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# 177032 19-Jul-2015 21:05
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I'm looking to get an Android-powered media player, basically an Android version of an iPod Touch (i.e. an Android phone without the phone part).  This will basically be used as a glorified MP3 player, but the idea of having it Android powered is so I can also run Android apps (i.e. a few games, etc) and listen to internet radio on it.  Wifi is a must but no need for a SIM card.  I'd prefer to get as newer a version of Android as possible.

What do people recommend?  Are there any brand names that do anything like this or am I limited to Chinese cheapies that I've seen on AliExpres (the problem with what I've seen on AliExpress is they always seem to show photos of products with Chinese displaying on the screens, and I wonder if these devices can even be set to display English).

Any guidance about getting something like this would be great.

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  # 1347420 20-Jul-2015 00:48
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I think it would be easier to just get a phone with a card reader. A good dedicated DAP is generally going to cost more than aggressively priced phone hardware. A cheap one will usually be too oddball or make too many compromises to be satisfy both your music and app interests.

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  # 1347445 20-Jul-2015 06:48
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Yes a cheap phone might do what I want.

Samsung bought out a range called the Samsung Galaxy Player that is close to what I want (ie 60 hours of music playing on one charge) but I don't think they still sell them and the highest version of Android they used was 2.something



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  # 1347481 20-Jul-2015 09:29
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You can also put Android on an jailbroken iPod Touch.

Then there is also the Marshall London..., just put a prepaid SIM in and don't add funds to it.

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