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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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windowsrage Droidrage jokes anyone

at least google is open about the fact that their product is still not fully developed

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  • 2012-12-11 22:07
  • vI1s

Now a lot people will be happy, cause missing a radio on the WP8 phones was a big disaster according to them.

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  • 2012-12-11 21:42
  • 0wxc

> In reply to Observer @ 2012-12-11 16:21 from P@1G - click to readmade me lol very much :D

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  • 2012-12-11 21:24
  • dW2u

> In reply to Thomas91 @ 2012-12-11 15:58 from SHpb - click to readSymbian had gotten most of the things right. Had proper file system management. Proper transfer and networking protocols including VPN. But it was a locked down platform. It was built for a crippled platform ARMv6 and that's why it had such performance issues during the S60v5 era. The Broadcom SOC in the S^3 models took care of that part though.

However, while it was good, it was good only for its time. For example it had no native wifi tethering mechanism (JoikuSpot is a third party hack ;) ). Only Symbian signed apps could be installed on phones (The cert-key self signing people used was another hack). It also had no USB host support(Host support is different from OTG). Also codec support on most Symbian devices was terrible and the hardware decoding wasn't made available to third party players.

Android fixed all these issues. Also Android is pretty modular, you can replace/customise everything from the launcher to the messaging app to the browser. It can do pretty much anything you can want from a handheld device. Symbian was more constrained.

The only thing symbian could do better than Android was call recording. Atleast Nokia phones had a dedicated API for recording phone calls. Android uses a kernel hack for this to work (very ugly). Android doesn't really compete with symbian. It is actually symbian's successor in my opinion as far as the mobile world is concerned. In fact it is wayyy better than the "OS" M$ decided to release.

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  • 2012-12-11 20:45
  • bEKN

> In reply to Osiris @ 2012-12-11 17:45 from pr02 - click to readno its not. Only android s great to lag to confuse n to get easily affected by malwares.

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  • 2012-12-11 19:01
  • YQ86

Great news. Glad I bought a Windows Phone.

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  • 2012-12-11 18:38
  • La5r

what! no FM radio until now? this is a joke right? even the cheapest phone has FM radio!!

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  • 2012-12-11 17:52
  • 32GA

> In reply to Sukha @ 2012-12-11 15:07 from uurv - click to readNo it's not

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  • 2012-12-11 17:45
  • pr02

> In reply to wardroid @ 2012-12-11 14:21 from 0IFR - click to readWew! . .you got a new chopping board. :D

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  • 2012-12-11 16:21
  • P@1G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-11 13:28 from bEKN - click to readAnd android is doing everything symbian did years ago... Android is nothing new and not that 'great' as fanboys think it is.

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  • 2012-12-11 15:58
  • SHpb

> In reply to ShAhY @ 2012-12-11 15:23 from xv7a - click to readahahaha i guess youre right :-)

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  • 2012-12-11 15:36
  • t7E8

> In reply to Parny @ 2012-12-11 14:45 from YQJn - click to readI dont get what you are saying, Im just recommending the article from and im a fan of windows phone.

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  • 2012-12-11 15:33
  • P@1G

> In reply to donaldleonar @ 2012-12-11 14:31 from t7E8 - click to readHe is not jealous, he is afraid, afraid of the change.

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  • 2012-12-11 15:23
  • xv7a

> In reply to TheAgent @ 2012-12-11 14:46 from a3tD - click to readyes i agree, a news site where this news is dedicated to windows phone

sorry for the wrong word

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  • 2012-12-11 15:08
  • t7E8

Its the best ever mobile based OS to work on!

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  • 2012-12-11 15:07
  • uurv

> In reply to yeah @ 2012-12-11 14:41 from ScDF - click to readIn the world of technology, OSs begin by being 'dead' for a while. They slowly begin to show signs of life, as WP started doing so faster than Android :)

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  • 2012-12-11 14:53
  • a3tD

I must said Wow...

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  • 2012-12-11 14:47
  • XMFb

> In reply to donaldleonar @ 2012-12-11 14:31 from t7E8 - click to readThis is not a forum. This is a news site with an interactive comments section. He can be here making fun of WP's lack of features as I go over there and make fun of Android's mess of an OS.

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  • 2012-12-11 14:46
  • a3tD

> In reply to Customer27 @ 2012-12-11 14:17 from P@1G - click to readIt s not that if fm radio s added now WP is a amateur. So if in android they introduce native video call wat ll u say. First of all 4.2 jb s de most buggy version. You google n learn n come to WP thread...

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  • 2012-12-11 14:45
  • YQJn

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