Finally, an "Android Touch" Media Player

By  |  Monday, December 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Samsung says it’s going to show off the Galaxy Player–essentially a Galaxy S phone without the phone part–at CES early next month. I’m glad to see the iPod Touch get some direct competition, but I still wonder whether something based on Windows Phone 7, which has better built-in entertainment features than Android, might not be an even more intriguing possibility.


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Cerm Says:

    Given the shoddy quality of most Android apps, the almost non-existent media playback capabilities, and the likelihood that such a device wouldn't even have access to the full App Market, it would need to be SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than an iPod Touch for most people to consider such a device. Unfortunately, if the Galaxy Tab is any indication, expect it to be wildly overpriced.

  2. David Says:

    Agreed. In addition, they've got an uphill battle the match the peripheral ecosystem. For iDevices, cases, docks etc abound.

  3. Cyberpyr8 Says:

    I use my Galaxy S now as my secondary computer so I can see if this device is priced right and has the screen and capabilities of the current line it could be a success. I hate iTunes so any other device would be appealing as long as it has storage and good playback. I use my Vibrant as my MP3 player as well and it does a great job and with 32GB of storage it holds plenty of music. Android has doubletwist for the iTunes users to sync with. Again, the pricing is going to be the key.