Samsung's ChatON Now Available to Windows Phones
Samsung today made a version of its home-brewed instant messaging service ChatON available to the Windows Phone platform. The application, which is already available to the Bada, Android, BlackBerry, and iOS platforms, lets users send text, picture, and video messages to other ChatON users via the data network. Features of the app include animated messages, location-sharing, calendar, multimedia sharing, and group chat. The application is free and can be downloaded from the Samsung Zone within the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Skype for Windows Phone Adds Location Sharing
Skype today announced an update to its app for Windows Phone devices that introduces location sharing for the first time. Skype version 2.22 is compatible with Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1.
Skype Debuts Qik Video Messaging App
Skype today announced a new video messaging app called Qik. The service, explains Skype, is to give smartphone users a fun way to interact with others and maintain conversations that have more personality than standard text messages or video calls.
Vine for Windows Phone Earns Significant Update
Vine today released a major update to its application for Windows Phones that brings the app more in line with the versions for Android and iOS. The app now has more ways to import video, including from the camera roll.
Facebook Adds More Control Over Location Sharing In Messenger
Facebook today altered the way it handles location sharing within Messenger. Previously, Messenger allowed users to set their location-sharing status to on or off.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
needs to be in market place