Samsung’s ChatON messaging service was launched in October 2011 and in after nearly two years of existence it has accumulated over 100 million users, the company reports.
ChatON managed to snag 50 million users to use it actively in May this year, so reaching double the subscribers in just four months is impressive. However, it’s not unsurprising, considering the multi-platform availability of the app. It’s available on iOS, Android, Bada, Windows Phone and even as a web app.
The company says that the service is especially popular in India and China. ChatON is also getting popular in the Middle East and Europe, according to Samsung. The app comes pre-installed on Galaxy smartphones ever since the Samsung Galaxy S II came around.
In comparison, another popular messaging service WhatsApp has reached nearly 300 million active users, but now charges $0.99 per year for the right to use it.
Source | Via