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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I don't see why the manufacturers are being sued for this? I thought it was the carrier's sole choice to throw Carrier IQ on their phones, as Verizon doesn't do so.
Inb4Googleisevilidiots. Google has nothing to do with Carrier IQ.

However, the manufacturers also provide and install the customized OS for each carrier.

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I was thinking of that too. Why get the manufacturers into trouble when the carriers themselves put CIQ after the devices were produced.
Is that true? If so, I might be wrong above....
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post #12 of 31
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However, the manufacturers also provide and install the customized OS for each carrier.
Is that true? If so, I might be wrong above....

They do make their own flavors of Android, but they do not flash CIQ right off the factories. It's up to the carriers whether they want to put it in or not; for example, an HTC Sensation from T-Mobile has CIQ while its European version has none.
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Is that true? If so, I might be wrong above....

I doubt it was after, since some of the About/More info pages on the CIQ processes, on HTC devices at least, were also HTC branded.
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Sue them guys. This sounds like one of the few class action suits I've heard about that I'm actually in favor of. Too bad my phone is too old to have this(or is it? It's not on a Katana II is it? lol). I'd love to get some direct revenge and payback.
     
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I don't see why the manufacturers are being sued for this? I thought it was the carrier's sole choice to throw Carrier IQ on their phones, as Verizon doesn't do so.
Inb4Googleisevilidiots. Google has nothing to do with Carrier IQ.

However, the manufacturers also provide and install the customized OS for each carrier.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post

I was thinking of that too. Why get the manufacturers into trouble when the carriers themselves put CIQ after the devices were produced.
Is that true? If so, I might be wrong above....


I was thinking that the carriers are the ones solely responsible for the software that their phones have, such as the T-Mobile/etc. "malware" apps.
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I think Microsoft is sitting back and laughing at this whole debacle.
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Am I the only one that considers it fairly pointless to sue the company you have a 2 yr contract with? If it becomes a multi-million dollar payout, where's the money coming from? The companies may delay network upgrades, lessen promotions, etc. The profit from the lawsuit will inevitably be paid for by the customers. I'm not saying that I agree with the use of tracking software but if it's a criminal matter, it should be brought on with criminal charges, not with people wanting money.
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post #19 of 31
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However, the manufacturers also provide and install the customized OS for each carrier.
Is that true? If so, I might be wrong above....
I think it's more a case of Sprint tells HTC what they want, and HTC puts it on there and then ships to Sprint. So they're both to blame. I searched Google to see if my phone was affected (HTC Evo 4G) and got the goodandevo.com website having a few articles about this. They said that even though HTC is denying they had anything to do with it, it's too far ingrained in the kernel for the phones for HTC to be without fault.
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The age of forgiveness has passed and now dawns the era of retribution

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