Samsung's cross-platform messenger ChatOn grows, reaches 100 million users
The ChatOn IM is particularly popular in countries like India and China, and the United States, and it’s getting good traction in the Europe and the Middle East.
A key factor for the growth of ChatOn is that Samsung bundles it in its feature phones, as well as in Galaxy smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S III was the first to get it, and the current top shelf phones like the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 both have it on board.
On smartphones, ChatOn has fierce competition. Whatsapp, Skype and Viber all make for solid competitors. Which IM platform do you use, and why do you prefer it? Let us know in the comments below.
source: Samsung Tomorrow
1. Saamic (Posts: 97; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
I think the only reason this service has so many users is because of the fact that it comes bundled with the extremely well selling Galaxy line... Personally I have never heard any of my friends who have Galaxy devices even talk about it. Samsung is trying to hype it and make it seem like a great service tons of people use. Nice misleading marketing -_-
20. panjgoori (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
no. he's telling the truth. its coupled with all Samsung devices.
2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 343; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Samsung making its ecosystem strong.I am a getting feeling that samsung is going to compete with Google in future.
3. juandante (Posts: 214; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
For this to happen, GS5 have to be an Top Excellent Best Seller for the user base to continue being strong. With the new Andro devices and the GS4 not selling as good as S3, I have to say wait and see.
4. decent4u (Posts: 62; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I think that gs4 not selling in record breaking numbers is because of note 3
most people were waiting for note 3(Myself included)
Just a thought I could be wrong ;)
17. Shatter (Posts: 1747; Member since: 29 May 2013)
So magnesium alloy back + better build quality + bloatware free version = no big reasons to hate it besides purely hating Samsung.
25. rallyguy (Posts: 401; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Many people who bought the S3 are still on their two year contract. They will be eligible for an upgrade with the S5 comes out.
5. hmd74 (Posts: 189; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
I think Samsung is using Google as a ladder and going up. When reaches the top, throws the ladder away and uses his own OS (Tizen).
As I said by selling galaxies to people making a lot of users and when Tizen is released makes it the base OS of galaxy line...
6. DONUT (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
they'd have to gradually introduce Tizen though. if they just throw away Android and force Tizen down consumer's throats, they'll lose a lot of customers, especially considering that now, when someone says "Android phone", people immediately think of Samsung
7. cezarepc (Posts: 439; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
I don't even know a single person who uses chat-on, cut the crap Sammy. It's probably 100million phones with chat-on pre-installed, and 100million users unknowingly registered when they activated/registered samsung services or whatever.
21. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
There are over 6 billion people in the world. What are the chances you know over a 100 million?
30. glentomas123 (Posts: 68; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)
That you don't know what you're talking about.
31. cezarepc (Posts: 439; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
I work at an advertising company and we have figures that says: "Chat-on is not relevant"
These are the top "truelly" used messengers in no particular order:
Windows Live messenger
Tencent QQ (most users in China)
I bet you didn't even know that. Because a little bit of searching is too hard for you.
22. lalalaman (Posts: 218; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Moreover chaton os also added in galaxy tab line....100 million galaxy devices with pre installed chaton
8. jsdechavez (Posts: 652; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
People actually use this 'ChatOn' app? Seriously? People haven't even heard of it. Probably Skype, WeChat, BBM, Line, Kik, KakaoTalk, Viber... but ChatOn?
11. joey_sfb (Posts: 1859; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I have a few friend that use Samsung Galaxy 3, 4 and Note 2. None use ChatOn. We do use hangout because we used to use google talk mainly to sent photo of food and places.
SMS is still my preferred choice of communicate as i save my data bundle for other important and immediate needs.
9. piyath (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
Nice to hear.. I am gonna use that from now....
10. Lboogey6 (Posts: 237; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Without video calling capabilities it has very little separation from already popular messaging clients see the demand and work on it sammy
14. xfire99 (Posts: 347; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
U are wrong, it do have video calls features, like any VOIP video apps like Skype out there.
12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1871; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Very less or nobody uses ChatOn, it is default messenger in Sammy's phone whether it is a Feature phone, a Android phone or a WP that's why it reached 100M users. WhatsApp is awesome...
13. xfire99 (Posts: 347; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
have been using Chaton from it first beta release and its the best chat messenger of all. Too bad not many know about it and using it. I tcan use on all cross OS and have all what others chat messenger offering.
Chat, voice message, file transfer, live broadcast, voice/video call and alot more.
But many sees is as bloatware and remove it whenever they can.
18. sojizy (Posts: 24; Member since: 30 Aug 2008)
Not too many of my friends use this messaging app and like many people have stated before, I rarely hear people talking about it if at all. This would be a great opportunity to include chaton in their next commercial.
19. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
What da? Many officemates and friends of Mine Uses this Application. Well, It's a great messenger app for us. I'm just shocked that couple of Samsung Haters posted their jealous insights again for Samsung. Way to go Sammy!
27. DONUT (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
just bcos you and "many officemates and friends" of urs uses chaton, doesnt mean everyone in e world does. your "truth" can be different from another persons', but that doesnt make everyone else a hater. and seriously, when was e last time you heard someone (outside of your officemates and friends) on the street say "hey, lets chaton!", majority of the time its "hey, whatsapp me!"
24. badero (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
It is shameful that an application that was created to replace whatsapp in samsung proprietary system (bada), not work at all.
There are hundreds of samsung wave owners, who do not receive notifications.
I'm consistent, Samsung is a sh.t on a stick.
26. saiki4116 (Posts: 296; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
Wonder How many Active Users are there..Samsung shoves it to everyone who buys a samsung smartphone.
28. irvinehooi (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)
I'm been using ChatON since day where I get my first Galaxy S2. Until now I'm in Galaxy S4, really loved it because it allow me to do voice chat and as well as video chat with my wife. The voice chat is fabolous, it don't have those kind of delay that usually happen in VoIP app. Video call is excellent user can decorate / design their own appearance to disaply on the recipient side. The only drawback is it cannot do video chat up to 8 person like what Google Hangout did. Currently I have a lot of friends using it. When my phone is in charging state, I will use ChatON on my PC to chat with my other friends. All the messages that I've sent will also be displayed in my phone as well. Great App !!