RUU leak and sources confirm quad-core HTC Endeavor to run Ice Cream Sandwich

HTC Endeavor

Two key questions about the HTC Endeavor (previously known as the HTC Edge) have lingered since we first learned of the handset last November: Will it come loaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)? And will it run HTC’s Sense 4.0? Those questions have now been answered. According to unnamed sources who spoke with MoDaCo, the device will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, and will be one of the first devices to include HTC’s latest user interface, Sense 4.0. A newly leaked ROM Update Utility confirms these details.

While expectant fans are waiting for the official reveal at this year’s Mobile World Conference, however, the latest Apple injunction to ban the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus may be a cause for concern.

Apple’s latest lawsuit against Samsung wages a direct attack on Google’s latest OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. If HTC does run ICS on the Endeavor, Apple could, if it felt threatened, decide to file a preliminary injunction against the Taiwanese smartphone maker to block sales of the device. If the courts favor Apple in their patent suit against Samsung, it is likely that they will turn their attention to HTC, who filed a patent suit against Apple back in September.

In the meantime, as the anticipation builds, you can download the unreleased ROM Update Utility for the HTC Endeavor, leaked onto xdadevelopers, here: HTC Endeavor RUU

These are the specs we know so far about the HTC Endeavor:

  • Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 4.0
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 4.7-inch 720p display
  • 8MP rear-facing camera/1.3MP front-facing camera
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Quad-band HSPA+ radio

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Update: Article edited for clarity and style