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What's with FM Radio and Android?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by su30mki117, May 1, 2010.

  1. su30mki117

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    I just noticed that most of the Android phones don't come equipped with an FM radio tuner whereas even the most basic phones today have them. Is there a specific reason behind this or do the companies simply believe that FM radio has already become obsolete:rolleyes:?
     

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    Not sure which phones have it, but supposedly FM radio will be turned on (for phones that support it) with Froyo's release (2.2) (May/June)...
     
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    What are this thing which you are calling a radio?
     
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    The incredible as an FM radio, but with all the music options (Pandora for one), I would only use it if there was a natural disaster and I needed emergency information.
     
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    Probably with things like Internet radio and 3G service becoming more common, and cell phones now able to take large memory cards, its becoming a less desirable feature. To be honest, I never listen to the radio anymore. Mainly because all they play is crap on most stations, but that's a topic for another thread. Pandora is very good at picking the kind of music I like, and of course there is always my personal music on the memory card.
     
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    The Desire has FM radio.

    But like others, I don't listen to radio anymore. Only use I can see is, as the other poster said, in times of natural disaster or severe service outage.
     

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