"Samsung should be lauded for taking this important step", NextRadio President Paul Brenner said in a press release. This means that most smartphones - given the right app and access to said chip - have the capability to receive free FM radio signals. 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. Meanwhile, emergency information came via FM radio signals - which, in many cases, the victims couldn't access, because their chips were locked. FM stations can give people critical information even if a storm wipes out the local Internet infrastructure.
Following the situation in Puerto Rico, regulators and companies like Tagstation, among others, called on major tech companies to unlock their FM chips.
Google quietly purchased a United Kingdom sound tech startup
It reported that Redux is able to turn screens into a speakers by vibrating the screen itself using small actuators. Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) acquired a United Kingdom speaker tech startup late a year ago for undisclosed terms.
London could finally host National Football League game featuring winning teams in 2018 matchups
NFL UK will announce ticketing details on January 18, and fans can also sign up for more information at chargers.com/london. The Chargers will be heading to London to "host" the Tennessee Titans at Wembley Stadium on either October 21 or 28.
SpaceX Says Its Rocket Performed As Planned Amid Lost Satellite Rumors
Subsequently, no one got to see the separation of the nose cone, or watch the satellite embedded within being deployed into orbit. According to the LA Times a spokesperson for Grumman declined to provide an explanation and said, "This is a classified mission".
Cupertino in particular came in for criticism for the lack of an FM radio in iPhone models, following a spate of natural disasters in the U.S. previous year.
Samsung joins LG, Motorola, and Alcatel (a French brand used under license by TCL) in activating their phones' FM chips. The company will start mass production of the world's first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS), implying that the next-gen smartphones will be able to offer double the storage, of what it could past year.
The FCC previously asked Apple to unlock the radio chip in their smartphones, although Apple revealed that iPhones from the iPhone 7 onward do not actually have the hardware installed.