If you went ahead and picked up the Samsung Galaxy S 4G today, you’ll be happy to know that you can buy content from the Media Hub without having to enter any credit card information. That’s right, the Media Hub will support carrier billing with T-Mobile.
That’s actually a pretty big deal, as making it easy to buy things is a major reason why the iOS products sell more apps and content than Android ones. I know it’s anecdotal, but I tend to buy more apps on my iPod touch or iPad than Android phone or tablets just because it’s a breeze to toss in your iTunes password and have the app download in seconds.
If you’re not familiar, the Samsung Media Hub is that company’s counter to the iTunes media store. You’ll be able to purchase TV shows, movies and more from the likes of CBS, Fox, MTV, NBC and others. You’ll also be able to share your Samsung Media Hub content across Galaxy devices – your episode of Fringe will work on the Galaxy S 4G and your Galaxy Tab.
T-Mobile is pitching the Galaxy S 4G as a media device too, as it rocks the 4-inch Super AMOLED display that we expect from this type of device. The handset will come preloaded with the movie Inception to prove that it has multimedia chops.
Will this carrier billing be enough to help the Samsung Media Hub make a dent in the multimedia content space? It’s a good start, as the company makes a ton of devices (TVs, smartphones, tablets) and it makes a lot of sense to have its own way to sell content.
Any of you out there itching to get a Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile? Does the Media Hub carrier billing help sway you in that decision?