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My Samsung® Galaxy S® III by Steve Schwartz

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Chatting with imo

Before texting (see Chapter 7, “Text and Multimedia Messaging”) became popular, people relied on dedicated chat programs to conduct online conversations. Many of those same programs are now available as Android apps. Unlike texting, chat messages carry no per-message surcharge and there’s no limit to the number of messages that can be exchanged in a billing cycle.

Although Google Talk is preinstalled on the Galaxy S III, you can use it to chat only with other Google/Gmail users. As an example of a general chat program with a wider audience, the rest of the chapter shows you how to use imo, a free download from Play Store/Google Play. (Downloading apps is explained in Chapter 11, “Installing and Using Applications.”) You can ...

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