Already announced in January 2011, it took good old Sammy long enough to get these 4″ and 5″ screen things on the American market. Speaking of market: contrary to Cowon’s D3 and Archos’ Generation 8, Samsung’s phones-without-a-phone come with the official Android Market installed. The long wait for the Galaxy Players’ release also paid off on the operating system side of things – both players run on Android 2.3.5, which is one of the more recent ‘Gingerbread’ versions. Hardware specs are quite exhaustive as well. With front and rear cameras both shutterbugs and chatterbugs should be happy; GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and Wi-Fi B/G/N are present as well, not to mention a MicroSDHC slot. Besides the usual variety of codecs and containers found on Android devices, the Galaxy players support MKV, FLV, OGG Vorbis, and FLAC as well. Samsung claims the 2500mAh batteries in their players should last up to 60 hours for music playback, which sounds a bit implausible. Eight hours video playback seems more realistic, though.