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Samsung is planning to shut down ChatOn service in certain markets

Samsung’s smartphone market share as well as profits are dwindling. In a bid to lower the expenses, Samsung is planning some major restructuring steps in management and plans to shut down certain unprofitable services. According to a latest report from Korea Times, Samsung will soon shut down its ChatOn instant messaging service in certain markets as a part of company’s strategy to restructure unprofitable businesses. The company’s official mentioned that Samsung’s IM service won’t be shut down in the markets where it has received positive reactions and reviews, though it isn’t clear specifically which markets he meant. Another executive from Samsung stated that ChatOn isn’t a business that can show improvement in the future. Competing with the likes of Viber, WhatsApp, WeChat, and BBM, ChatOn is currently being used in over 120 countries around the world through various platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Windows 8, web, and some feature phones.

A Samsung official said, “When you talk about total numbers, ChatOn looks competitive as ChatOn is installed in all Samsung smartphones. The key issue is that usability of the application is low and that means the volume of transaction isn’t that much.”

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thelalos
thelalos

Si le dieran mas importancia a los usuarios les iría mejor llenan los telefonos de aplicaciones que no usas y tampoco podes desinstalar. Siguen usando plastico. Telefonos de alta gama sin radio fm o tv digital etc.la competencia se los come

SamMobile1811
SamMobile1811

Not on my Note 4 😀

imart
imart

wise decision..

Mzma
Mzma

Yes, it should taken out all unused apss like chaton, s voice & etc from all android & windows based smartphone & tablet.. those apps took a lot space & make phone laggy..

But Samsung can keep it on Tizen based smartphone & tablet…

sean8509
sean8509

this app preinstall but i never use it, plz option for uninstall.

Cicerone
Cicerone

Totally agree with you. Useless app for me.