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.
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.
...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.
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.
Next page: Sonic joy
What happened to.....
....decent capacity music players ?
I have a Creative Zen Vision M 60gb music player.
What happened to the 'do one thing, do it well' devices, rather than trying to get one thing to be average at lots ?
I am in intrigued by Cowons big 160gig player, but that is about all there is on the market right now.
If this Samsung f is the future, then we will end up paying for a lot of 'stuff' that is really just not needed.....
The ability to use Winamp on this device is tantalizing. Winamp has a lot of the things the reviewer found irritating, as well as sync over wifi, radio, etc.
wanna try it!
well, nice player! One of the first I would say, there will be better, more efficient and slim, more faster and more beautiful)) Personally I think that this device might beat iPod touch on several fronts. As to be more precise it has micro-SD slot for extending inner memory, you don’t need to use iTunes to download any music contents on your pmp, and very simple and convenient usage of Android Market which definitely will lover consumers to buying it, as well as GPS modile and FM-radio. Though defeating Apple stuff seems very difficult))
Orange San Francisco is £89.99 in Argos.
My mp3 player died last week, so guess what I'm treating myself to? Pick-up tomorrow.
The icon is for Samsung's pricing department.
Wow! you utterly convinced me with a whole series of well reasoned arguments that it's a bad buy, but then award it 65% ? From the write-up given surely it's in 35%-45% territory.