Samsung Galaxy player 5.0"

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by elf69, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. elf69 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    I bought one of these quite some time ago.
    It was running android 2.2 but official upgrade to 2.3.

    This was samsung answer to the ipod.

    I bought it used off ebay to replace my ipod 4th gen.
    It works and the touch is bit better than the ipod 4th gen but worse than 5th gen.

    Battery no where near as good as the ipod.
    I use the ipod for streaming internet radio only now.

    I use the samsung for quite a few of my games and stuff.

    but the older OS makes web browsing more of a chore now.

    Great device and I have a 16GB sd card in it with music and the camera is not too bad.
    rear flash is good for low light vids too.

    My ipod has not seen use for quite a while and I only found my samsung again last nite after looking for something else.
  2. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    Looking it up, you can root and rom it. Pry would run way better with 5.0, looked it up on XDA and devs still play with it.
  3. three macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
    As what @SurferMan said, I'd definitely play around with it in terms of rooting and installing ROMs. It'd be a fun little device to have around.

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