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 user segments.
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.