Posted by Abhijeet M. 8 months ago

Popular messaging app LINE coming to Samsung Galaxy Gear next month

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While WhatsApp might be ruling the roost when it comes to cross-platform messaging, numerous new apps have been trying to get a cut of the messaging market, and one of them is LINE, which has been increasing in popularity rather rapidly since its launch. Now, it looks like LINE will take the mantle of the first messaging app to support Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Gear smartwatch, according to a report by PRTimes.

While you won’t be able to use the same full-blown version as the one on your smartphone, LINE will have Gear-specific functionality, such as incoming voice calls and messages, turning off and on message notifications and viewing them on the watch, and possibly others, though you won’t be able to replay to messages from the watch itself. Also, it’s possible the app will initially be exclusive to users in Japan.

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Of course, you’ll need to buy the Galaxy Note 3 and have your friends buy one too if you plan on using LINE with them on the Galaxy Gear, though that might not be the case in a few months if Samsung makes good use on its promise to make Gear compatible with rival smartphones.

Which brings me to the question: do you guys use LINE, or is WhatsApp the only messaging app you need?

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2 comments on “Popular messaging app LINE coming to Samsung Galaxy Gear next month

  1. ramikilany 8 months ago said:

    Line in my opinion is one of the best messaging app, it combines Facebook in its timeline, whatasapp and chaton and other in text messaging, better than viber in voice calling, and the must important thing is its privacy, no LAST SEEN and does it show TYPING will you write your message, does show your phone number in the contact info and much much more… keep on this good way Line developers my preferred and only messaging app

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    • congo 8 months ago said:

      Also one of my favorites….the voice calling is really good! Too bad though it doesn’t support video calling…that would be awsome if they would integrate that.

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