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FM radio might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update

11 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
FM radio  might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update - read the full textWindows 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...


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We need fm radio on w8p

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  • 2014-05-16 06:35
  • rri0

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

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 boring old music i have on my phone that's a shame its about the only time of day i get to listen to whats happening in the world now i can't do that what a disappointment for me hurry up Microsoft and bring out a radio app sooner rather then later coz at this rate i will have to go back to my old phone just coz it has radio on it would b a shame coz i really love the new windows 8 phone

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  • 2013-01-17 21:55
  • mfCA

Microsoft killed the radio star!!!

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  • 2013-01-06 19:55
  • JEaC

MS did a bad job! FM radio is a must have feature. You don't want to bring a mobile phone and a small FM radio while jogging, right ? I won't consider this unless MS bring FM radio back.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:44
  • HmHc


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  • 2012-12-12 17:36
  • 3sEj

No FM? What a joke :()

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  • 2012-12-12 07:27
  • PGsY

good news, but I prefer FM Transmitter like old nokia phone had..

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  • 2012-12-12 07:03
  • XMiv

Windows Phone 8 is already the fastest OS and most stable OS out there. Add some more features and it will be crazy good OS.

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  • 2012-12-12 06:49
  • kg3U

the advance maemo and android have its that u dont to wait or hope microsoft releases a update

someone in shadows always releases the app u need, look how n9 turned awesome, it didnt have fm radio software and someone made it

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  • 2012-12-12 05:56
  • PvYx

> In reply to Mr Anonymous @ 2012-12-12 00:21 from n50n - click to readWhy? Is it a bad idea? I used the radio all the time. Not everyone has the money to spend on crazy data plans, or wants to fill their phone with music. I used Radio on my HTC HD7, but have been missing it with my Lumia 920. Its not bad to have options.

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  • 2012-12-12 04:20
  • jNny

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-11 20:45 from bEKN - click to readMaybe we can compare Symbian with Assembler, the day when memory and cpu were rare and expensive. The programmer must carefully calculate every byte of memory they use. They don't have time and resources to develop fancy display. But now you can see that memory and cpu are much faster, better and cheaper, so the programmer can focus to the application they develop and make a fancy display. Well, next generation always better then their ancestors.

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  • 2012-12-12 03:07
  • 613n

> In reply to Droided @ 2012-12-12 02:23 from uBSg - click to readWew. . .there you go again droided. .hahahaha. .Androids really need those specs to run smooth, you know that. . Wp8 just need 2 cores to run smooth, it maybe lucky enough to have 4 next year. But Wp8 users knows that it would be a speedfreak. . :D

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  • 2012-12-12 03:02
  • P@1G

what an inovation! im going from the greatest open-source os to wp!!! lol

ms make wp open-source and u gonna triple your market share! 2%*3=6 xD thats still something right? lol

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  • 2012-12-12 03:01
  • 3ITb

What? MS doesn't have enough time to develop application for Radio?. I just don't understand how a giant corporation like MS be short of resources to develop a simple application like that. There must be something serious with this company.

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  • 2012-12-12 02:51
  • 613n

> In reply to hkvet @ 2012-12-11 17:52 from 32GA - click to readyeah fm radio of cheap phones but even iphone has no fm radio. and leave that overpriced phone the lack of that feature. good job windows.

do not be a hater of android because android is a successor of java platform and because its an open source you can make your own tweak and tricks to make even your froyo os android phone better

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  • 2012-12-12 02:29
  • t7Xh

> In reply to jbpianist28 @ 2012-12-12 00:18 from 2CEQ - click to readTerga 4 is comingsoon.
ZTE and Samsung with have 8 core CPU, 2GB of ram.
With android 5 be so smooth.

WP is the laggy os not android now

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  • 2012-12-12 02:23
  • uBSg

I use xperia. I've seen nokia's windows phone, its actually good. I dont see why people are bashing the phone. maybe they just wanna troll or they have not seen it yet. Andoid is the best, but there is also good in windows phone. It depends on the user.

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  • 2012-12-12 01:41
  • vxrD

Wait? Phones have radios built in them? Who thought this would be a smart idea?

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  • 2012-12-12 00:21
  • n50n

> In reply to Thomas91 @ 2012-12-11 15:58 from SHpb - click to readandroid is a heap of junk, the most sluggish os ive ever used, and so buggy

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  • 2012-12-12 00:18
  • 2CEQ

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