Samsung Drops FM From Galaxy S4 Phone
April 18, 2013 at 6:01 AM (PT)
While many remain excited about the future of FM in cell phones, count SAMSUNG -- the manufacturer of the popular GALAXY S series -- among the non-believers. ANDROIDAUTHORITY.COM reports, "unlike the previous handset in the GALAXY S series, all of which came with a built in FM Radio, the GALAXY S4 has opted to remove this feature in the belief that consumers just aren’t interested in the medium anymore."
The report cites the Russian website Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru as posting a quote from SAMSUNG, stating "Our studies show a trend shift of interest to digital broadcasting, specifically -- focus on listening to music content in social networks or on the channel YOUTUBE. The flagship model of our products are focused on customers who use digital content, which use modern formats and channels of information consumption."