I am surprised radio is still alive
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2018MeFeels bad forbyou when you can pirate 24 bit files 4 free
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2018Cellphones in the US have emergency alert system, includes presidential alerts (always on), e... moreThat FCC Ijiot Pai:
Samarth N8 808 user, 29 Mar 2018Guys, the snapdragon version is getting FM, because it has the hardware. Fair enough. But s... moreNo, it's the legislation in the US that forces that now. They passed a bill about that not long ago. Because before, they didn't enable FM radio because of carriers forcing Samsung's hand to disable it, just like they forced them to remove the Mobile Data Quick Settings tile.
abigfanoftechs, 29 Mar 2018FM is crucial for emergency/war time ...
I believe some countries mandate this. I believe the... moreCellphones in the US have emergency alert system, includes presidential alerts (always on), extreme alerts (on or off), severe alerts (on or off), Amber alerts (on or off) and test alerts.
Without FM radio I still received alert.
The most common emergency alerts is Amber Alerts. Some people prefer to turn off Amber alert.
AnonD-675500, 29 Mar 2018FM radio..nowadays we have plenty of music streaming appsWhich suck a lot more battery power. FM is barely a trickle.
AnonD-625621, 29 Mar 2018How many ppl use fm on their phone? Most ppl listen it in car with car radio..... no need in a... moreThe FM radio on my original HTC One was enabled, and it was great. If I was out jogging and the battery got low,I would switch from streaming to FM and not finish my route in silence.
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2018FM should have died years agoFM is crucial for emergency/war time ...
I believe some countries mandate this. I believe the US will mandate it soon ...
Why no cellphone with "HD RADIO" ? Most car has already have it.
The sound of music so much better than just FM radio.
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2018Go buy a 3 dollar radio thenOk, I might be going out on a limb here.... thinking outside the box and all that .... BUT why not just activate the FM Chip thats already in the Snapdragon and save the hassle of carrying a radio as well as phone.
Is this just as good or even a better suggestion than yours? I dunno. ..
I always listen to FM Radio with my phone when I go mountain biking and hiking. Also sometimes when I'm just walking on the street.
AnonD-675500, 29 Mar 2018FM radio..nowadays we have plenty of music streaming appsFM Radio is much better than online streaming services, because the FM Radio doesn't need internet connection. It works independently of any mobile operator or wifi availability. It's better because it has less battery usage and you don't have to pay for internet or streaming services (in other words it's free). It's also useful in emergency / disaster situation, when the internet and mobile network is overloaded and down.
FM should have died years ago
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2018MeGo buy a 3 dollar radio then
AnonD-675500, 29 Mar 2018FM radio..nowadays we have plenty of music streaming appsWhy use precious data tho?
AnonD-675500, 29 Mar 2018FM radio..nowadays we have plenty of music streaming appsBy saying 'we' you seem to imply that everyone has the ability to be able to stream at all times. That everyone is stocked up with plenty of data allowance as if it's always on tap. ... yeah, we're alright Jack..
Sorry to break it to you but that is not always the case E.g People run out of data or have no data, they could be in a data blackspot, a particular station may not even be available to stream etc...
Guys, the snapdragon version is getting FM, because it has the hardware. Fair enough.
But shouldn't this mean that Exynos version should get 4K@120fps and 1080p@480fps video recording, because the Exynos hardware supports it....?
Wouldn't that be fair?
YoloBS, 29 Mar 2018FM Radio is the most basic thing.Every phone must have this.FM radio..nowadays we have plenty of music streaming apps
How many ppl use fm on their phone? Most ppl listen it in car with car radio..... no need in a smartphone i suppose