FM receiver to be activated on the Nokia Lumia 520

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

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Lumia 520
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1


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