Google has developed a pretty slick looking video editor for Android 3.0 Honeycomb called Movie Studio. It’s expected to ship with the Motorola XOOM and other upcoming Honeycomb tablets. But that’s not much help if you’re looking for a way to edit videos on your smartphone running Android 2.x. Fortunately, it looks like Samsung has a new video editor which helps fill that niche.

Samsung’s new Video Editor is designed to run on Samsung phones running Android 2.2 and up. It doesn’t appear to work on any non-Samsung phones at the moment, but it’s only been tested on a few different models so far.

Aatif Sumar at zomgitscj has posted a detailed overview of the editor. It looks like the app runs in full screen mode to take advantage of all the space available on a small screen device. You can use the app to add a theme, add multiple video clips or pictures, choose a soundtrack, add transitions, or trim video clips. There are also a few video effects available and you can export the movie in a handful of different resolutions including HD, VGA, or QVGA.

You can find a download link at the xda-developers forum, but I suspect it won’t do you much good unless you have a Samsung phone.

If you’re looking for a simple editor that should work with most phones running Android 2.1 and up, you might want to check out VidTrim. It doesn’t let you join clips, add transitions, or export videos in different resolutions. But it will let you trim the ends off of a long video clip.

via Android Police

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