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

0. phoneArena 14 Oct 2011, 09:09 posted on

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. Besides, iOS and BlackBerry OS versions...

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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: 353; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


I will get this in my samsung phone :)

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:41 3

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; 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: 21; 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: 190; 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: 190; 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: 134; 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: 2364; 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: 21; 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: 353; 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: 21; 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: 5381; 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: 5381; 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: 5381; 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: 5381; 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.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 10:06

53. HansP (Posts: 21; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


And as a matter of fact, The Galaxy S2 has had built in messaging since April (compatible with all the commonly used ones). Stupid Apple trolls just don't want to see the reality and thinks that Apple has invented everything that Apple does, even though the reality is that they copy everything Samsung does.

This new messenger is a platform-independent chat, that will eventually work on everything, including your pathetic iPhones and macbooks.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:37 2

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


They just never learn

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:46 7

26. Twitter (unregistered)


I normally try to refrain myself, but whatever...it's internet!

@Miz: What's up? Don't you have anything better to do? I mean seriously do you have any job/business? or do you just fart whole day?

It's as if you are the illegitimate son of Jobs. I guess you guys would have no issues with that.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 17:08 5

31. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Listen iTards Androids have had all of the abilities of the bs personal assistant for quite some time now with Googles voice commands and as for The_Miz's comment about Samsung copying Apple again, then you must have forgotten that Apple got this idea from BB messenger, which has been around for years and I don't believe either of those programs does everything this program offers so jog on iTards!!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 18:20 2

34. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Lol typical Ifans...even though they implemented voice control and bbm like messaging now after years they now seem to think apple invented and now whoever does it now copies apple lol...and they wonder why apple fans are called sheep's

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:34 3

17. DroidX pRo (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Aug 2010)


I think this will be a great app to have. Just have to get my friends into haha!!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 15:25

27. lalala (unregistered)


Not showing up on my LG optimus T. help!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 15:48 1

28. loomy (unregistered)


Why can't I find it in the market?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 16:01

29. Kyle (unregistered)


Type in Samsung Chaton and it should be the 3rd one down.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 16:19 1

30. p (unregistered)


Motorola atrix it does not show up in android market! bs

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 17:31 2

32. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


samsung is the present and the future of smartphone industry

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 18:06

33. HTCFanatic (unregistered)


I tried looking in the market on my Thunderbolt but it did not come up in the search. Has anyone else with a Thunderbolt tried?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 21:04

41. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 399; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I searched too on mine, and couldn't find it. But instead I just downloaded from the Android Market website source link :) But it's not recognizing my verification codes

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 18:49

35. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


I like Google messenger through Google +. Not platform specific either, works great

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 19:44

36. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


For those asking message arrive within a few hours of request(got mine) server seems to be clogged, try the link on this page,it leads to the app. If the app says your device is not supported don't worry, just check again in the weekends

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 21:03

40. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 399; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I tried. and it's all screwed up. It never sent the first few verifications codes. Then eventually sent them hours later. And they don't work...

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 00:07

43. IhazChaton (unregistered)


You just have to wait depending on how many times you requested for a code. I requested like 20 times, so I had to wait for the 20th text reply before it could work. Sadly their verification system ain't good but Chaton is awesome. Been using it for a few hours. Totally worth the wait! I'm uninstalling Whatapp and Talkbox for this once even more of my friends use it.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 05:53

44. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Try now, they are doing it fast

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 22:21 2

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


i dont understand why peoples get always in fight over android and ios. There is no reason to fight and prove mine is better (ugliest human nature). After all neither android or ios is anyone personal properties. May be i have android this year i will have iphone next year and again android after that.

And in my views its good if there are more options available. This will increase competition in market which will finally lead to price reduction of gadgets.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 09:02

45. romul (unregistered)


this is better than whatsapp...instant...on whatsapp, quiet often it gets laggy sending/receiving messages, perhaps they need to boost up their servers 'coz so many people use the app... another thing, on chaton, you know when someone's read your messages, which isnt the case with whatsapp...

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 00:19

46. Rahulkumargupta (unregistered)


I got the message right on from samsung korea for chaton:988*** and i got it activated come on friends download and chad with your buddies!

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 04:32

47. Taco50issheep (unregistered)


Got it installed on my Huawei Ideos X6. U just need to wait for the activation code.
I got mine 2hrs later (better late than never..)

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 05:33

48. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


My GalaxyS2 is in full Command & Conquer.. LOL

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