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You can't win them all, and in the ultra competitive mobile app segment, Samsung has decided its ChatON application doesn't have what it takes to win out against a plethora of more popular programs. As such, Samsung is turning off its ChatON service for good in all markets in the first quarter of 2015 so that it can instead focus on "health, mobile commerce, and other platforms."The shutoff date has been set for February 1, 2015, so if you're a fan of ChatON, you have until then to get your fix, save for U.S. users -- Samsung will shutter the service domestically by the end of March, thus ending... Read more...
WhatsApp, iMessage, Kik, Facebook -- the world is overrun with messaging apps and platforms, and we've stumbled upon a near infinite amount of ways to send short snippets of text and images to friends and colleagues around the world. But here's one you may have forgotten about: ChatON. That's Samsung's own chat app, and the company announced today that it now boasts a staggering 100 million users. Of course, Samsung isn't clarifying that these are active users; they're just saying the install base is now up to 100 million. The service was launched in October 2011, hitting the 50 million subscriber... Read more...
When it comes to communication apps, it's tough to even wade through all of the options. There's Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, Kik, iMessage, BBM -- the list goes on and on. But for those picking up a Samsung product, there's one app that hits you right square in the fingertips: ChatON. Samsung has this week announced the second major version of ChatON, placing the app at version 2.0. It's now available in over 200 countries in more than 60 languages, offering instant messaging and group chatting in multiple formats—images, video, voice, contacts. It also works across form factors, including phones,... Read more...