FM tuner

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by misterrunon, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. misterrunon

    misterrunon Well-Known Member
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    based on a search from the internet, the international version (samsung galaxy s) has a built-in fm tuner.. does anyone think the vibrant iteration has the chip but has it disabled?
     

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  2. azrhei

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    Google is your friend! :D
     
  3. SamsungVibrant

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    I am not certain, but I think I read that the Vibrant has the hardware for the FM tuner, but is missing the appropriate drivers.
     
  4. rocketragz

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    Another day in paradise
    just check out tunein radio app.
     
  5. howetechnical

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    This would be cool for XDA to get up and running, assuming they're right that the hardware is there. I'd love to be able to listen to the audio for sportscenter while at the gym (you know how they have TV's set up, and to listen you tune in to a station). I was actually thinking of setting up a cheap, small PC somewhere and just plugging it in that receives the FM signal and puts it out over wifi so no internet connection is needed, then I could stream it or whatever. Not gonna happen though, I'm sure :)
     
  6. PlowRox

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    here you go...

    [THINKTANK] FM Radio from I9000 - Page 22 - xda-developers

    seems at least as far as this date and time "literally" goes...

    no fm radio

    yes i posted the last page of the link...it don't get any better from the beginning links...

    scrolling back will not make you any happier!


    I too want this to be real... I hate pod casts


    sorry I cant say enjoy this time :(
     
  7. Big Dog KMc

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    I was just checking it out as well.

    Radiotime.com is the maker of tunein

    TuneIn Radio ~ Android Application v1.3 By RadioTime Inc | Multimedia

    looks really good so far. One can listen to just about any radio station in any state. Even the am and hd channels as well.

    Will keep playing with it.

    There is also their paid version

    RadioTime ~ Android Application v2.4 By RadioTime, Inc. | Multimedia

    also check out the web version
    Radiotime.com
     
  8. wildblue

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    Installed Tunein.

    +1 :)

    Thanks.
     
  9. Big Dog KMc

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    Shame I did not check it out sooner. Maybe I could have listened to my new york baseball games.

    sense moving to san diego I miss the mets and yankees games..
     
  10. azrhei

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    The one situation where having an actual FM tuner would be better than streaming radio is in an emergency situation where potentially the cell networks are down or compromised - the exact situation where you would NEED radio. So while not having a tuner chip might not matter to the average day-to-day, I'd still call it a fail from the perspective that it wouldn't have taken anything special to add it in there, and it would mean the world in that rare emergency.
     
  11. howetechnical

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    Dang right you do! This is Padres land, comrade. Padres and Chargers. We may not pull through in the end...ever...but we're die hard fans. Get your sissy New York love 'out my city! :D
     
  12. Big Dog KMc

    Big Dog KMc Well-Known Member
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    True.
     
  13. Big Dog KMc

    Big Dog KMc Well-Known Member
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  14. arken1

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    Have you found an app that will do this yet, Justin? I, too, would like to hear the sound at the gym. 24 hour fitness says they got notice that such an app is available now for the iPhone, but no word on one for the droid. The subtitles on most of the TV stations seem to be done by people used to misspelling while texting -- very difficult to follow.:eek:
     

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