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Samsung Galaxy Discover to launch in U.S. sans TouchWiz

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Samsung Galaxy Discover to launch in U.S. sans TouchWiz
The Samsung Galaxy Discover

The Samsung Galaxy Discover

For those who are interested in a pure Android experience, The Samsung Galaxy Discover is heading to the U.S. where it will be available for those using Net10 or Straight Talk. The device  is a low-end Android model that is equipped with a 3.5 inch HVGA screen, and an 800MHz Qualcomm processor (MSM7225A). 2.7GB of native storage can be expanded using the 32GB capacity microSD slot that comes with the phone. A 3MP camera is on the back and a 1300mAh battery keeps the fan blades turning. Android 4.0 is pre-installed.

The Samsung Galaxy Discover will be discovered in the U.S. for the two aforementioned pre-paid carriers, without the TouchWiz UI running on top of Android. That means that buyers will be getting a purely stock Android experience. Neither pricing nor availability has been announced and the device has yet to be posted on the Net10 or Straight Talk web site.

For those interested in stock Android but would prefer a phone with more meat om its bones, there is the Google Nexus 4, which is still listed as being in stock at the Google Play Store. Sprint still carries the Samsung GALAXY Nexus for $99.99 on contract, with Android 4.1. At Verizon, the model is EOL.

source: Samsung via Phonescoop

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posted on 06 Feb 2013, 08:42

1. smallworld (Posts: 503; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


posted on 06 Feb 2013, 13:23 3

4. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Huh? In what way? A low end device for budget-conscious consumers. What would you expect?

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 09:03 5

2. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Nice move by samsung.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 12:18 5

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Basically all the cheap phones with gingerbread on them will now come with ICS, thus being 2-3 versions behind as usual.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 17:08

6. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

most people who buy low-end phones really don't care about the OS. If you wanted the newest OS, you would probably go towards a highend phone or one that lots of people use)

A notable exception is(or was)... me...
My old phone(Optimus T) currently runs android 4.1.2 flawlessly, and is my backup phone

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 14:10 2

5. ramonleonjr62 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

great new

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