Samsung to unveil Android-based music player at CES 2011

By on December 28, 2010
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According to Samsung Hub, Samsung is all set to showcase an Android-based media player at CES this year, dubbed the Galaxy Player.

The device will feature a 4″ LCD screen @800×480, have dual cameras, 3.2MP on the back, and standard VGA on the front. It will run on Android 2.2 Froyo with TouchWiz UI slapped on it, powered by a 1GHz CPU.

Samsung won’t be the first one to attempt a Android media player. Archos had one, called Archos 32 Internet Tablet, that ran on similar, albeit slower, technologies. Recently, Creative also announced its Zen Touch 2 which runs on Android 2.1 with a 3.2″ screen. But other than these two manufacturers, so far nobody has attempted to make an Android PMP.

One of the problems faced by manufacturers is that Google isn’t so willing to give Android Market access to non-3G devices, but Samsung are claiming that are working around this issue and will be able to offer Android Market on their new music player.

We will be there at CES 2011, which starts at Jan 4, so you can bet we will have more info on this soon.

Source: Samsung Hub.


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