Best Android alternatives to iPod Touch

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 CNET rating: 3 stars

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

CNET rating: 3 stars out of 5 (Good)

The good: The Galaxy Player 5 offers most of the capabilities of Samsung's popular Android smartphones on a large, 5-inch screen.

The bad: Either a 7-inch tablet or an on-contract Android smartphone would be more useful and potentially less expensive. Parents should know there are no safeguards included to restrict access to age-inappropriate content.

The cost: $239.00 to $255.00

The bottom line: Samsung delivers Android's answer to the iPod Touch at a time when you can spend less for Android's answer to the iPad.

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Portable media players like the iPod Touch will eventually die out, but there's still plenty of interest in the category, and money to be made by chasing after people who don't feel the iPod fits their needs.

If you're one of those people, we've got four Android-based portable media players that take aim directly against the Apple iPod Touch. Many promise bigger screens, GPS, and all of the geeky conveniences that Android is known for. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission

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