New Phones Fuel NextRadio Growth
April 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM (PT)
Thanks to the release of both the FM chip-enabled HTC One® (M8) and the SAMSUNG Galaxy S®5, NEXTRADIO reports an impressive uptick in new listeners and furthered its adoption of even faster than expected. Since the last update 12 days ago (NET NEWS, 4/16), there have been over 350,000 app downloads (up 50,000), and over 8,650 FM radio stations (250 more than 4/16) have been tuned in by users who listened for over 325,000 hours -- and increase of 50,000 hours.
"Portable radios may be a thing of the past, but NEXTRADIO is proving that FM is a valuable entertainment option once listeners have it on their phone and in their pocket," the TAGSTATION blog notes. "Expect a new batch of phones to be released over the next month or two."