It seems Apple has been lucky so far, there hasn’t been any real competition for its successful iPod Touch line of devices. That is until now. I’m sure you thought about what a Android based, pocket-size, media player would be like? You don’t have to think that hard anymore. The Samsung Galaxy 50 (YP-G50) is exactly that.
Samsung has put together a nice little device for us. It’s basically a Android powered Samsung phone, but without the phone part in it. It’s really a full-feature Android device. The Galaxy 50 media player is comparable to the new iPod touch, but actually it offers more right off the bat.
The specs are close to the Galaxy S, the main difference is it comes with a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen. It will also come with a 2 megapixel camera, WiFi, and GPS. That’s one thing the iPod Touch does not offer, is GPS. It will come with DLNA, Divx, SoundAlive, and FM radio support.
It will come loaded with Android 2.1. The main difference between the Galaxy 50 and other Android MIDs and PMPs is that the Galaxy 50 will offer the Android Market and support Google Apps like Google Maps and Gmail. Samsung will offer 8GB and 16GB models both with a microSD slot for added storage up to 32GB.
The only thing is lacking is clear availability. Apparently only a French retailer is currently selling the Galaxy 50 for about 199 Euros (8GB), but word is it’s only a pre-order. Other parts of the world should be seeing it available soon, but unfortunately the US won’t see it until sometime early next year. We will be keeping a close eye on any Samsung Galaxy 50 updates, but in the meantime you can check out the new video ad from Samsung.