If you own an unlocked version of the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ and have been yearning to listen to FM radio, the time is now. Samsung's latest update for these phones now makes this possible.
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After Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, many smartphone makers began activating the FM chips in their devices for emergency updates. Samsung will again continue the trend with its new phones.
With recent natural disasters affecting communications in devastated areas, many smartphone manufacturers have been activating the hidden FM radios in the handsets. Apple is still resisting the move.
In a deeply unpopular move, Norway will officially begin killing off its FM network. Critics have cited a lack of sufficiently upgraded car stereos and potential impacts to emergency broadcasts.
Almost a month ago, Insiders found that Windows 10 Mobile build 14322 removed the FM Radio app. Microsoft has now confirmed that the app isn't coming back, and suggests you use a third party solution.
Those that have installed Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14322 have noticed that it has removed the FM Radio app. There is currently no official word as to why this has occurred.
Norway will be the first country in the world to switch off FM radio in 2017 - but with just 20 months to go until the shutdown begins, 45% of Norwegian homes and 80% of cars are still not DAB-ready.
Microsoft has released details of the next update to Windows Phone 8, which will start rolling out to devices over the next few weeks, bringing FM radio, Data Sense and more to supported devices.
Sources have claimed that the next Windows Phone 8 update will bring FM radio support, while Nokia plans to introduce a 'flip-to-silence' feature, and a screen double-tap action to wake the device.
An Apple patent which has only just come to light seems to indicate that the company could change how buyers interact with radio, allowing them to skip ads or ignore them in most situations.