Cowon S9 2.10b Adds Widgets and Lots of Other Updates

s9 widgets Cowon S9 2.10b Adds Widgets and Lots of Other Updates

Cowon just rolled out a beta of a fairly substantial firmware update to the S9. A list of the added and improved functions can be found here along with a download link. The important updates to note are the additions of widgets and the pitch correction on the video playback. These are noteworthy since these are some features the Samsung P3 already has.

I have been carrying both the Cowon S9 and the Samsung P3 for the last few months and they are both worthy opponents on features and on quality. Though personally I found that I use the P3 more than the S9 mainly due to the UI; the P3 is much more organized and intuitive. Though, with the addition of the widgets on the S9 has made the home screen even more cumbersome, just from the few hours I have been using it. The problem is the S9’s widget screen is a toggle, widgets or icons, where as the P3 mashes both icons and widgets on multiple “desktops” you can flip though. But I digress, once both firmware’s become more stable look for a P3 vs S9 throwdown.




6 Comments

Vettexl on March 11, 2009 10:58 PM

You own a Samsung P3 and a Cowon S9.Are both devices avaliable in North America already?Thanks, Vettexl

MD on March 12, 2009 4:59 AM

Yay!Keep up the good work, Cowon, and release the same with a 32Gb nand flash!

Osasu on March 12, 2009 6:04 PM

OMG!!! COWON IS COPYING SAMSUNG!!!! And SSOOO many people said that Cowon was better. lol

KiNGPiN on March 12, 2009 6:40 PM

Samsung might bring out good players in spurts..but Cowon is definitely more consistent over a longer period of time.

Calv45 on March 12, 2009 9:30 PM

Just upgraded to beta and love it.Definitely more responsive when scrolling or flicking through menus or pictures.It feels like a new device.Like the widgets,they give it a very personal feel.Upgrade now!

Stoil on March 23, 2009 2:22 AM

I think it is obvious that COWON is copying Sammy

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