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Android music player update leaks but streaming still absent [Video]

Android music player update leaks but streaming still absent [Video]

A new version of the Android music player app has leaked ahead of official release, updating the PMP software's UI and bringing it more in line with the Android gallery app. Available from xda-developers if you're willing to try out alpha software, the new app gets refreshed iconography but lacks the media streaming functionality which Google showed off at Google I/O earlier in the year.

Video demo after the cut

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Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 Android PMP headed to CES 2011

Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 Android PMP headed to CES 2011

Samsung is readying a new PMP version of its Galaxy S family of Android smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 expected to make its debut at CES 2011 next month. The 4-inch WVGA PMP measures 9.9mm thick and uses a Super LCD display rather than Super AMOLED; it also loses the cellular connectivity, with WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS, though Samsung Hub says that does free up room for a T-DMB digital TV tuner.

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Orb TV VP-1 $99 WiFi video streamer promises Hulu support

Orb TV VP-1 $99 WiFi video streamer promises Hulu support

Orb's $69 MP-1 WiFi audio streamer was good, but we couldn't help but wish it worked with the place-shifting software's video capabilities too; it seems the company was listening, as they've just outed the Orb TV. Priced at $99, the Orb TV VP-1 looks just like its audio-only sibling, but adds a composite/component video output alongside the stereo audio output, so you can hook up your TV.

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Western Digital WD TV Live Hub packs 1TB, 1080p, streaming & more

Western Digital WD TV Live Hub packs 1TB, 1080p, streaming & more

Western Digital has outed its latest media-streaming set top box, the WD TV Live Hub, a low-profile 1TB drive with Full HD 1080p playback support and Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, Pandora and YouTube.  As you'd expect, there's a fulsome list of supported file types - including MPEG4, Xvid, MKV, H.264 and MOV - while ports include gigabit ethernet, two USB 2.0, HDMI, composite and component video, and optical audio.

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Netgear Roku XD Player official for $89.99

Netgear Roku XD Player official for $89.99

Netgear already has its own range of media players, but the company has decided to take the easy route for Netflix support and rebadge one of Roku's well-esteemed models.  The Netgear Roku XD Player is, unsurprisingly, the Roku XD with some new labels, which means you get Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand support (with select 1080p HD content), integrated WiFi b/g/n and a straightforward remote control.

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