Sony has just announced a handful of new devices to add to its growing collection of Android-powered music players. The premium NW-ZX1 MP3 player and three colorful variants of the NW-F880 series will be joining the ranks of the Sony's new breed of players that combine the audio quality that the Walkman brand is known for with the versatility of the Android platform.
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Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6, a much thinner and moderately sized version of what we saw several months ago in the Galaxy Player 5.0. This device works with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a single-core Cortex A8 1GHz processor, and has Bluetooth 3.0. This device is meant to work with you offline for the most part when you're out and about, then via wifi for awesome media connectedness when you're at home.
Galaxy S WIFI 3.6 at IFA back in September. At the time there were no plans to extend it to the United States, but it looks like they're shipping it over after all. Unfortunately, Samsung wasn't forthcoming with a price or date for the portable media player, but it shouldn't be too long before it joins the North American lineup. Previously Samsung has offered its Galaxy Player/Galaxy S WiFi series in only 4 and 5-inch versions in the United States.
Cowon makes some stylish and acoustically sound products, which they've lately been loading with Android. The latest is the Z2 Plenue, and no, we don't know what "Plenue" means, either. The device is on sale in South Korea now, but probably won't make it outside of Asia for a few months at the very least.
press event that surely will be all about the new Google Music service and or store for Android devices. It officially starts at 2:00 PM PT (so in a matter of minutes) and we'll have all the details and information as it comes in.
Google Music. It looks like the time has finally come and Google will be announcing and showing the world what they have in store for Google Music. If the "These Go to Eleven" didn't ring a bell for anyone, think Spinal Tap. If you don't know what that is I suggest you Google that, and enjoy it. Recent Google Music pages pointed to a music store coming to the Android Market, but we'll all know the details come next week.
Amazon's MP3 Store has become a de facto Android music platform, and there's plenty of 3rd party stores and apps that offer paid and free song downloads. Google's going head-to-head with Amazon with its cloud-based Google Music, but according to the New York Times, they may be after a more direct sales model with a full-on MP3 store.
Sony Ericsson W8, a rather boxy looking device with three Android buttons on the bottom, a Sony Ericsson skin over an unbelievably outdated Android 2.1 Eclair, and the ability to be dubbed with the legendary tag Walkman. What we've got here today is a much more viable release in the "Live with Walkman", a device launching with the newest Android 2.3.x Gingerbread and working like a magical music machine, complete with Spotify gracing its first press release image - will this be the first device to launch with Spotify built in?