HTC to Wipe Carrier IQ from Sprint Phones
HTC is preparing to release updated software that will remove Carrier IQ's software from its Android smartphones sold by Sprint. In a statement provided to The Verge, HTC said, "HTC can confirm that we're working with Sprint to provide maintenance releases that will remove Carrier IQ and provide security enhancements and bug fixes beginning in January." Sprint had requested that its device partners make such updates available. Carrier IQ came under fire last year when it was discovered on customer handsets.
More Phones Should Be Able to Update to Android P Faster
May 9, 2018
Google today provided more visibility into its work on Project Treble, which is meant to accelerate the rate at which phones are updated to new versions of Android. Google has been working with Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Samsung to improve how phones handle major updates.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Oct 12, 2016
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
T-Mobile Bug Exposed Customer Account Details
May 25, 2018
The personal account details of T-Mobile customers were easily accessible for an unknown time thanks to a bug in T-Mobile's web site. The site in question was a subdomain used by T-Mobile staff to access customer account information when performing customer service tasks.
More 'Safe' Note7s Burn and Catch Fire
Oct 9, 2016
Following Thursday's report that a Samsung Galaxy Note7 caught fire on a plane, more stories have piled up suggesting the replacement Note7 being sold by Samsung and its carrier partners is not as safe as claimed. A Farmington, Minn., teen claims her replacement Note7 burned her hand and melted its case on Oct.
MoviePass' Location Tracking Draws Customer Ire
Mar 6, 2018
MoviePass, the popular movie subscription service, raised eyebrows this week when it admitted that it tracks users' location before and after they attend movies. MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe called attention to the matter when speaking at an industry event.