Carrier IQ issues 19 page document detailing usage

Carrier IQ issues 19 page document detailing usage

Carrier IQ released a new 19-page PDF document on their website this week which details all the stuff that they do as well as the stuff that they don’t do.  Staying clear of naming any specific wireless provider, the file does tell us that the intention of Carrier IQ has always been to ‘better understand how mobile devices interact with and perform on their network’.  If you are interested in hearing what Carrier IQ is, how it’s integrated into handsets, what it collects, and why it collects certain data, then this is as “from the horse’s mouth” as it gets.

The document outlines the following:

  • Details of the Carrier IQ solution and how it is deployed
  • How the Carrier IQ software – “IQ Agent”- is loaded on mobile devices
  • What information is available to Mobile Network Operators from devices
  • How data from mobile devices may be used by Carrier IQ’s customers
  • How consumer data is protected through this process

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… Give the simple option of letting users opt out and much of the noise around Carrier IQ goes away.  We understand the value that they might provide and how carriers can benefit, but even the very idea of an opt-out goes a long way.

About author

Scott Webster
Scott Webster 6602 posts

Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Online food ordering service Foodler debuts Android app

Foodler, the online food ordering service that connects consumers with the widest variety of restaurants for immediate delivery, today announced its free Android mobile app is now available on Google

News and Rumors

Inventory Leak Shows HTC Flyer, Desire 2, Pyramid, LG Optimus 3D and Star Tab

What a drop this one is. We’re hearing from FoneArena that some inventory shots have leaked, and it’s quite a load. We can see the HTC Flyer, Pyramid, and Desire 2. On the LG side of things, there’s mention of an LG Optimus 3D, as well as something called the “Star Tab”.

News and Rumors

Droid Incredible 4G LTE now available from Verizon

Last week, HTC made the official announcement for the Droid Incredible 4G LTE on Verizon. Today, that phone is now made available to the public. It comes at $150 on a

3 Comments

Leave a Reply