The Windows 10 operating system for smartphones no longer has a built-in FM radio app, which was previously standard in the smartphone version of Windows. The installation of an FM radio in a Windows smartphone for some time is no longer required.
It is striking that more and more smartphone manufacturers choose the FM radio to drop in new smartphones. As more and more smartphone users have bigger data bundles and can make use of 4G networks, the ‘necessity’ of an FM radio becoming ever smaller. After all, people who want to listen to the radio can now stream radio over their 4G mobile Internet. However, Microsoft hasn’t talked about any reasons yet.
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Manufacturers of Windows smartphones will be equipped with an FM radio now to develop an app to control the FM radio. Users who put the latest version of Windows on their smartphones will miss the official FM radio app. These users have to rely on the ‘3rd party’ FM radio apps from the Windows Store.
Older Windows smartphones still keep the FM radio app and third-party apps which use FM radio or apps like iHeartRadio and Pandora will continue to function on Windows 10 Mobile.
FM-Radio Still Be of Value
Removing the FM radio from smartphones is not normally a major problem given the option of streaming radio. Only during disasters and calamities can it be a problem if a smartphone does not have an FM radio. Under such circumstances it may happen that the mobile networks go flat and streaming radio does not work. Smartphones with an FM radio allow the users to still have an opportunity to be informed at least on the radio.