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Samsung supports Android, others with new ChatON service

Samsung’s hedging its bets across mobile operating systems with its new instant messaging service ChatON. Based on its own software platform Bada, ChatON will come pre-installed on Samsung devices running on major platforms, including Android, BlackBerry and Bada. The messaging app also supports i ... Full Article »

August 29, 2011 9:10am

What Skype’s purchase of GroupMe means for the future of mobile messaging

The mobile messaging landscape is set for another shakeup following Skype’s purchase of GroupMe, a mobile group messaging provider than was created at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York in 2010. "The GroupMe team has created an incredibly sticky group messaging experience that works acr ... Full Article »

August 25, 2011 5:30pm

Messaging apps face competition with Facebook Messenger on Android

Facebook this week launched a standalone Android (and iOS) app called Facebook Messenger, and it’s already seeing massive downloads on both platforms. The app combines your Facebook chats and instant messages into a single app, and you can also send messages to your mobile contacts via SMS even if ... Full Article »

August 10, 2011 4:30pm

Facebook Messenger on Android makes private group texts popular again

Facebook’s mobile strategy has been lagging on the Android side, but yesterday’s Messenger release hit Android and iOS on the same day. Already the app is climbing charts, with tens of thousands of installs since launch. The app lets you send and receive real-time messages with individual friend ... Full Article »

August 10, 2011 9:30am

Put on a happy face with the Zlango Messaging Android app

Sometimes an emoticon made from brackets and numbers doesn't send the message you intended. Zlango, an SMS messaging service for Android, gives smiley face-happy people a massive library of more detailed images to work with. The app works just like your standard SMS client, but it gives users the o ... Full Article »

August 3, 2011 5:30pm


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