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

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.


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53 Comments

1. dhruba unregistered

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

3. badelemental

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

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

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I will get this in my samsung phone :)

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Downloading! #exited

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

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.

50. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

49. David1 unregistered

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

6. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

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

7. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

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

9. rizkyp unregistered

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

10. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 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!!!

37. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

38. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Too true.

51. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

39. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

11. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

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

52. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

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.

13. Nana unregistered

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

14. Clive Cardoz unregistered

The app still has a problem sending the sms for verification

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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

18. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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?

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

22. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

16. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

21. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

24. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

o noes you are right this video was made in 2013 silly mehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6RyaGPQSbg and this one toohttp://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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