Feeds
65%
Samsung Galaxy Player 50

Samsung Galaxy Player 50 Android PMP

Smartphone sans phone?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

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.

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

Next page: Sonic joy

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.