Jan 13th, 2011

Another Android 2.4 sighting comes to us from German mobile-lovers BestBoyZ. who caught the build supposedly running on the Nexus S. While that in itself is quite intriguing, the bigger story may be that this version of the Nexus S carried the baseband version i9023, which lines up with the recently FCC-approved Samsung GT-i9023. Remember, the original Nexus S is the GT-i9020.

Now there are several possibilities for what it all means. The Android 2.4 (possibly Ice Cream Sandwich) build number being the same glitch that Sony Ericsson cited to explain away 2.4 showing up on their recently announced Arc, or it could be the real thing. We don’t see much else of the phone’s interface to say one way or the other. The i9023 itself could simply be a re-radioed version of the Nexus S for other carriers (as was hinted in the FCC filing), or it could be a handset with tweaked and improved hardware. We really can’t say, but we’ll continue to dig into the mystery.

[via AndroidCommunity]

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