Sprint is expected to release software updates for smartphones available on their network this month to remove the controversial Carrier IQ software.
HTC confirmed this in a statement:
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.
It remains to be seen if the updates would be released for all the devices (old and new) or the company would only focus on current generation models.
Carrier IQ made big news during the last couple of weeks of last year but things have somewhat calmed down in the last couple of days.