Confession: we’re not huge users of the Windows Phone FM Radio, a feature that was omitted when Windows Phone 8 launched last year due to the drivers needing to be re-written. Because of that, we didn’t miss it much, though like you, we always appreciate having things on our phones, even if we don’t use them.
But some of you 'FM radio fans' are certainly quite die hard about it and so when the Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 received the Amber + GDR2 update last week, the missing radio feature (which the update was supposed to bring), raised some eyebrows (and ire).
The immediate question was ‘why?’ though the response should be obvious: the hardware just doesn’t support it, for whatever reason.
That’s a tough pill to swallow when you see that the Lumia 822, a mid-range device found on Verizon, now supports FM Radio with today’s over-the-air update. A discussion on Twitter was started about this topic by some loudmouth and it lead to Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore who tossed it off to Nokia’s Kevin Shields. Shields confirmed, much to the chagrin of Verizon customers, that the Lumia 928’s hardware does not support the FM Radio feature.
While that is certainly a bummer we’re not seeing a lot of blowback on this topic from our audience. Sure, it would be nice to have it and for those who “need it”, you have a right to be troubled. But with the rest of the features the Amber and GDR2 update brings to the Lumia 928, we think it’s a minor issue at this point. What about you?
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