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Samsung may launch its ‘Uhssup’ social network with the Galaxy S9

Samsung filed a trademark for the ‘Uhssup’ brand name back in January. The trademark application described it as a mobile app for sharing real-time location with and communicating with friends. Nothing else was known about this mysterious service then.

A report from Heraldcorp, a South Korean media outlet, now says that Samsung may launch its ‘Uhssup’ social network with the Galaxy S9. The app will apparently come pre-loaded on the flagship devices.

Features that are already available in other popular apps

According to the report, apart from filing a trademark application for ‘Uhssup’ brand name with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), Samsung has also filed trademark applications in Korea for ‘Uhssup’ and ‘Samsung Social’ names.

The report reiterates the functionality of ‘Uhssup’ as an app that allows users to share their location in real time and comment on the locations of other users. The app will also apparently have messaging features similar to other messaging services like WhatsApp. All these are features already available in other popular social networking apps which makes Samsung’s rumored service quite puzzling.

With the information we have so far, it is not clear what is Samsung’s rationale behind launching its own social network. Even a company like Google has struggled to come up with a successful social network despite having the most popular digital properties out there. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait too long to see what this new service is all about if it is going to launch with the Galaxy S9 series as the report states. Let’s hope it’s not another misadventure from Samsung like its ChatOn service.

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Ishan Rishminda
Ishan Rishminda

I need a messenger like all in one.. whatsapp viber imo and line in one place.. that’ll be awesome 😍

notemy
notemy

And in a couple of months, Samsung would email us all stating that they’ve discontinued all support and services for it!

zorro009
zorro009

I share this opinion with you.

SteveTud
SteveTud

Haha.. Ushhup.. Hush up.. as in shut up ! An app to silence people i assume ?

stondec
stondec

Will be interested to see what this is all about when it becomes available.

pjm1
pjm1

oh please Samsung, haven’t you learned we aren’t interested in your pre-installed bloatware?

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

These people really don’t learn from their mistakes. Samsung, you will never be Apple. You cannot create your own ecosystem the way Apple does because you will always be inside the ecosystem of Android, so you create an ecosystem inside another, which is called fragmentation. People don’t enjoy fragmentation. Quit making duplicates of apps that have a well established audience that has no need or plan to make a switch and refocus on what matters.

krym73
krym73

And put up with Googles slack off like with Android Auto and Android Wear. No thanks. Why would a company rely completely off Google when they have the funds to make something happen on their own.

sgs2aus
sgs2aus

No prizes for predicting this will be another failure.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Should be called “littleTooLateAndWeHaveWhatsapp” lol

5770 mp
5770 mp

And telegram

pedrinho1977
pedrinho1977

They better come up with a better name.

pjm1
pjm1

maybe it will be “CRAP Chat”, to go with their Production Oreo version 🙂

gtone339
gtone339

So is this the next Chat-on app?

Thuglyf
Thuglyf

I hope it doesn’t become boring like its name. That name is horrible.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

I’m OK with Samsung trying to create their own ecosystem, but it should be up to me whether I want to keep the app or not. I don’t mind a reasonable amount of preinstalled apps, as long as I can uninstall what I don’t want.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

It is up to you.

Samarasx
Samarasx

Can’t blame Samsung for securing their own ecosystem. Apple excels at marketing because they keep showing off how everything flows in harmony between their products. Take the iPhone, install another OS and you get a worthless sheet of paper that costs $1k.
Ecosystem matters, and if Samsung decides to build it’s own independent one, I, for one, wish them the best.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Man, I’d love to get out from under Google’s and Android’s thumb.

Samarasx
Samarasx

Exactly, especially after Google proving how they are ready to screw it’s users over any given time in order to keep growing their ad revenue. Removing the ‘Search by image’ and ‘View image’ instead of excluding Getty images from their index is the worst decision Google has ever made. (Apart from removing headphone jack on their flagship?)

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

another terrible attempt. they should stay away from making apps. why on this earth they make duplicate app. I am trying hard to uninstall “galaxy app”, “my galaxy” apps from note 8.

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Not all Samsung apps are bad. Samsung Members/Samsung+ and Samsung Internet are great apps.

erizzle22
erizzle22

love samsung members, got a free movie ticket once!

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Hide the Galaxy App store and the only time it’s necessary is for Samsung device specific apps that only come through that store.

Help yourself our and solve your own problems.