Soon you can listen to the radio directly from your Samsung phone

Months after the FCC badgered Apple to do it, Samsung is finally unlocking the FM radio chip in its next smartphone models. 

The company announced Tuesday that its upcoming devices will contain unlocked FM radio chips. Samsung phone users will be able to access local FM radio through apps like NextRadio, which connects smartphones to nearby radio stations. 

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Users were already able to stream radio stations through services like iHeartRadio and Pandora. Connecting to radio directly through the FM chip will use less data and less phone battery.  Read more…

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