No you can't "download FM radio applications from Android market". That would imply the FM tuner is still enabled and you just need software to use it. You can download internet streaming applications that might carry the same broadcast as a given FM station, but that is a very different thing.
I am tired of Sprint disabling functionality in their chipsets. Why is Sprint afraid of FM radio? You really think we are going to instead pay for Sprint Music? Makes me angry - if this can be fixed by ROM I am all in to flash to something that re-enables the radio.
I got this response from Samsung Technical Support this morning.
Thank you for your inquiry. We understand that your asking if the Samsung Galaxy S3 U.S. has an FM radio.
Samsung Galaxy S III that is made for US market doesn't have a radio.
All Samsung products are manufactured to the specifications of the service provider for whom they are produced.
We appreciate hearing from our customers, as your comments are vital for us to continue improving our products, as well as our business.
We appreciate your patronage here at Samsung Telecommunications and we strive for the best in customer satisfaction.
Thank you for your continued interest in Samsung products.
Thanks Abe. It's sad that the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III was stripped down for the European version, I was looking forward to the FM Radio so I would not need to continue to stream TuneIn Radio and have a longer battery life.
I checked Samsung User Guide in detail and couldn’t able to find any info on FM Radio. I also did Live Chat with Samsung Rep and they also re-confirmed that SPH-L710 Samsung Galaxy S III doesn't have FM radio.If available, you can download FM radio applications from Android market.
Does anyone know if the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III has a FM Radio on it?
I know for sure the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S III comes with FM Radio on it that does not require streaming.
The information below is from the Samsung Galaxy S III European Manual.88
Learn to listen to music and news on the FM radio. To listen
to the FM radio, you must connect a headset, which serves as
the radio antenna.
››Listen to the FM radio
1 Plug a headset into your device.
2 In the application list, select FM Radio.
The FM radio scans and saves available stations
The first time you turn on the FM radio, it will start
3 Select a radio station.
4 Control the FM radio with the following keys:
1 Record a song from the FM radio.
2 Turn on or off the FM radio.
3 Search for an available radio station.
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