Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Players

Neowin took a tour around the entire Samsung booth today, checking out all the new products coming out this year. This time we took a stop over to take a hands-on look at the new Samsung Galaxy Player (YP-GB1) and the Samsung Galaxy 50.

The Samsung Galaxy Player is just a scaled down version of the Galaxy Tab, but with a greater focus on just being a personal media player. The YP-GB1 model has a 4-inch 800x480 SuperLCD screen resolution, with built in wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 capabilities. The YP-GB1 model has a VGA front and 3.2MP rear-facing camera for HD video recording. The device is running Android 2.2 Froyo OS, powered by a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor and has expandable memory of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB via MicroSD card.

The next model is the Samsung Galaxy Player 50, which comes with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 2MP camera, WiFi, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB model with expandable MicroSD card. The smaller version of the Galaxy Player will run Android 2.2 OS and have access to the Android Market.

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SteelToast said,
Finally! Some PROPER competitors to the ipod touch.

What about the iPhone, there's still a proper competitor?

noleafclover said,
Samsung Galaxy Player

The Galaxy Player is catchy, I was thinking about it but it's better if it is one word, "iPlay/iPlayer"? I got an "iPlay" or I got an "iPlayer". You get the idea Here is another one "iMusique". It doesn't have to be the right spelling....

adding anything that has ''i'' in front of the word would be like copying apple; but yeah, they need a catchier phrase with only one syllable in the word...

SteelToast said,
adding anything that has ''i'' in front of the word would be like copying apple; but yeah, they need a catchier phrase with only one syllable in the word...

Ok, how about "MyPlayer" then? "MyPlay" I got a "MyPlay", sounds cool "PlayPro" "MyPlaya", "ProPlaya", "PlayaPro"

Come on Samsung, be "CREATIVE"

Edited by rwx, Jan 7 2011, 3:38am :

rwx said,
YP-GB1 <-- Samsung's first mistake is choosing a bad name for a product. Why not something cool and simpler? A name that will influence the public? Imagine people going around and saying the "YP-GB1". It will NOT catch on....Compare this with "iPod". The name needs to be catchy...

It's just a model number, but I totally agree, they need a cooler sounding name. They are both called Galaxy Player, which is slightly confusing.

rwx said,

The Galaxy Player is catchy, I was thinking about it but it's better if it is one word, "iPlay/iPlayer"? I got an "iPlay" or I got an "iPlayer". You get the idea Here is another one "iMusique". It doesn't have to be the right spelling....

In the UK BBC Has iPlayer, that's there online content.

As for a scaled down galaxy tab, kinda doesn't make sense to call it that.

Galaxy S Phone, scaled up to Galaxy S Tablet

It's more like the phone without the phone options IMO, just like the iPod Touch.

Personally don't see the point of these devices just buy the damn phones and have the same and more features.

sialivi said,
Too bad none of them has GPS. Would have been a nice feature that the iPod lacks.

Why would you want GPS on what is essentially a MP3/4 player with no 3G?

ShMaunder said,

Why would you want GPS on what is essentially a MP3/4 player with no 3G?

It doesn't have a built in projector too One of the tablets (forgot what brand) has a projector built in.

ShMaunder said,

Why would you want GPS on what is essentially a MP3/4 player with no 3G?

Why would people want standard gps nav units, same thing.

sialivi said,
Too bad none of them has GPS. Would have been a nice feature that the iPod lacks.

The Galaxy Player 50 has a GPS (or at least it did when it was originally unveiled last September).

So... Galaxy Player = Galaxy S?

Because I have Samsung Galaxy S for 4 months now with Android 2.2 so that is not something new right?

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