Windows Phone 8 Update Coming This Summer, Adds FM Radio And Card/CalDAV Support

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With news that T-Mobile is set to be the exclusive US carrier of the Lumia 925, we’re paying extra close attention to future Windows Phone 8 updates. Microsoft announced some details earlier today including the upcoming addition of a FM radio and an update coming “later this year” will include support Card/CalDAV. If you recall, it was the lack of support for both protocols that led to Google dropping sync support for Google services earlier this year. Finally, a bit of tweaking to XBOX Music is also expected to arrive which improves the accuracy of song info.

The new update, which is expected to start rolling out to existing Windows Phone 8 phones later this summer, brings back support for FM radio (we heard you!) and makes the Data Sense feature of Windows Phone 8 available for more carriers to offer. The update also makes it easier to select, download, and pin tunes in Xbox Music and improves the accuracy of song info and other metadata—something I know music fans will appreciate. (FM Radio and Data Sense availability depend on your phone model and carrier.)

The update includes hundreds of other small quality improvements. One final one worth highlighting, as we announced earlier, is that the update also ensures Windows Phone continues to work with Google services by adding support for the company’s newest sync protocols—CalDAV and CardDAV.

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  • sahib102 .

    glad to see windows phone 8 get some news :) i mean dont get me wrong any tech news is fine whether it may be android phone on T-Mobile or Iphone news on T-mobile but its nice to see this:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.lin.33865 Thomas Lin

    How about making it easier to make a playlist…..

  • Mr. Marschel

    Wooow, FM-Radio in the 21th century…

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      I live in an area with a lot of severe weather. Radio is far more reliable than cell service during a severe event.

  • Ironmigs

    Hope I get this on my lumia 810, officially or unofficially.

    • Ryan

      I love my 810 and really hoping to get this update

  • Deihmos

    Two things the masses don’t care about.

  • MaxHeadroom

    Max”it was the lack of support for both protocols that led to Google dropping sync support for Google services earlier this year”

    Wow. twist facts much?

  • 3560freak

    Any more info you can dig up on the rumored WiFi calling being tested on the HTC 8X ???