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    FM Radio for LG Optimus V

    The hardware is there and many sites claim it has FM Radio such as amazon
    but i saw reviews and saw No FM radio

    im wonder is it possible for an app to listen to fm radio

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmp3z View Post
    The hardware is there and many sites claim it has FM Radio such as amazon
    but i saw reviews and saw No FM radio

    im wonder is it possible for an app to listen to fm radio
    I honestly doubt there's actual hardware in the phone for FM. The triumph said everywhere that it would have a FM radio, but in fact it doesn't have the hardware for it.

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    Wirelessly posted (lg optimus : Opera/9.80 (Android; Opera Mini/6.1.25577/25.823; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54)

    i use usradios app in the market. less than 1mb

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    There is a native app in the ROM to access the radio, but it is hidden. Anycut can make a shortcut for you.

    The rub is that it doesn't work even when you use the app. You get nothing out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmp3z View Post
    The hardware is there and many sites claim it has FM Radio such as amazon
    but i saw reviews and saw No FM radio
    The international variant of the phone, the Optimus One, is GSM and includes an FM tuner. Since the OV is CDMA, not GSM, it uses a completely different chipset. I don't know if the CDMA chipset even includes an FM tuner - the hardware may not in fact be there.

    I took a quick look at the AT&T Thrive (a GSM variant sold in the US) datasheet on lg.com and the data sheet does not list the ability to tune in FM broadcasts.

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    What agianne said is correct. The overseas versions of the Optimus include an FM tuner but because the laws in the US are different our variants don't include it. The Triumph however does have the FM tuner hardware and some testing software included on the phone but no one has figured out how to make it functional yet because it is disabled and hidden by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digi7al ph0enix View Post
    but because the laws in the US are different our variants don't include it.
    What is the law or regulation you are citing? I'd like to understand -why- (or at least understand the intention of the lawmakers or regulators) and the best way to do that would be to go read up on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digi7al ph0enix View Post
    What agianne said is correct. The overseas versions of the Optimus include an FM tuner but because the laws in the US are different our variants don't include it. The Triumph however does have the FM tuner hardware and some testing software included on the phone but no one has figured out how to make it functional yet because it is disabled and hidden by default.
    The triumph does NOT have FM tuner hardware. Some websites said that it did have FM tuner capability, but it doesn't. Why would they include tuner hardware and not include tuner software?

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