New Samsung Galaxy S Hoppin Doubles as Set Top Box

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South Koreans will soon have a new Galaxy S device to buy from Samsung: the “Hoppin”. This device is much like the Galaxy S we already know: it has a 4″ Super AMOLED WVGA display, it runs Android, has a Hummingbird CPU with 512MB of RAM, and so on. The story with the Hoppin is that work as a TV set top box. Don’t get too excited, though, because really what we have is a phone that features TV-out capability plus an application that lets you rent movies and other multimedia content (similar to the functionality you get through Samsung Hub on Galaxy S devices in the US). The interesting part comes when you connect the Hoppin to a television: you get a custom made-for-TV interface that makes it easy to browse through your phone’s content.

Via: KoreaHerald, AndroidOS.in

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Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.