Posts tagged as: FM Radio

Samsung and NextRadio Strike a Deal to Unlock FM Radios on Phones

Samsung will ensure that at least some of its future U.S. smartphones ship with active FM radios, says NextRadio. Sometimes Samsung and/or its carrier partners leave FM radios, which are included in nearly all phones, inert. That will change. FM radio makes it possible for hundreds of millions of people to find and listen to local […]

FCC Wants Apple to Activate iPhones’ FM Radios – New iPhones Lack FM Chips

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai last week  suggested that Apple enable the FM radio chips found inside iPhones per a report ny Reuters. The FM radios are there, but Apple has left them inert. “It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first,” said Pai. […]

T-Mobile Embracing FM Radio In Phones

T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced on Twitter that the company will “push” its phone manufacturers partners to include and enable FM radio features on T-Mobile phones. The move comes two weeks after AT&T announced a similar initiative. Most phones include some FM radio circuitry in the main chipset, but may not include all of the […]

Sprint’s NextRadio App Will Bring FM Stations to Android and Windows Phone Smartphones

Sprint has announced that it has negotiated local FM radio access for its customers with American radio stations. Using an application called NextRadio, Android and Windows Phone smartphones will be able to access local FM radio over the air rather than stream it from Sprint’s network. The NextRadio application, which acts as a tuner and […]

TI WiLink 8.0 Combo Wireless Chip Drops Power – Support NFC, ANT+, WiFi

TI kicked off the week with a new all-in-one wireless chip that could make NFC (near-field communications) much easier. The WiLink 8.0 is the first of its kind to build NFC into the chip alongside Bluetooth, FM radio, GNSS positioning, Wi-Fi, and even ANT+ for exercise and . It both shrinks the size of a […]

SanDisk’s slotRadio player to launch March 31st

The slotRadio, which was shown at this year’s CES, will be coming out this March 31st.   The player comes with a slotRadio card pre-loaded with 1,000 plus songs for only $99. The slotRadio player organizes the 1,000+ songs into specific genres, so users can easily pick the music for their mood: Country, Urban, Alternative, […]

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