Samsung Galaxy Discover with stock Android headed to Straight Talk


If you wanted your Samsung device with stock Android, here it is. The Samsung Galaxy Discover will forego the company’s traditional TouchWiz interface in favor of a clean Android 4.0 install when it launches on Straight Talk and Net10. The lack of a custom skin, however, is offset by the reason behind it.

The Galaxy Discover features an 800MHz CPU, 3.5-inch display with 420 x 480 resolution, and 3MP camera. Obviously, the specs will do little to satisfy the typical Android diehard. They also do little to satisfy the minimum requirements for running an Android build overlaid with Samsung’s sometimes bulky user interface. The resulting tradeoff still makes the aging Galaxy Nexus the most appealing Samsung device to run a stock build of Google’s mobile OS.

Given the carriers it is targeting and its lightweight spec sheet, expect the Galaxy Discover to retail at an affordable off-contract price. The specifics have not been made known, nor has a release date at this time.

[Samsung via The Verge]

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  1. GSM, CDMA?

    1. I believe ST and N10 are both GSM off of AT&T’s network….but I could be wrong.

      Yes, I realize that with the disclaimer, this post is completely useless…

      Sorry. I’ll just go away now…

      1. They both offer phones from every major US carrier. AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile, and Sprint.

    2. Click on the Samsung link and then Specs for this:

      HSPDA 7.2Mps Dual Band 850/1900MHz Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

      I believe that will be the USA AT&T network.

  2. I cannot recommend Straight Talk or its phones, at least its TracFone Samsung Galaxy SII. It will not be upgraded from Gingerbread, cannot be rooted, and has key features disabled.
    Learn from my mistake.

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