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FM receiver to be activated on the Nokia Lumia 520

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FM receiver to be activated on the Nokia Lumia 520
Back in March, we told you all about the GDR2 update for Windows Phone that will enable FM Radio on certain Nokia Lumia models. A Nokia insider previously mentioned that the feature would appear following the update, on the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820. But an online chat with a representative on Nokia Care Chat confirmed that the low-end Nokia Lumia 520 will have support for the FM Radio after the new software version is installed.

While the online rep didn't mention any other model but the Nokia Lumia 520, it would seem strange to have such a feature not be made available in higher priced handsets, especially in light of the March report. Qualcomm chips used on the phones all have FM Radio functionality, but must be hooked up to an antenna. Considering that Nokia has apparently done this with at least one of its cheaper models, there is no reason to believe that they would not have done this with its more expensive units.

Over 2100 of our loyal readers recently responded to a poll on whether or not they use their smartphone to listen to FM Radio. Over 51% responded that they do not use their handset as an FM receiver. While 47.93% do listen to FM on their phone, 23.59% responded that they do not use their smartphone to listen to FM. Another 28.48% don't listen to FM over the phone, but would like to keep the feature on the phone just in case they want to use it in the future.

source: MyNewMachine via WMPoweruser

FM Radio is coming to the Nokia Lumia 520

FM Radio is coming to the Nokia Lumia 520


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posted on 05 May 2013, 16:21 11

1. zivan (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Good to hear that ..but my desire is to have FM transmitter in every lumia like my old n8 ....thanks Nokia still connecting people......

posted on 05 May 2013, 21:31 10

3. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


still using FM trnsmitter on my N8...... thankx nokia

posted on 05 May 2013, 18:10 5

2. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


They kinda pioneered the fm radio onto phones with the Nokia 8310 so it's ironic to see it being neglected, good to see they haven't forgotten such a useful feature imo.

posted on 05 May 2013, 23:51 4

4. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Nokia didn't neglect it. Its just that the WP8 platform, for now, doesn't recognize the FM hardware in the device. Thats why this update is being rolled out to all WP8 devices, including HTC, Samsung and Huawei. So guess they will all support it.

posted on 25 May 2013, 07:26

5. mr1kalbo (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


i have now my lumia 520 with serial no. 355910057675890..pls. activate now the dormant radio receiver. i can't use the local fm radio when i am not connected to internet.. thks

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 13:38

6. ohauta (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


any information, when and where the FM receiver can be activated or updated into my Lumia 520? Any link to Microsoft of Nokia marketplace?
Otherwise a good phone but as internet connection seems to be unstable for us, the "traditional" FM radio is a must for us.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 01:48

7. ohauta (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


~ Any link to Microsoft OR Nokia marketplace?

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