The announcement of the HTC EVO 4G LTE is clearly the big news to come out of Sprint today, but it’s not the only development taking place at the carrier. Owners of Samsung’s Conquer 4G, released with Sprint WiMAX support in August of last year, should be on the lookout for a new software update headed their way. Unlike most of the updates we see, though, this one’s all about what it takes away from the phone, instead of new adding features.
The first component to the update Sprint describes as a security fix. Similar fixes have been popping up for lots of phones lately, and if this one follows the same pattern, it’s likely we’re looking at an update that removes the controversial Carrier IQ software.
That removal sounds pretty unobjectionable, but the other change this update brings is a little odd. After installation, your Conquer 4G will no longer have access to eight live wallpapers that were previously installed. We’re very curious about what Samsung’s up to here, and what rationale it may have for deleting these wallpapers. Suffice it so say, if you’ve grown accustomed to one of the options being removed, and can live with Carrier IQ on your phone, you may want to hold-off on installing the update.
Sprint plans to get system software FC17 out to all Conquer 4G owners in about ten days’ time.