Radio FM To Be Enabled on BQ Ubuntu Phones

FM Radio seems to have been forgotten as a feature on modern smartphones, but it was all the rage a decade ago. Now, developers are looking at enabling that function of Ubuntu phones that support it.

BQ Aquaris X5

It’s been a long time since one of the selling points for a phone was the fact that it has FM Radio support. I still remember by Motorola v2288 and that I used to listen to the radio all the time. It was a handy feature, but it somehow got pushed aside, and it’s no longer being implemented in modern devices.

The kicker is that many of the new SOC solutions, like the Mediatek ones used in BQ phones, have FM Radio functionalities, but Google doesn’t provide any kind of API for Android devices. It’s basically just something that some companies could implement if they had the time or the drive to do it properly.


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