You might already know and be disappointed that the Galaxy S4 does not feature an FM radio app. Today, Samsung offers a relatively predictable explanation as to why this feature was removed from their high-end smartphone.
In fact, the manufacturer declared that the Galaxy S4 is following the trend of devices getting their content in increasingly big part from the web, eventually moving to an all-Internet content delivery system. Samsung concluded after doing a study that a minority of consumers use this feature. Added to this, the currently all-time low data prices and the exponential increase in online content consumption have signed the death warrants for FM radio on the Galaxy S4.
On top of this, the firm probably could the extra room left by taking out the FM receiver, as the phone is shipped with a wider array of sensors than its predecessor, including a thermometer and hygrometer (humidity sensor). All this must be housed somewhere in the handset’s body, and the Galaxy S4 is smaller in volume than the S3.
In the end the Galaxy S4 won’t be able to receive your favorite radio station the normal way. However, most radio stations are available online nowadays, so no harm done, although people with no data plan or one too small to liberally stream radio stations might feel the sting.
What do you think? Will you regret classic FM radio or do you think the world’s for the better with all classic content services moving online? Tell us in the comments below!