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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RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai
by Neolander on Fri 31st Dec 2010 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Because I have 200GB of music and I don't feel inclined to re-encode all my music again simply to 'stick it to the man'.

Alright, but is there a sufficient number of people in this situation for it being worth implementing AAC on the manufacturer's side ?

I mean, Vorbis costs them only development time and it's already too much. As you said yourself, AAC costs even more development time, and as a bonus caveat you've got to pay for it.

If I'm not misunderstood, most people who own lots of AAC files are iTunes Store users, meaning the part of iPod customers which would be the hardest to convince of switching to another media player.

Edited 2010-12-31 11:31 UTC

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