Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab to get sequels introduced at CES along with Samsung Galaxy Player?
We showed you Motorola's clever teaser for the upcoming CES. The clip reveals that the Schaumburg based company will be introducing a honeycomb flavored, dual-core packing tablet. According to The Korea Times, Samsung, possibly feeling the heat from Motorola, has decided to introduce the sequel to two of its most successful mobile products from 2010
With 1.2 million units sold, the Samsung Galaxy Tab already has a follow-up model called the Samsung Galaxy Tab2. The Korean firm is trying to expand its share of the worldwide tablet market which is expected to go from 15 million tablets sold this year to 50 million next year. There is no word on what changes the sequel tablet will have, although earlier this year there was speculation that such a sequel tablet would have a super AMOLED screen and perhaps be offered with a bigger screen size than the current 7 inches. Another device getting a sequel introduced at CES is the hot selling Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.
Samsung is also expected to introduce at CES, the American version of its Apple iPod challenger called the Samsung Galaxy Player. Basically a Galaxy S without the ability to make phone calls, the device has already been launched in Europe with Android 2.1, a 3.2 inch display and a 2MP camera. The variant headed for the home of the Red, White and Blue will come with Android 2.2, a larger 4 inch Super LCD screen and a rear (3.2MP) and front facing VGA camera. It will also be loaded with Samsung's own app store and its Media Hub outlet for television shows and movies. Also included will be an integrated music store. Just like the Galaxy S, the Galaxy Player offers Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth support. It will be available in 8GB, 16GB or 32GB models. Check out the video below to see a commercial for the European version.
source: TheKoreaTimes via AndroidandMe (Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Tab2), NetworkWorld (Samsung Galaxy Player)
11. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 723; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
If all you care about is listening to music, and you don't care about adjusting sound quality, or having the freedom to connect to any computer you want as a USB drive, or having a bigger display, Flash support, then I can see why you'd want an iPod Touch.
2. arokingpin (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)
"These aren't the media players you're looking for... move along" - s.jobs
3. clevername (Posts: 1379; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
The tab=good idea. Compete with the iPad in a brand new market.
Galaxy S=good idea. compete with the iPhone using an established iOS competitor.
Galaxy player=bad idea. Compete with a product that not even the legendary Walkman cannot compete with. Iriver, sanza, sanyo, Sony, Microsoft, and even samsung, among countless others, have all released portable media players and none hav succeeded at taking even a fifth of the market from the iPod. Apple just owns this market like nintendo owned the prtable console market for over 20 years.
4. clevername (Posts: 1379; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
That's not to say something better wont come, it will, but it won't matter.
5. belovedson (Posts: 807; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
honestly who cares what people say. the galaxy player might be a hit. samsung please keep the prices low and invest heavily on the market and music player and please keep it open source and not tied up to touchwiz
6. fj (unregistered)
my ipod touch 2gen has never crashed once but my gs does, around 2-3 times a week
also my galaxy s loads websites only on par with my ipt in terms of speed, so sammie has to work really harder on the software, android just cant beat ios for the os stability
12. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 723; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
And I'll take the OS that allows me to connect my phone to any computer as a USB drive any day of the week over something that's "stable."
7. Santosh (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)
Samsung wants to beat Apple, right? The Korean company now builds almost everything Apple builds. Smartphones, tablets and now media players. Samsung also has a content store to compete with iTunes. Way to go
8. HTCFreak (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)
I think that no one can beat apple and iTunes, but it's worth a shot! And this is not only made for competing apple but also for people that wanted a player mabe by samsung! Not everything is about apple!
9. shayan (Posts: 124; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
that depends on how they are playing on field. nintendo ruled the world of portable gaming devices, but look at what apple have done with them, even without a dedicated gaming device.
if samsung is smart, it can beat apple. coz it has more resourses than Iriver, sanyo, sony, etc, etc. samsung have a little advantage over apple. it's prices...
10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 723; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
If this has the exact same music player found on the Galaxy S minus the stupid skip "feature" where when the song is playing and you press the rewind button, it goes to the previous track, rather than the beginning of the song, this is pretty cool. What's up with Europe getting screwed though on the bigger display and 2.1 vs 2.2?
13. it'sokay (unregistered)
gs player = good. It will be a multitasking device, loads of free apps, music player...FREE games, surf, VoIP (ym, skype). if you are just thinking it's a music player, then better get something else to buy!
14. Galen20K (Posts: 491; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
3.2 inch display? meh, I think 3.5 to 3.8 is perfect for a media player mini-tablet.
15. Galen20K (Posts: 491; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
Oh wait nevermind, I just read the USA version will have a 4 inch screen WIN! TOtally would buy the white version when it comes here even tho I have an iPod touch 4G and MT4G phone. : )
16. i love samsung (unregistered)
sumsung is always win than i expect