Samsung claims it has launched the world's first Android powered MP3 device allowing users to access their music plus a lot of apps.
The Galaxy Player 50 boasts a 3.2inch touch screen, 2MP camera plus Wi-Fi and GPS, arguably making it comparable to Apple's iPod Touch entertainment player. Powered by Android 2.1, it offers access to the Android Market.
Samsung said its new MP3 player is available to pre-order from Amazon, Play and Argos for £149RRP.
Pocket-Lint: Remember MP3 players? Those were the things that were popular at the start of the decade, before mobile phones all got dozens of gigabytes of storage and apps and games and lots of things to keep you occupied when you are bored.
IGN - For ten years the iPod has not only dominated the media player market, it has defined it. The original iPod kickstarted the market and the iPod touch redefined it, especially after gaining 3rd party apps. The Zune HD may have been second best, but lacking of app development, it wasn’t a close race. It was only a matter of time before an Android-based media player came out. Meet the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0.
Pocket-Lint - The Samsung Galaxy Player 50 is an Android-based portable media player, offering up a healthy dose of connected magic and Android goodness, along with Samsung’s trademark additions that have made the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S a popular media-savvy device.