I could have sworn it came with one but I havent been able to find it. does anyone know if it has one and if so how to use it? I looked for other threads but havent seen it... sorry if it is a duplicate question.. oh and I am on Verizon
Last edited by TxTech25; July 30th, 2012 at 10:50 AM.
While Apple has been granted a bunch of questionable patents I don't think they have one on receiving FM radio. But i wouldn't put it past them to try and get that patent.
I know there is no way that they could have the patent on this. I had a phone with FM radio built into it by Nokia in 2002.... before Apple even made smart phones, heck I believe it was before the ipod.
I used to listen to the fm radio while jogging, and it was before phones surfed the internet.
Oh, and for those of you in the US, I know that I had access to fm radio the day I got the phone. I went to use it and it said that I must have my headphones plugged into use them as an antennae. I just don't know where I found it. I actually came on this thread hoping to find it.
Correction, I figured it out. I have slacker radio...it was installed on my old phone and when I added the new phone, it automatically installed slacker radio again. I never used it on my old phone, so I thought it was a stock app on the s3.
Last edited by osutuffy; July 30th, 2012 at 09:19 PM.
I'm in the USA and just upgraded from DroidX to Galaxy S3 - the same Verizon service, just transferred the account to the new phone. My old DroidX has the built in FM Radio that uses the headphone plugged in for the antenna. It (Radio on the old DroidX) still works fine without any internet connection and no phone service. So this is definitely not some streaming app - it is a real radio receiver. I cannot find any Radio app on my new S3.
I've heard that it can be enabled but so far haven't found the method ... is the built in radio function there just waiting to be enabled or is the function simply missing from this hardware?
Well of course there's nothing to stop you getting the International version the downside being it is more expensive. Supposedly Samsung are going to announce the SIV in February so it might be worth someone asking them "specifically will the US version have FM radio?".
I was actually pretty disappointed when I brought my phone home and noticed there was no FM radio. That was actually a big selling point for me while I was researching phones and watching Youtube clips. I really wish they'd just make them all the same so I know exactly what I'm getting.
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