2014 Android equivalent of iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by robgendreau, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    I realize Apple's iPod Touch is a bit dated (Touch+ anyone? ;) ), but at least it runs iOS 8.

    Is there an equivalent Android device that's relatively up to date? The Galaxy Player 5.8 is rather dated, I believe, and I'm not sure it's still being made. Or available in the US.

    I need something to run some Android nav apps. Am I forced to just find a cheapo phone without a contract?
     
  2. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Moto g probably is the best bet
    Verizon's tend to go for the lowest price
     
  3. mel823 macrumors 6502

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    Moto E or Moto G LTE. Just pop a micro SD card in it and you're good to go.
     
  4. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Having a separate media player + smartphone sounds so passée.

    But anyway, I can't think of a direct Android equivalent to an iPod touch. Your best option is to go for the cheaper Android phones (such as the Moto G+1) and pop in a 64GB card.
     
  5. sracer macrumors 603

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    If the OP is tech-savvy I'd recommend rooting the phone and deleting the "phone parts". I've done that with a variety of Android smartphones and the resulting performance and battery life improvements is amazing.
     
  6. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    I picked up a cheap Moto G, does the job PERFECTLY!!
     

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