Samsung launched its own iMessage clone called ChatON for Android in October, and now the app has launched for iPhone.
So what does this mean exactly?
It means that Android and iPhone users can now text each other for free, since these “texts” go over your phone’s data connection.
This has been possible using cross-platform apps like WhatsApp until now, but WhatsApp and other competitors cost money and are not built by phone manufacturers like Apple or Samsung.
ChatON is different from iMessage in a few key ways:
Unlike iMessage, which automatically works between iPhones inside your Messages app, ChatON is an app unto itself. Also, ChatON has a nice feature coming which enables you to chat with friends using only your web browser.
Click here to grab ChatON for free from the App Store.