Samsung updates ChatON with Olympic buddy feature, tells the latest on London 2012 games

July 28, 2012
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Who needs real life friends when you have all your virtual buddies online and available to chat with 24/7, right? If you’re rather partial to Samsung’s ChatON instant messaging app, the phone maker has just updated the app with more features and bug fixes.

The first thing you probably notice when you load the app is the new ChatON logo, but the other changes do go beyond skin deep. Being one of the major sponsors of the 2012 Summer Olympics, it’s only natural for the company to try and bring the excitement over to customers. Hence, you can now befriend an Olympic buddy on ChatON to get the latest on the epic competition.

From checking for daily schedules, and seeing which country is on top on the medal tables, to getting breaking news when Michael Phelps breaks yet another world record – leave it all to your Olympic buddy to bring them to you.

If you’re running ChatON on a phone, here’s what else you can expect to see on the new version:

  • Walkie-talkie
  • Skin/Bubble download
  • Typing status
  • Edit buddy’s name
  • Image zoom-in/out

And here’s the rest of the change log for tablet owners:

  • Animation Emoticons
  • Buddy Suggestion
  • Send documents
  • App Lock

Samsung’s ChatON doesn’t discriminate when it comes to people’s choice of mobile platforms. The app works on iOS and BlackBerry devices as well, so feel free to share the Olympic excitement with all your Android and non-Android buddies. Get the app now from Google Play Store.

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