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Samsung Launches ‘World’s First’ Android MP3 Player

Samsung has launched what it claims to be the world’s first Android-based MP3 player at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Launched to compete with Apple's iPod and powered by Google’s Android 2.1 OS, the Samsung Galaxy Player 50 comes complete with a 3.2-inch touch screen, a two megapixel camera/camcorder, an FM radio, DNLA support and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Somewhat resembling Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone, the device also offers full access to the Android Market and comes with a range of pre-installed apps, including an e-book reader and BBC iPlayer.

The Galaxy Player 50 is also fully compatible with Adobe’s Flash and supports a number of file types including MPEG4, WMV and DivX/XviD.

The device is available in two sizes - 8 GB and 16 GB - and comes with space for an additional micro-SD card to boost storage up to 32 GB.

The Galaxy Player 50 is available to pre-order from Amazon, Play and Argos for £149.99 (8 GB) and £179.99 (16 GB).