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  1. jmshub's Avatar
    I for one listens to FM radio almost every day during my train ride to work. Along the way the reception can be quite bad, but the mobile network signal is far worse so network radio is not an option for me. I know many BT-headsets have built in radio receiver so if/when I get the lumia 920 I guess I have to buy one of these also.

    Sent from my LT26i using Tapatalk 2.
    Have you considered podcasts and offline stored music, like Zune pass or Slacker Radio to fulfill your needs when your data connection is spotty?
    10-09-2012 05:54 PM
  2. Blackwood504's Avatar
    Just my 2 cents but from most of the videos I have seen none of them have "radio" in the "music+video" app. I'll post a screen shot of it if I can find one of the videos.
    10-09-2012 06:09 PM
  3. Blackwood504's Avatar
    This is from the Samsung Ativ S...but why would they be the only phone to not have it? I'm guessing if the Ativ doesn't have it then the other phone won't have it as well.

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    10-09-2012 06:26 PM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    Ok, I gotcha! :)

    I wonder if anyone misses IR ports.
    IR ports? LOL! Now you are going way back. I an AT&T Siemens phone in like 1994 that had an IR port. You're going way back. :D
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-09-2012 06:37 PM
  5. Blackwood504's Avatar
    For those who want to see this on the lumia 920...here you go. I took this clip from when a rep accidentally pressed music. It went right to history but you can clearly see "Music, Video, Podcast, Store" NO RADIO. All of this could change I guess but right now there seems to be no FM Radio in WP8. Scoop???

    10-09-2012 07:11 PM
  6. Xaphoon148's Avatar
    Was hoping it would come with fm radio since I'm using it 5-7 hours a day on
    my htc Radar. We actually got fm stations worth listening to.
    Anyway, a yellow L920 is my next...
    But in addition, a Bluetooth device with fm receiver it is then...
    10-10-2012 04:33 AM
  7. SnailUK's Avatar
    For those who want to see this on the lumia 920...here you go. I took this clip from when a rep accidentally pressed music. It went right to history but you can clearly see "Music, Video, Podcast, Store" NO RADIO. All of this could change I guess but right now there seems to be no FM Radio in WP8. Scoop???

    Click to view quoted image
    To be fair, there are no headphones plugged in. Maybe the option only pops up if there are headphones present (as they are required to use as an aerial)
    10-10-2012 05:10 AM
  8. Coreldan's Avatar
    I'm not overly familiar with the WP7 either, but is that where WP7 has radio listed?

    Well, I come from Symbian, so I guess I'm used to non-user friendly menus, but that's not where I'd even expect to find an FM radio tbh.
    10-10-2012 05:50 AM
  9. thzman's Avatar
    Have you considered podcasts and offline stored music, like Zune pass or Slacker Radio to fulfill your needs when your data connection is spotty?
    Yep, I have downloaded some podcasts at times but not generally. Slacker Radio is not available in Sweden there I live, but thanks for the suggestion. :)
    Also I'm mostly interested in the morning shows at different radio stations. I don't have a WP yet. I'm still on Android but I'm going to switch by the beginning of next year. I'll probably go for the 920. :)

    Sent from my LT26i using Tapatalk 2.
    10-10-2012 07:16 AM
  10. gsquared's Avatar
    Silly people. This is a board troll post...

    How many people here have actually ever used the phone based FM radio? I know I've never used it.
    10-10-2012 09:24 AM
  11. Blackwood504's Avatar
    To be fair, there are no headphones plugged in. Maybe the option only pops up if there are headphones present (as they are required to use as an aerial)
    You are right...maybe it shows up when you plug in headphones.
    10-10-2012 11:05 AM
  12. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Silly people. This is a board troll post...

    How many people here have actually ever used the phone based FM radio? I know I've never used it.
    I need a way to get tuned in to local stations in case of problems. I haven't used it yet but I want the option there in case crap hits the fan. Imagine I have no data signal or WiFi for internet radio and I get stranded. I need a way to hear advice and help.
    10-10-2012 11:19 AM
  13. SoloXCRacer's Avatar
    You know, after reading this thread, I just realized that my Lumia 900 has a radio. I never listen to the radio though, so not a big deal for me. But it's cool having it I guess.

    10-10-2012 11:49 AM
  14. TenTwelve's Avatar
    Man! There are a lot of NE Ohio folks on this forum. :)
    10-10-2012 12:32 PM
  15. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I use the FM radio a lot... Not as Much as I would like but, I do use it... I do hope it's in the final release of WP8, I would be disapointed if it didn't come with it.

    It's handy for Sports fans, as I use it for a lot of sports talk radio when I am outside doing things, from cutting the grass to riding a bike...
    10-10-2012 01:19 PM
  16. inteller's Avatar
    TuneIn radio and iheartradio can both play local stations live. Spare me the bit about needing data, it works. FM tuners have always been full of lame...i've never seen a good implementation...Zune devices did the best job but even that was bizarre.
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    10-10-2012 01:38 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    TuneIn radio and iheartradio can both play local stations live. Spare me the bit about needing data, it works. FM tuners have always been full of lame...i've never seen a good implementation...Zune devices did the best job but even that was bizarre.

    I have no idea about Zune devices. Nobody I knew had one. I had a Sandisk MP3 player, but everybody else had iPods.
    10-10-2012 01:44 PM
  18. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Three reasons why WP8 should keep radio (it is too late one way or the other but so people here stop ****ting on others opinions)

    Emergencies - In San Diego a year ago the whole city's power went out. No cell phones, no internet, nothing. Fires, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, etc. anywhere else...

    At the gym- most tvs at the gym play off a radio station so you can move around and still watch/listen.

    Not fully developed world - radio reaches further than any wifi and cell signal.
    10-10-2012 01:49 PM
  19. socialcarpet's Avatar
    I use the FM radio a lot... Not as Much as I would like but, I do use it... I do hope it's in the final release of WP8, I would be disapointed if it didn't come with it.

    It's handy for Sports fans, as I use it for a lot of sports talk radio when I am outside doing things, from cutting the grass to riding a bike...
    Analog FM radio on the cell phone requires hardware as well as software I believe.

    If the hardware isn't included, software won't help that.

    Luckily, as has been said, you can stream anything you want from the Internet, free of static and without needing your headphones plugged in as an antenna.

    I don't see a lot of manufacturers including FM radio hardware on smartphones moving forward. Some inexpensive feature phones and cheaper smartphones in developing countries will probably still have them for a while though.
    10-10-2012 01:50 PM
  20. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    TuneIn radio and iheartradio can both play local stations live. Spare me the bit about needing data, it works. FM tuners have always been full of lame...i've never seen a good implementation...Zune devices did the best job but even that was bizarre.
    Leyburn, I almost got stranded there... because it's in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales, no signal on Three there, although I roam onto Orange, but no data allowed. TuneIn and iHeartRadio are both out of the equation as a result. Meaning my only option would be FM radio.
    10-10-2012 02:00 PM
  21. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Analog FM radio on the cell phone requires hardware as well as software I believe.

    If the hardware isn't included, software won't help that.

    Luckily, as has been said, you can stream anything you want from the Internet, free of static and without needing your headphones plugged in as an antenna.

    I don't see a lot of manufacturers including FM radio hardware on smartphones moving forward. Some inexpensive feature phones and cheaper smartphones in developing countries will probably still have them for a while though.
    No, not everything is streamed on line....Like sports...unless you want to pay for a package that will stream it.

    Local major sports, for example, the Boston Red Sox games are brodcased on WEEI (a station I listen to every day) but, when games are playing they a not allowed because of MLB to broadcast them over the internet. With a radio, I can listen to them, without paying for a MLB package (something like $40 per season)

    I thought a FM radio was a standard in WP7 and 8....maybe I am wrong tho...maybe they are not showing up because of beta software. It WAS a standard of Windows Phone 7 though...
    10-10-2012 02:05 PM
  22. sinime's Avatar
    They need to add an AM tuner.



    Seriously though, I hope it's just a matter of it being disabled without head phones, but it's not a deal breaker for me. I have only used the FM tuner a handful of times between my Zune and WP7.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    10-10-2012 02:25 PM
  23. muvig's Avatar
    Nokia developers page are for you if you want 100% right specs. It's specification list made by Nokia for developers for each device. SoC might have FM transceiver but it's not on the specification list.

    Device Details -- Nokia Lumia 920

    I doubt there will be FM radio. FM radio support on smartphone is dying. Nokia has actually kept it going on Symbian phones but masses don't seem to want it.

    It is possible that like on N9 either 3rd party or/and Nokia made software for FM radio, but again somehow i doubt this scenario to happen on Windows Phone platform compared to the open MeeGo on N9.



    Does any of the other Windows Phone 8 devices have FM radio? if non of them have it then it's quite clear there wont be one on Lumia 920 as they are all more or less identical on the SoC level., same OS.
    What masses are you referring to? those who really use it do not go on these forums but only chose handsets with features they use. i know this becoz thats whats i would do. here in Africa Fm radio is a must on a phone, becoz we listen a lot to our local radio stations. internet bandwidth is very expensive (our 1US/10MB)
    don't assume things basing on one or two countries as this may misleads you. the reason why it is being talked about is that users needs it. why not just enable it since the hardware is there. :mad:
    10-12-2012 10:37 AM
  24. algs26's Avatar
    Just checked. Even with no headphones, radio still shows up in the choices. Even with Zune pass (or whatever they're naming it these days) and Nokia music, it's still useful for the gym, etc.
    Last edited by algs26; 10-13-2012 at 09:27 PM. Reason: added stuff
    10-13-2012 09:26 PM
  25. palandri's Avatar
    Just checked. Even with no headphones, radio still shows up in the choices. Even with Zune pass (or whatever they're naming it these days) and Nokia music, it's still useful for the gym, etc.
    What is the device on the left?
    10-13-2012 09:45 PM
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