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Samsung to release Galaxy media player to rival iPod Touch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Dec 2010 21:59 User comments (7)

Samsung to release Galaxy media player to rival iPod Touch Samsung will launch its first true rival to the market leading iPod Touch at the CES event next month, dubbing the device the Galaxy Player.
Just like the iPod Touch is almost identical to the iPhone (without the phone and 3G capabilities), the Galaxy Player will be based on the popular Galaxy S smartphone.

The Galaxy Player will run on Android 2.2, come in 8, 16 and 32GB models, and include a standard 3.2MP camera and a 1.3MP front-side camera.

There are no current media players running Android, so the Samsung player should have an advantage over those competitors right out of the gate, due to the Android Market and its 100,000 apps. Apple, on the other hand, will be no pushover.

Samsung lacks retail presence like Apple has, as well as a brand-loyal fanbase. Furthermore, Samsung lacks a music/movie store like iTunes so it is unclear what store will come built-in.

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7 user comments

128.12.2010 3:00

"the Galaxy Player will be based on the popular Galaxy S smartphone.

The Galaxy Player will run on Android 2.2, come in 8, 16 and 32GB models, and include a standard 3.2MP camera and a 1.3MP front-side camera."

I wonder if it will come with a bunch of crippling software like the galaxy.



228.12.2010 6:25

Why did they not base it on their Bada??


:/

328.12.2010 9:52

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"the Galaxy Player will be based on the popular Galaxy S smartphone.

The Galaxy Player will run on Android 2.2, come in 8, 16 and 32GB models, and include a standard 3.2MP camera and a 1.3MP front-side camera."

I wonder if it will come with a bunch of crippling software like the galaxy.
Samsung doesn't cripple their phones. Carriers cripple them and install their branded bloatware.

428.12.2010 15:00
Jthunderme
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Anything other than iPad, iPhone, iPod is NOTHING but a knock off. Design your own Not resembling Apple's creativity. Anything resembling any apple products are nothing but knock off or trash. Think and design, NOT COPY AND COPY AND COPY AND SELL.....

Android will be better off running on a PC and replace MS Windows. That is what is it really good for. It is supposed to be the best OS for PCs but google is not thinking right...

528.12.2010 19:27

Originally posted by Jthunderme:
Anything other than iPad, iPhone, iPod is NOTHING but a knock off. Design your own Not resembling Apple's creativity. Anything resembling any apple products are nothing but knock off or trash. Think and design, NOT COPY AND COPY AND COPY AND SELL.....

Android will be better off running on a PC and replace MS Windows. That is what is it really good for. It is supposed to be the best OS for PCs but google is not thinking right...


Like Apple hasn't done that... All these companies do the same thing and if you think they don't well good luck to you in all the crapple products you buy.

628.12.2010 20:48

If this device has a working Google Talk video chat feature, my iPod Touch 4 will be finding a new home.


729.12.2010 14:21

anyone heard any rumors on price yet?

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