Linked by robojerk on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have often wondered why there wasn't a flood of Android portable media players - now the WSJ Reports: "With the move, Samsung will round out a series of Galaxy-named gadgets that matches product for product with Apple Inc.'s line of iPods, iPad and iPhone. Samsung will have the Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone. All use a variation of Google Inc.'s Android operating system and work with apps developed for it."
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by kaiwai on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:38 UTC
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I don't want to sound like a cynic but every time I hear about an iPod competitor I'm always let down because of three factors:

1) Its Windows only with MSC when it available is entirely useless when you have a large collection thus the indexing with each reboot taking ages.

2) Fails to support AAC audio -its an open standard for goodness sake!

3) The size and price is always, in every case, uncompetitive with the iPod; every time I see a competitor to the iPod they're the same price but with less space.

PS. Don't mention Archos because I'll throttle you one; if there was ever an example of a company who makes a product only to abandon it after a few moths they would be it. If there was ever a company who make it impossible to replace the hard disk (in the case of their tablet device) then they would be it. Archos is like Apple on steroids when it comes to providing products that they fail to support for the long term and lock down so it is next to impossible to use their device for anything other than they deem as 'acceptable'.

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