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Samsung launches Android MP3 player

CES 2011: Galaxy Player 50 is a world first
Samsung Galaxy player 50

The Samsung Galaxy Player 50 – a rival to Apple’s iPod Touch.

Samsung is launching the Galaxy Player 50 at CES 2011 – the world’s first Android based MP3 player. For all the latest first looks and and hands-on reviews visit our dedicated CES guide.

The slimline Galaxy Player 50 is the world’s first Android powered MP3 player – meaning you not only get to do all the usual music and video playback stuff, but can download a host of apps and games from the Android marketplace, making it a clear rival to Apple’s iPod Touch.

Galaxy Player 50 spec

It features a 3.2 inch touch screen, 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS and a choice of either 8GB or 16GB memory sizes. The memory can be expanded to up to 32GB with the addition of a micro-SD card (1GB should store about 500 tracks). 

It can also playback a stack of video formats (MPEG4, WMV and DivX/XviD) video files and should be able to easily convert other formats for viewing according to Samsung.  

However, claimed battery life isn’t a patch on the Touch – 25 hours audio and 5 hours video versus over double that for audio and over 8 hours for video for the Apple device.

Which? will be putting the Galaxy Player 50 through its rigorous test program soon. If you want to know more, keep an eye on the Which? CES 2011 hands-on reviews for a first look. 

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