Media Player

RealPlayer launches on Android – Does a little of everything

The folks from RealNetworks have finally launched their popular and widely known RealPlayer app for Android. Being available for some time in a beta demo, today they've officially launched RealPlayer v1.0 and it's the ultimate multimedia app. Whether you want to stream music, watch movies, or look through photo albums -- RealPlayer does it all.

XBMC media player for Android announced

A version of the open source XBMC media player has been announced for Android, and you don't need to jailbreak or root your device to get it to work. Even better news is that this is a straight port of the desktop version of XBMC, with the developers saying that all of the features found in the desktop version are present in the Android one as well, or at least will be in time. Alas, this isn't a finished product you'll be downloading, but rather an early build of XBMC for Android.

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review

Samsung has continued its push of Android WiFi devices for the media consumption crowd with their all-new Galaxy Player 4.2 iPod rival. The Galaxy Player 4.2 aims to take on media players of all shapes and sizes coming with great specs, a large screen, impressive sound output and more all for a low price. This is everything a high quality Samsung smartphone is, only without the phone parts. Read on for our full review and conclusion.

HTC designing iPod Touch rival with stereo sound and a kickstand

I've always been a huge fan of HTC's build quality from the moment I received my Nexus One, the Sensation, and even more so when I enjoyed some hands-on time with the new HTC One X. Today though we have some interesting news about an upcoming HTC device that isn't a smartphone, and instead could rival Apple's iPod Touch and offer much better audio than anything from the fruit company. If the patent designs shown below are any indication HTC is looking to design a pretty awesome multimedia device.

Desktop favorite VLC now available for Android

If you're as adamant about your desktop computer as you are about your Android phone (and if you're reading this, then odds are pretty good you fall into the latter category) then you've probably heard of Video LAN Player, colloquially known as VLC. The Swiss army knife of desktop media players has been on its way to Android for quite some time, but you can try out an unofficial build of the open-source video app now. This version is compiled using published code from the Linux desktop version - a more official app from VideoLAN.org is planned later this year.

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 released in South Korea

After launching a larger Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 last year in South Korea and eventually other markets Samsung is back and have just launched a new size in their homeland. This is the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 personal music player. If you thought PMP's were dead now that everyone uses smartphones think again -- because the iPod is still selling well and Samsung has done pretty good with these too.

Can Android compete with the iPod Touch, and does it need to?

Earlier this week we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0, an Android device with the iPod Touch squarely in its crosshairs. It's not the first, either: Samsung, Archos and innumerable smaller companies have released phone-sized Android devices designed primarily for media and app consumption, just like the Apple device. So far, they've failed to make a dent in the low-cost, high-function section of the market.

Sony Walkman Z announced, 4.3″ Tegra 2 dual-core media player [Video]

Sony is aiming to take back the reigns of the Walkman brand with the release of the new Walkman Z. While we've heard plenty about Walkman's with Android this is real and finally here and it's a powerful dual-core personal media player powered by Android. We have full details and pictures as well as a hands-on video below for everyone to check out.
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