According to a recent report from The Verge, Microsoft is preparing for a new Windows Phone 8 update. It seems that the company has plans to support FM radio hardware in its latest update.
This information was given out by sources that are familiar with Microsoft’s plans. As mentioned earlier, Microsoft will support FM radio hardware in its latest update, hence returning a hardware feature that was dropped by the company in its latest operating system version.
FM Radio is not a totally new feature for Windows Phone. Previously Windows Phone 7 used to support FM radio hardware. With the Windows Phone 8, the support was removed, and now Microsoft is working to get it back to Windows Phone 8. This hardware support will be a part of a General Distribution Release (GDR2) for Windows Phone 8.
Once this new update is out, every handset that can support this feature will be able to provide FM Radio to users. Nokia Lumia smartphones including the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will also support FM radio with the new update.
In addition to this, we have heard that Nokia is also working on improving the GDR2 in its own way. The Verge said that it received information from trusted sources who are familiar with Nokia’s plans saying that the company will add a new screen activation gesture to its high end Lumia smartphones. It means soon Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 users will be able to double-tap the screen to wake their devices from standby.
Other useful features included specifically from Nokia consist of flip to silence option, Lumia color profile settings for the device screen etc. We really hope that Nokia Lumia users will be very happy with this new update and if you are excited let me tell you that the update will be available in a month or two. The time factor might vary, but the update is on its way.