Dec 28 AT 4:39 PM Taylor Wimberly 21 Comments

Could the new Android music app come to the Samsung Galaxy Player?

Google’s new Android music player leaked out last night on XDA Developers and while we don’t know when it will appear on a real device, Samsung’s new Galaxy Player would be a nice choice.

Samsung is expected to unveil an Android-based Galaxy Player to take on Apple’s iPod at the upcoming CES next week, according to a report from Samsung Hub. The device will have internal hardware that is similar to the Galaxy S family of devices, but it will lack the cellular connectivity and telephony functionality to place voice calls and send SMS messages.

Music and games are expected to be the focus points of this device, so it makes sense that Samsung would want to include the latest music app that Google has to offer. Samsung has their own Media Hub to distribute movies and TV shows, but they have yet to offer a full fledged music store.

At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, a new music service was previewed that allowed users to purchase songs and sync their entire media collection with their Android device. Some people have speculated that this music service would be launched with Gingerbread or Honeycomb, but I believe the new music app will be distributed via the Android Market and be widely available to most Android 2.x devices.

Recent history has shown us that Google and Samsung are pretty tight so anything is possible. Samsung was the first to produce a tablet that included the Android Market and they were also chosen to produce Google’s Nexus S.

Check out Google’s new music app in the demo video below (or visit the source link if you are adventurous and want to install it) and let us know what you think. Would the addition of Google’s new music app and service make you consider buying the Samsung Galaxy Player?

Via: Samsung Hub

Source: XDA Developers

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  • xmadsox10

    This is quite exciting news, thanks for the heads up! I am going to give this a try on my Vibrant right now =)

  • http://Website Steve

    It will never come to the player unless it is on it when it ships. Samsung apparently can’t write update files that work…

  • http://Website monkeydroid

    I wish Google would implement a desktop client to go with media players. Android needs a make over in the media department. Here’s to honeycomb!!!!

    • http://Website Android Ninja

      There is one available. If you want all the info on this new app and where to download, check out this article: New Android music app, is this the first toe into the Google Music pool? http://exm.nr/ft8I4i

  • http://Website Rob Koehler

    So Google’s version of Audiogalaxy? Nice.

  • http://Website @neidlinger

    WATERMELONS

  • http://Website legendary1022

    There is no way its coming to Samsung’s player. Nice wishing but its going to run Samsung’s skin and includes their own music player as well. Wasn’t there going to be a galaxy s device that didn’t have any radios but wifi a long time ago? Did that ever get released or is this it?

  • http://Website Mark

    Pointless. This is just overkill. I never understood the reason why people bought dedicated music players when most Android, iPhone or Blackberries play music just fine. Unless they’re buying it cuz a certain file type isn’t supported. Oh, well.

    • http://whosthisguy.com Brendan

      I certainly understand what you’re saying. The default music app as is is alright and does the trick, but it doesn’t have a lot of pizazz, and there are features that other music apps (some free) have that the default app doesn’t, such as lock screen controls (talking stock Android here) and some have podcasting features built-in. I’m sure there’s other features I’m missing.

    • http://Website R.S.

      Just because many people now a days have a smart phone doesn’t mean there is no longer a market for dedicated music players. Apple’s iPod Touch still sells like crazy so why wouldn’t Samsung want a product to compete against it?

      Would I buy something like this for myself? No because I already own an iPod Touch and an Android Phone. However, I would buy it as a gift for someone who has a basic music player or doesn’t have one at all. That is course provided that the actual music app is not only user friendly but also syncs up easily with existing music libraries.

    • http://Website Reddo

      It won’t support anything that the android phones don’t support, but the device is more for people that don’t want an expensive smartphone, but still want a portable device with apps and things.

      Personally I use my phone for maybe one call a month and 3 or 4 texts, for everything else i always have wifi, so there’s no real use for me getting a smart phone on a contract and paying a lot when i won’t use it. I still want an android device though so I’m very excited for this device and will be one of the first in line when it comes out.

      • http://Website Mark

        Ah, thanks for explaining your reasons, guys. Yeah, (@ Reddo) I feel your opinion as well. If I can get a FULL Android device experience without the telephone features and text messaging that would be sweet. I hope Samsung can do it.I wasn’t trying to bash the people who buy dedicated music players. I just wanted to know the reasons why they bought them.

  • http://whosthisguy.com Brendan

    Isn’t that the same music player in both videos? Whatever the guy in the I/O video is using sure looks similar to this new leaked footage.

    • http://Website Chris

      I believe that’s the point, haha. They are indeed the same music player. The fact that it’s leaked may be an indication that the one they demoed at Google I/O is getting close to being released to the public.

  • Mighty_O

    i want that live wallpaper. what is it?

  • http://Website Mike

    Anyone else notice in the leaked app that there are settings for streaming music libraries linked to your Google account?

    @Mighty_O its Blue Skies Live Wallpaper

  • http://Website rev2redlineguy

    Blah Blah! More junk from Samsung. FAIL!

  • http://Website Tito!

    DoubleTwist already does all this and more. XD
    AirSync, Lock Screen Controls, etc.

    I’ll probably cook my own ROM,
    and have DoubleTwist be the default music app.

    I think that is what Google is aiming at, Open [Project].
    They already condone tethering. :)

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    thanks for sharing Could the new Android music app come to the Samsung Galaxy Player?

  • http://Website Chris McLellan

    The mufin player is now available as a free music app for Android and streams 250 (1G) tracks to your handset free from the cloud. The touch screen music map is also very cool. http://www.mufin.com/us/#/software/mufinplayermobile

  • thechad

    google music is awesome