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Sprint’s Nexus S 4G becomes an AOSP official device

July 3, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android, Android OS, Android Phones, Carriers, Google Android, Samsung Nexus S, Sprint

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According to a recent post by Jean-Baptiste Queru, the Samsung Nexus S 4G on Sprint is now supported as an official AOSP smartphone.  In essence, the code has been fully handed over to the Google development team allowing them to “properly distribute its CDMA and WiMAX binaries.”  This brings the Nexus S 4G up to speed with the Nexus S in the eyes of AOSP.

The Nexus S 4G was originally left out of AOSP because the carrier implemented proprietary code that handles data usage on the device.  However, the dispute has been put to rest and everything is smooth with the Nexus S 4G and AOSP.  Official Google supported images for the Nexus S 4G are available to download and flash which brings the device back to its stock firmware.

Queru’s post can be read below:

We’ve been able to resolve the issues around Nexus S 4G, and we can
now properly distribute its CDMA and WiMAX binaries. That allows Nexus
S 4G to work with AOSP just as well as Nexus S.

As a result, we now consider Nexus S 4G to be fully supported in AOSP,
with no restrictions. Overall, Nexus S is the preferred platform for
AOSP work.

I’ve updated the set of IMM76L binaries for Nexus S 4G to include
WiMAX support. They’re available at their usual location:
https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers

Enjoy!
JBQ

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