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MIUI and CyanogenMod bring FM Radio to the Nexus One

October 13, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

Android Hacks, Android News

Nexus One FM Radio

MIUI is a heavily skinned and customized version of Android 2.2 that takes the best from Froyo, Samsung’s TouchWiz and iOS, and transforms the various elements into something pretty unique that managed to make many people excited last month. The ROM is available for various devices, and its Chinese developers have provided several interesting solutions, such as a built-in screenshot feature, a brand new way of adding widgets, common settings in the notification bar, and some of these additions even caught the attention of Cyanogen.

Among other things, MIUI has its very own FM radio app. The Nexus One actually packs FM radio hardware, but the software doesn’t take advantage of it for inexplicable reasons. Now Cyanogen and the guys behind MIUI have brought a functioning radio to the Nexus via CyanogenMod, and those who want to try it out can download a nightly CyanogenMod build – just one of many examples showing the advantage of Android’s openness.

Via [Android Central]