FM radio might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update

11 December, 2012 | Comments (65) | Post your comment

Windows Phone 7.x supported FM radio from day one, but the arrival of Windows Phone 8 axed the support for that feature. As it turned out though, all the currently available WP8 smartphone have the required hardware inside and it's the software that caused this. What's missing is apparently some drivers and the actual FM app.

The latest rumor suggests the FM radio will return with the next major Windows Phone 8 update. The reason for the lack of FM radio support might be that Microsoft run out of time and decided to launch the platform without it. Rumor also has it that the notification center shared a similar fate.

The codenamed Apollo+ update is supposed to bring that notification center and FM radio support, along with drivers for Bluetooth 4.0 and hopefully add VPN support and Wi-Fi always on option.

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FM radio might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update - reader comments

  • vicky

We need fm radio on w8p

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  • 2014-05-16 06:35
  • rri0
  • Aslam Biag

I Agree with all friends, Its amust and we should have it when our hardware supports it. MS Bring Windows Phone 8 Update ASAP, Thanks

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  • 2013-01-20 12:12
  • 9G87
  • giggles1637

i upgraded and got 1 of the new window 8 phone and i completely shocked that FM radio isn't a must i listen to music all the time to and from work everyday and i always listen to the radio on the way to work now i'll just have to listen to all the b...

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  • 2013-01-17 21:55
  • mfCA