Monday, 22 January, 2018

Samsung's Upcoming Handsets Will Feature Unlocked FM Chips

Future Samsung devices will come with an unlocked FM radio chip Samsung set to finally unlock FM chip in upcoming devices in US, Canada
Velma Reese | 12 January, 2018, 20:03

Natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Houston and the Florida coast, have increased pressure on phone manufacturers to unlock the FM Chip in smartphones as a matter of public safety.

Most modern smartphones have chipsets that have an FM chip. Contrary to common opinion, FM Radio isn't only for grooving to music but also comes handy in emergency situations because it has greater resilience and coverage of range as compared to a cellular signal. So unlocking FM chips in news flagship devices is very important keeping in view such aspects of life. With partial funding from NAB Labs, TagStation also developed the NextRadio® hybrid radio apps which use TagStation® cloud services to provide a rich radio listening experience on smartphones, tablets and connected cars by combining the devices' built-in tuner and the internet.

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma caused some bad destruction.

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The company hopes that the FM Chip will provide life-saving information from local radio stations. But, as of the fall of 2016, less than half of them had been activated.

Samsung isn't the first smartphone company to bring official FM radio support to their phones. Most phones can't use them, but it looks like that's changing. Quite a number of consumers have shifted to Bluetooth headphones, but they won't work and would remain dysfunctional unless Samsung starts enabling the essential internal FM antenna.

Following in LG, Motorola and Alcatel's footsteps, the world's largest mobile device vendor wants to support NextRadio's initiative by unlocking the FM chip in "upcoming smartphone models in the US and Canada".

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