With the expected unveiling of the HTC Endeavor (formerly known as Edge) only two weeks away, we’re not surprised to see the first leaked RUU (ROM update utility) for the phone. The kind people over at XDA-Developers have already extracted the build.prop file from the RUU, confirming the Endeavor name and a lot of the specs which have only been rumors until now.
The build.prop file doesn’t give us all the details, but it confirms DropBox integration, HTC Sense 4.0, Skydrive (isn’t that Microsoft’s cloud storage solution?), 900,1800,1900,850 MHz bands (compatible with European and AT&T 3G networks), a Tegra chip, WiFi a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4.7-inch 720p display, 8 MP main camera and a 1.3 MP front camera. While we expect the HTC Endeavor to make its way around the globe, the build.prop on this test RUU clearly states that this handset is an HTC Europe device. The Endeavor will most likely take on another name for the US market.
Fortunately, leaked RUU files are good for a lot more than just confirming things we already knew. The devs are already tearing the RUU apart in an effort to port the Android 4.0 build with Sense 4.0 to older HTC devices. Since the Endeavor is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip and also features a 720p resolution, developers are going to have their work cut out for them in order for get things running properly on Qualcomm powered devices with lower resolution displays. We’re not sure how long it will take, but we could see the first ports up and running even before HTC officially pulls back the curtain on February 26 to unveil the HTC Endeavor to the world.
Are any of you looking forward to running Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 on your current HTC device?
UPDATE: The HTC Endeavor system image has been dumped, revealing all the device applications, widgets, wallpapers and screenshots from some of the HTC Sense 4.0 skins pre-loaded on the device. We’ve uploaded all the images at full resolution just in case any of you wanted to grab a wallpaper or two to use on your phone. Enjoy!
HTC Endeavor/HTC Sense 4.0 Wallpapers
HTC Endeavor/HTC Sense 4.0 Scenes