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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pinkybrain, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. pinkybrain

    pinkybrain Well-Known Member
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    I thought the S2 had an FM Radio Tuner but I can find it under my apps. Can anyone help?
     

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  2. Atma

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    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.
     
  3. John Jason

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    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.
     
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  5. sleedeane

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    "Tune-in" is a pretty good fm tuner app you can download from the play store.
     
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  6. OrlandoFL

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    The iHeartRadio app or a local radio station's app may suffice.
     
  7. new optimus

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    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.
     
  8. DragonSlayer95

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    +1 to that

    I've got the pro version, definitely no complaints from me :thumbup:
     
  9. John Jason

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    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.
     

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