices proformed horrible. I was so glad they did away with it. Just simply customize each screen.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yup. I've played around with Sprint ID, and couldn't stand why they would destroy a phone with nonsense.

4. suburbansoljah4209

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Sprint ID sucks. They need to just stop.

5. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS SPRINT! PEOPLE DON'T WANT IT! THE CONNECTION OPTIMIZER CAUSED HUGE ISSUES FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND THIS WILL TOO!

6. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Yes, the Connection optimizer is a nightmare.. Root, get Titanium Backup Pro and freeze it!

7. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

While I agree that ID sucked for consumers, it was also geared toward enterprise customers where they could house the company's mobile business apps which could be encrypted for employee use.

8. GeekMovement unregistered

Lame. Sprint just doesn't know which direction to go in.

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