I'd consider doing development on this. I was wondering why there was no FM Radio app on CM7, LOL.
At the very least I can commit to finding all the info I can gather on this issue. I have no (satisfactory) employment at present and want to break into the Android specific field.
I have 14 years experience in embedded Linux development, including lots of low level kernel stuff. In a previous life (more decades ago than I dare admit) I did electronics engineering stuff, and I still love the low level nuts and bolts.
I'm pretty new to Android however, got my first cellphone (ever!) 17 days ago, first Android phone 15 days ago, and my Legend yesterday.
I think I can learn quick, I'm CM7 nightly, S-Off, new radio one day after getting it, LOL.
So my point is I, and this project, could use help in areas of Android specific knowledge.
Does anyone know if the normal FM radio app I've used before is proprietary Google code ?
Are there any generic FM radio apps that would work if standard drivers existed ?
My quick research on this is that only a driver might be needed. A V4L (video 4 linux) driver, which I have already had some experience with.
But there DOES seem to be a V4L driver already for Linux for the TI WL1273 chip apparently used in the Legend, and apparently a number of other phones. So in theory, this job might be as easy as integrating an already written driver in to the CM kernel, as a kernel module or 2. There MIGHT be some copyright issues with any chip firmware though.
Alas, some comments indicate using such a driver might interfere with Bluetooth functionality.
Interesting stuff about the 1273 chip is that it may support an FM transmitter, and it supposedly supports WiFi N. But who knows if needed hardware support might not be on the PCBs.