Samsung To Unlock FM Chips and Partners With NextRadio

Samsung To Unlock FM Chips and Partners With NextRadio

The company has announced that users will be able to access local FM radio through apps such as NextRadio that connects smartphones to nearby radio stations. Meanwhile, emergency information came via FM radio signals - which, in many cases, the victims couldn't access, because their chips were locked.

This step will enable Samsung users to connect directly with the NextRadio app and listen to their favorite local stations. The same company has now teamed up with Samsung which means that the Korean giant's upcoming smartphones in the USA will have their FM chip enabled.

Samsung now joins other manufacturers like LG, Alcatel, and Motorola who have agreed to take this step.

Future Samsung devices will come with an unlocked FM radio chip
Future Samsung phones will have working FM radio chips in the US and Canada

NextRadio was developed by TagStation, which uses its cloud services to provide radio connectivity to FM-enabled devices through a device's built-in tuner and the internet. It will drain less of your battery than streaming radio apps and you won't need cellular coverage to listen to the radio, so that's quite an intelligent move from Samsung. Founded in 2013, TagStation, LLC is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, IL.

Many smartphones in the world are manufactured with hardware capable of receiving free FM radio signals.

Among sensors, biometric scanners and motion cameras, FM receiver is also present which we have forgot from years now as most phones can't use them. Samsung will continue its support for NextRadio by enabling the FM chip in latest smartphone models in the US and Canada. Meanwhile, Apple has confirmed that iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do not have the FM chip and as such, does not have the capability but did say that the other models were equipped with safety features.

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