A few days ago, the RUU of an upcoming HTC phone had leaked online. After a bit of poking around by the developers, the RUU was found to be of the first-ever quad-core phone from the Taiwanese manufacturer, Endeavor. Not only is the Endeavor going to be the first phone from HTC to use a quad-core SoC, it also going to be the one to use a non-Qualcomm SoC in a long, long time.
Other than the hardware, the Endeavor will also be running the latest version of Sense – 4.0. The leaked RUU of Endeavor does give us the first look of Sense 4.0, and things certainly look beautiful, but a tad disappointing.
HTC has updated the highly functional lock-screen of Sense, with more features, widgets, themes and animations. In fact, from the looks of it, users can now do majority of their tasks right from the home screen. The Sense launcher a.k.a Rosie has also been updated with a new dock, and themes.
The last two versions of Sense, 3.0 and 3.5, had started to feel very heavy and bloated, and I was hoping that HTC would make Sense lighter in its latest iteration. Sadly, it looks like the company has done just the opposite, especially with the lock screen.
Let’s just hope that all those eye-candy in Sense 4.0 will not affect the overall performance of the Endeavor!