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ChatON, Samsung's answer to BBM and iMessage, is now on the Android Market

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ChatON, Samsung's answer to BBM and iMessage, is now on the Android Market
The ChatON instant messenger, courtesy of Samsung, has landed in the Android Market today and is available to anyone holding on to a device running Android 2.2 or higher. Yes, that is correct. Even though the Korean manufacturer is behind the service, using it is possible on any compatible Android smartphone regardless of its make.

ChatON is Samsung's blow against BBM and iMessage, and unlike the two of them it is not proprietary, which is why it isn't available exclusively to Samsung devices. What's more is that iOS and BlackBerry OS versions of ChatON are about to be released soon as well.

Besides one-on-one conversations, the service supports group chats, broadcasts, animated messages, as well as sending pictures, videos, audio, location data, calendar entries and contact information to your buddies. There are also a few more perks like the so-called Interaction Rank, which shows how active a user is at ChatON, as well as the ability to comment on user profiles.

Feel free to check out ChatON in action below, and if it sparks your interest, hit the source link to get it from the Android Market. Once you try it out, the comment section is all yours, so do not hesitate to share your impressions with us.



The ChatON instant messenger is now available on the Android Market
The ChatON instant messenger is now available on the Android Market
The ChatON instant messenger is now available on the Android Market
The ChatON instant messenger is now available on the Android Market

The ChatON instant messenger is now available on the Android Market


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posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:15

1. dhruba (unregistered)


I hope it will have a PC client too. Thats why I use palringo

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:40

3. badelemental (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


yup! according to news it is going to available on all major plateforms including mobile and PC

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:18 2

2. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


I will get this in my samsung phone :)

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:41 3

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Downloading! #exited

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:51 1

5. Haroon (unregistered)


I have a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate and aSamsung Galaxy SII and it says that it's not compatible with both my devices. LOL

I think they did that because many people who registered haven't received their verification codes yet probably because of overcrowded server.

I guess I just have to wait and see

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:02 1

8. Marius O. (unregistered)


I already downloaded on my SII so it's compatible, but yeah, i guess it has got something to do with the verification codes not being sent. They probably stopped it for now.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 09:56

50. HansP (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Yeah, the verification server seemed overloaded Friday. I wasn't able to log on until Saturday. So they probably stopped downloads for a while to catch up.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 09:05

49. David1 (unregistered)


I have a HTC droid. I downloaded and received verification code successfully. It is cool.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:57 1

6. remyrz (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


so this will be available in all other platforms.. like blackberries, iphones, etc etc

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:01

7. remyrz (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


ok i just read it up there... :P kool..

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:18 1

9. rizkyp (unregistered)


weird it says not compatible with my Galaxy Tab 10.1. come on samsung!!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:24 7

10. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)


SGS2 is my first android phone. JUust bought it 6 days ago and I'm so blown by this hot phone. oh.. wait a minute,... another cool stuff,.. samsung chat!!! oh my GGGGGG... I love android!! I love samsung.
But hey, I'm no phone freak. Jusst like cool good stuffs.
Go sammy!!!! go Andy!!!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 20:41 1

37. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


If I reacted like this for iMessage, I would have been 50 thumbs down.....

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 20:59 1

38. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Too true.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 10:00

51. HansP (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


No, you're getting thumbs down because we're so fed up with Apple owners trolling Apple in every effing Samsung-related article on the Internet.

That the only reason. Period.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 21:00 1

39. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


And I accidentally gave you thumbs down instead of up...

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:33 1

11. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


can someone tell me how to search this in android market please?

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 10:02

52. HansP (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sec.chaton&feature=search_result

Search for chaton or ch@ton

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:44

12. hmsillo (unregistered)


I. Couldn't find it in the market either, but if u click on the link "Android Market" above the video, it will send u right to it.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:06

13. Nana (unregistered)


Downloading now onto my galaxy ace .. Hope its good..go sammy go andy....

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:10

14. Clive Cardoz (unregistered)


The app still has a problem sending the sms for verification

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:19 2

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wait why aren't you guys outraged that Samsung is copying? Love the comments after the first couple. They are the perfect example of android and how it "works"

5. Haroon (unregistered) posted on 2 hours ago
I have a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate and aSamsung Galaxy SII and it says that it's not compatible with both my devices. LOL



9. rizkyp (unregistered) posted on 1 hour ago 1
weird it says not compatible with my Galaxy Tab 10.1. come on samsung!!


11. hunted posted on 1 hour ago
can someone tell me how to search this in android market please?


14. Clive Cardoz (unregistered) posted on 4 min ago
The app still has a problem sending the sms for verification

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:37 3

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


yeah because iMessage is a new innovative service..... and you saw the video? I doubt both bb and imessage do all what ChatOn does


also the server is overloaded with people trying to sing in at the same time Samsung temporally hid the app until servers are back to normal.... sounds familiar?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:46 1

19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Come on the server is not over loaded. No one cares about this app

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:56 1

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


being announced on several android sites, on several phone sites and no one cares? yeah right...

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:23 5

16. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Oh look, Samsung copying Apple again and they wonder why they get sued.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:47 4

20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Samsung next phone the sg 4S with a voice personal assistant!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:54 3

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Samsung has a personal assistant.... or you can get one on the android market

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:09 2

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Right that's why one is being planned in the future.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:18 5

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


o noes you are right this video was made in 2013 silly me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6RyaGPQSbg


and this one too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TRk-fdiqqSA

just because Google might make it more advanced in a near future doesn't meant we have not enjoyed this for a while.

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