NEW YORK —
Samsung will add a pair of Galaxy-brand
portable media players (PMPs) to its selection of Galaxy
tablets and smartphones.
The Wi-Fi-equipped Galaxy players are expected to
be available in early May, said Tim Baxter, president of
Samsung’s consumer business division during last week’s
press event, here. Pricing hasn’t been set.
Both models, one with 4-inch screen and one with 5-inch
screen, feature GPS and are therefore certified to download
apps from Google’s Android Market, Baxter noted.
By expanding the Galaxy franchise from tablets and
smartphones to PMPs, Baxter said, Galaxy will tap new
Both models feature Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS and are
upgradable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Both also feature
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and DLNA certification, enabling
them to stream content to and from a DLNA PC via Wi-Fi
and to DLNA TVs.
Also common to both are Adobe Flash 10.1, front VGA
camera, 3.2-megapixel rear-facing cameras, HD video
storage, 8GB of embedded memory, 32GB MicroSD slot,
microphone and stereo speakers with virtual 5.1 sound.