Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pinkybrain, Dec 13, 2012.
I thought the S2 had an FM Radio Tuner but I can find it under my apps. Can anyone help?
No, it doesn't have one. I'm not sure if any of the US carrier GS2's have it but I know Tmo doesn't.
The chip was deleted for the SGS2 on all of the US carriers. I suspect the reason was to make room for the NFC chip, which is absent on the SGS2 sold outside of North America. But that's just a WAG.
I thought the NFC chip was in the battery. (Edit) I guess the battery is used as the NFC chip antenna: http://www.nfc.cc/2011/11/01/inside-the-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-nfc/
"Tune-in" is a pretty good fm tuner app you can download from the play store.
The iHeartRadio app or a local radio station's app may suffice.
I think the only reason for wanting the actual fm over any playstore app is the data usage the streaming music would have.
Depends on your plan I guess.
+1 to that
I've got the pro version, definitely no complaints from me :thumbup:
I have the basic version of TuneIn Radio, and it's pretty good. I even figured out how to arrange the order of my favorites.
But there is one place where TuneIn Radio and any other streaming app will fail compared to a real over the air radio broadcast: Cutting out. TuneIn Radio buffers the stream, but only for a max of 30 seconds. And that means that for the first 15-20 seconds after you connect you will hear nothing. With an over-the-air FM broadcast I can listen immediately and the sound never cuts out.
Sometimes older technology is better.