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

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



5. ramonleonjr62

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

great new

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

6. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

2. jove39

Posts: 2152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nice move by samsung.

1. smallworld

Posts: 527; Member since: Jul 13, 2012


4. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

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