Samsung has added SMS and MMS support to its own chat client – the ChatOn. The app comes pre-installed on every Galaxy smartphone since the Galaxy S II and has extensive IM functionality..
I think the SMS/MMS support is long overdue though, since both Viber and Hangouts already have this functionality. Even the Facebook Messenger has had it until recently, but it was dropped due to low user interest.
The case with ChatOn is even less promising, since the SMS/MMS service is not supported yet on lots of carriers. I am sure Samsung will eventually fix that issue, but still – is there enough room for another messenger in the market?
- Samsung adds SMS and MMS integration to its ChatON messenger for Android (thenextweb.com)
- Samsung bakes SMS support into ChatON for Android, because please use ChatON (engadget.com)
- Samsung ChatON for Android now supports SMS and MMS… in Germany and Brazil (phonearena.com)
- ChatON for Android Gets SMS and MMS Support (gadgetguide4u.com)
- SMS and MMS Messaging Now Integrated Into Samsung’s ChatON Application for Android (trutower.com)