Samsung's own messaging app, ChatON, has been given a significant upgrade in time for the launch of their forthcoming Galaxy Note 2 handset.
Adding animated emoticons and animated messages to the usual instant messaging feature set, Samsung also offer a host of extra downloadable cartoons to add to your messages, meaning you'll never run out of fresh smileys to send.
ChatON also offers an Enhanced Group Chat option that lets you send messages to multiple buddies at once, letting you have a proper conversation with a bunch of mates on-the-go, on your handset, no matter where you may all be. Whether it being organising a night out, or sending a birthday message to an old chum, ChatON allows you to make messages more colourful than with any other instant messaging service.
Messages sent through ChatON aren't just limited to interactions between other users with the app downloaded. The "Trunk" feature acts as a content sharing box, where ChatON users can leave comments and even share messages with other sites, such as the ridiculously popular Facebook social network.
If you like to keep a track of just how influential you are among your mates, there's also the Interaction Rank system built in, which lets users check how often their pals are interacting with each other, and whose posts are being the most shared.
Available now in 120 countries and 66 languages, ChatON is available not just to Android mobile owners however, but also to iPhone, BlackBerry owners too.