Nexus S 4G now part of the AOSP
If you happen to own a Samsung Nexus S 4G you might know that back in February support for CDMA devices was dropped from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), due to binaries for proprietary radio code was signed by a different key, and projects built from the AOSP would use a standard platform key, which meant the Samsung Nexus S 4G being dropped from the AOSP.
However, according to the guys over at Android Central, it appears that Samsung, Sprint and Google have finally sorted out the difficulties in redistributing the closed source radio code for the Nexus S 4G, and as such the Samsung Nexus S 4G has now officially been welcomed back into the AOSP.
According to the technical lead of the Android Open Source Project, Jean-Baptiste Queru, they have finally be able to resolve the problems around the Nexus S 4G, and can now properly distribute the handset’s CDMA and WiMAX binaries.
Queru went on to say that they consider the Samsung Nexus S 4G to be fully supported in AOSP without restrictions, and overall the Nexus S is the preferred platform for AOSP work. Queru has also updated the set of IMM76L binaries for the Nexus S 4G so it includes WiMAX support, and they can be located by hitting up here.
However, the guys to say that there is no mention of the Sprint Galaxy Nexus that uses the 4G LTE network rather than WiMAX, but hopefully those problems can be resolved over time.