Up until now about the only way you could use Android on a device was to either buy a phone or pony up for an expensive tablet. Luckily someone realized that the operating system could power other types of devices and thats where the Samsung Galaxy Player 50 comes into this. However, sadly, for the time being this will only be bringing the Android love to those of you in Europe.
The above video has popped up showing off all of the features of the new Samsung Galaxy Player 50 (which has an interface that looks striking similar to a certain MP3 player from a little company called Apple). Thus far the device is only listed for sale in Europe with reports that one retailer in France has already put them out for purchase. No word yet on how much this device will cost you, though.
The player is the first Wi-Fi only Android device with access to the official Google apps such as Market, so this is a good sign that the operaring system could be getting some serious use on other devices in the not too distant future. Some of the other features include:
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- 8 or 16 GB internal memory with microSD card slot for expansion
- 2 megapixel camera
- FM tuner
- Android OS 2.1
- DivX support
Without knowing a price as of yet it’s hard to say if this is going to be competitively priced to other similar devices, and there is also no word as of yet on a release in the United States. No matter what the pricing and release plans are like, it’s still good to see that Android is getting closer to being a true competitor to iOS from Apple.
What say you? Any interest in the Samsung Galaxy Player 50?