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Samsung Android MP3 Player hits US

On Wensday, Samsung presented one of the first major competitions to the iPod with the US versions of the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 and its 4.0 counterpart. The Galaxy Player 4″ an 5″ should also become some of the few pocketable media players to support Flash 10.1 and will also include DLNA media sharing. Both can also be used as stand-alone navigators when using apps such as Google Maps 5 with offline maps.

Some of the specs that these two share include they both run Android 2.2 and will be upgradable to 2.3, 8GB of built-in storage, micro-sd expandable to 32 GB, front and back VGA 3.2 mega pixel cameras, and also will come with Skype and Qik for voice and video chat while on Wi-Fi. The Galaxy 4″ and 5″ also support most common media formats, including the usual AAC, MP3, MPEG-4, H.264 and Windows Media but also include media formats like DivX, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and XviD.

For several years Apple has been dominating the MP3 player base in the United States and has been almost unopposed when it comes to high-end touch screens, but with the release of such devices like the Galaxy 4″ and 5″ that could change.

Samsung has not stated the price nor a release date beyond a Spring time frame for the Galaxy S 4″ and 5″. However, it is rumored that they should cost less than a retail price Galaxy S phone. We will keep you informed with any new information that is gathered.

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