Does it have an FM radio? The specs don’t mention it but I hardly expect it to be missing, though.
Would be a sad thing if it is missing!
I thought that I saw FM radio in the specs on the 1st day
Found a rather complete feature list on the reseller homepage of vireo.de
- FM: yes, with RDS
I just hope, that this list is correct.
The list has been updated:
FM Radio: No
Me too. I clearly recall FM radio being listed in the specs on the first day. Strange
I too hope FM is included, as it seems to be still widely available. Norway ditched FM, but a few other countries ditched DAB.
@everybody: I think we can close the general topic now and discuss everything separately or are there any concerns?
The one I have for our community event doesn’t have a FM radio app. Therefor radio can’t be used. But it is a pre release model. Not sure, if it is the same with final version. Can I check if there is FM hardware?
The general topic is just too huge to be useful, IMHO, and there’s a lot of valuable information in it that would be easier to find in individual topics. So yeah, close it and take the goods in individual topics, I’d say.
Installing a radio app shouldn’t be a problem, but I’m surprised to not find a good radio app on f-droid - i thought those were pretty standard. The only I found were:
So I’m not sure those are “generic”. But they’re worth giving a try…
Monkeyboard seems to only work with a specific external hardware.
SpiritF needs root privileges, which I don’t have. I don’t even know, if there is a guide available how to obtain root on FP3
There are not many custom FM radio apps because you need root privileges to use them – which the “normal user” doesn’t have.
Those few apps like SpiritFM are also hard to find because when you search for “FM radio” on the Google Play Store, you get a bunch of fake apps (which use streaming instead).
I would suggest a “DAB edition” to Fairphone: A FP3 which features an additional DAB receiver. I would immediately buy it because I then would have 31 channels instead of 11.
I just received a FairPhone 3, there is no FM receiver app, and I did’nt find any on the google app store
@FairPhone people : Is there a plan to provide an FM app ?
this is really sad to hear!
I found this article from August 2018 in turn-on the magazine by Saturn a German electronics market:
They link to Nextradio, saying it is working on lots of phones, even they are not listed as compatible. One has to try, to know.
Downside: the app is featuring adds.
The app is available in the playstore (although not in the US-version only, as it seems):
The articlel links to an apk-mirror; at one’s own risk of course.
My first try would be to extract the FM radio App APK from LineageOS 16.0 on the Fairphone 2 (e.g. with MyPhoneExplorer) and see whether that works on the Fairphone 3, but I don’t have my Fairphone 3 yet.
Good idea, but what if one does not have LOS; like me that is.
Then there is the app “FM Radio”.
And the FM2.apk can be found in the folder
I might try this one.
Thx for that great idea.
anyone more luck? I so see some apps in the store which seem to use FM but no way to tell if it’s fm or streaming?
Just to make sure:
Did you all connect a headphone/earphone/headset to your FP3 before trying the FM apps?