Samsung is partnering with NextRadio to Unlock FM Chips in Smartphones

Future Samsung devices will come with an unlocked FM radio chip
Samsung set to finally unlock FM chip in upcoming devices in US, Canada
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13 January, 2018

Samsung isn't the first smartphone company to bring official FM radio support to their phones.

Months after the FCC badgered Apple to do it, Samsung is finally unlocking the FM radio chip in its next smartphone models.

Either way, it's important to remember not just the convenience of the 1933-invented FM radio broadcasting technology, but also its vital potential of conveying life-saving information in emergency situations.

This progressive venture of unlocking the FM Chip by market leaders like Samsung will allow the global users of the company to directly connect with the NextRadio app. Tune in to their favorite local stations and also enjoy optimised battery life and less data usage than streaming radio apps.

NextRadio reveals that upcoming Samsung smartphones will be equipped with unlocked chip.

Weapons and ammunition found in Hyatt Hotel room, suspect under arrest
The downtown hotel had planned a New Year's Eve celebration that expected hundreds of people to attend a 50,000 balloon drop. Senties said a trespassing charge would stem from the fact that the man refused to leave the hotel when told to do so.

Samsung has joined LG, Alcatel and Motorola, who're all already part of the initiative (via Neowin). TagStation, LLC has developed the TagStationĀ® service to provide radio stations with artist and title information and unique interactivity with listeners.

Apple has removed the FM Chip from its more recent iPhones.

Cupertino in particular came in for criticism for the lack of an FM radio in iPhone models, following a spate of natural disasters in the United States a year ago. The company will start mass production of the world's first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS), implying that the next-gen smartphones will be able to offer double the storage, of what it could previous year.

Many smartphones shipped in the United States come with an FM chip but they're disabled. Apple has declined to do so, saying that iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do not have FM radio chips.


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