AT&T takes advantage of the FM chip.

att-upAT&T has agreed to activate the FM chip in Android smart phone devices beginning next year, joining Sprint, which has also included FM chip activation in their smart phone device specifications. According to NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith, “Today marks a new beginning in mobile technology. . . With access to apps like NextRadio, AT&T’s listeners will also enjoy song tagging and interactivity features that have become increasingly popular with younger listeners. America’s broadcasters salute AT&T’s decision to serve its customers through collaboration with America’s local radio stations. Bravo!” The move was lauded even on Capitol Hill, as House Communications and Technology FCC Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden said, “We hope other carriers will follow suit.”