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Wirelessly bang up to date

Running the show is Android 2.1. Graphics aside, the only change from stock Android are the four fixed icons at the bottom of the screen which take you to the video and music libraries, the web browser and the main apps screen, respectively. All very Apollo-esque.

Samsung Galaxy Player 50

Browsing isn't bad...

Samsung has loaded the Galaxy Player with full Google and Android Market support so you can sign into your Google account, access your e-mail and download apps to your heart's content just as you can with any mobile phone running Android.

Samsung Galaxy Player 50

...when you can get a Wi-Fi signal

Wirelessly things are bang up-to-date with 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, but Wi-Fi reception was poor, the Galaxy struggling to hold a signal in places my Android mobile phone has no trouble with.

Samsung Galaxy Player 50

Android Market access means you can download to your heart's content -
or the Player's 1GB limit, whichever comes sooner

Where the Samsung does score is in the sound quality stakes. It really does sound very, very good indeed, helped by the excellent bundled earphones which are among the best I have ever found in a box with an MP3 player.

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