Samsung will unveil an Android-based portable music player based on its popular Galaxy S smartphone next week at CES, according to a report on Samsung Hub.The device won’t be Samsung’s first Android-based music player–that honour goes to the YP-G50, which went on sale in October. But the new player is basically a Galaxy S minus cellular connection, with a larger screen than the YP-50, a front-facing camera for video chat over Wi-Fi, and a more recent version of Android (2.2 or Froyo).
While Android handsets are outselling the iPhone, Apple still dominates portable music players, and competitors like Microsoft’s Zune have hardly made a dent.
But Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Tab, also based on Android 2.2, has become the first real competitor to Apple’s iPad, finding a niche among Android fans and Apple haters. Samsung is betting that the Galaxy media player can find a similar audience.
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