Survey claims WhatsApp passed Facebook for mobile messaging
0. phoneArena 01 Dec 2013, 16:43 posted on
The mobile messaging world is a very competitive market right now. There are the proprietary options like iMessage, as well as the cross-platform options like Facebook, WhatsApp, Hangouts, BlackBerry Messenger, Snapchat, Skype, Line, and a ton of others. Everyone wants to be the king, but of course there can only be one. A new survey is claiming that WhatsApp may be the new market leader...
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1. madmikepr (Posts: 135; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
i knew this was coming whatsapp is a great service better than the company mms
2. Sauce (unregistered)
Good for them! I love seeing smaller companies pass larger mainstream big wigs.
4. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
Why did they even need this survey? I thought it was already the leader
5. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
i love whatsapp google should buy it. its better than facebook messenger and viber and kik
7. TechKnowledge (Posts: 52; Member since: 05 May 2013)
Microsoft should buy it. That way the app will still exist across all platforms.
8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Agree.. Microsoft puts it's software everywhere.. It's good business for them, and good for the consumer.
9. sprockkets (Posts: 1572; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Sure, they do...if we ignore MS past 15 years of history, sure they put their software everywhere!
11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I don't dwell on the past.. You can, but that's not me.. I'm just concerned about what MS does now, and I like it.. WTF do I care about what MS did back in 1997❔ I'm enjoying my Windows Phone device, my W8 machine, and Xbox one.. For me these modern MS services, and products are excellent.. That's all that matters to me.
13. TechKnowledge (Posts: 52; Member since: 05 May 2013)
Agreed... If we dwell on the past we'll never move forward. The "Evil Microsoft" rant seems to be perpetually regurgitated by mindless members of anti-Microsoft websites. In this day and age, Microsoft can do no good. Most of the negativity is predetermined. However, my Lumia 928, Surface RT, and soon to be Xbox one continuously proves the naysayers wrong (In my case at least). The bottom line is I enjoy WP8 in its current standing, and with WP8.1's arrival, the pleasure will be that much more sublime.
14. sprockkets (Posts: 1572; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Oh really? You really thing MS has changed?
Only a fool would think that - if anything MS has become worse.
1. Hiring a professional political mudslinger to throw crap on your direct competitor.
2. Suing by proxy Google via the rockstar consortium.
3. Patent trolling Android OEMs
Sorry buddy, MS hasn't changed one bit. The only reason for them to show any sign of "openness" is because they have no choice. Without ios and android kicking their butt, windows mobile would still be around with a pocket version of IE4.
16. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
It has changed. MS is no more dominant, thats why they have to put their software in another OS.
Now imagine if MS was nº 1 OS on mobile... Fortunatly that will never happen
17. sprockkets (Posts: 1572; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Of course they are not and actually, never have been a dominant mobile player.
But you'd agree with this - that if they were, they'd go right back to their old ways. Because besides trying to make a decent os worth using, they are using all their other options to slow android down.
6. Lyngdoh (Posts: 226; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
I've seen this report before.... Months ago.
10. apurvdate (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
they ignored India in the report! almost all android users in urban areas shifted to whatsapp after govt rule limiting daily SMSs.. and all iphone & windows phone users too... even old symbian and asha phone users are on whatsapp..
12. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Exactly.. India might be the strongest fort of WhatsApp
15. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
WhatsApp is like a default message app here in Brazil