Samsung Ditches TouchWiz for Galaxy Discover
Samsung’s TouchWiz UI can be a significant component of what makes many of its Androids so desirable, and we always look forward to see how it’s evolving with the release of the company’s flagship models. It’s no stranger from the low-end, either, and we just brought you news of a pair of decidedly underpowered Androids, the Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame, which run TouchWiz. Now, however, we’re learning of another lower-end Android with quite similar specs to those two, yet one Samsung will be releasing without its iconic interface.
The Samsung Galaxy Discover will be coming to TracFone’s Net10 Wireless and StraightTalk brands, running plain vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich without any TouchWiz enhancements. Like the Young and Fame, it sports a small (3.5-inch in this case), low-resolution HVGA screen, only the Discover gets an even more underpowered processor, dropping down to 800MHz.
Understandably, we’re not terribly excited to see this low-end model arrive, but we can’t help but take notice of the phone if only due to its very un-Samsung software.