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Apr 12, 2001

Three years after Apple released walkie-talkie functionality for the Apple Watch, Samsung has released a similar app for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.


Samsung released the app via the Google Play Store, which was first spotted by XDA Developers. Similar to Apple's own Apple Watch app, Samsung says its walkie-talkie app allows users to "have instant conversations, just like if they were using a walkie-talkie." While the Apple Watch only allows two people to join in on a conversation, Samsung's iteration allows for "two or more users."

Samsung only lists the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic as compatible with the new app. Screenshots of the app on the Play Store reveal a similar interface to Apple's walkie-talkie, featuring a large button to tap and hold to talk.

Article Link: Samsung Galaxy Watch Gets Walkie-Talkie App Similar to Apple Watch Feature


May 27, 2017
Last time I checked Samsung isn’t the only company that makes displays, won’t be long now till apple tell them where to go, they’ll be making their own screens soon.

And Samsung is making the NAND flash in your iPhone. They are also making the LPDDR DRAM.


macrumors 604
Jan 7, 2014
In between a rock and a hard place
Last time I checked Samsung isn’t the only company that makes displays, won’t be long now till apple tell them where to go, they’ll be making their own screens soon.
Apple is not a manufacturer. They won't be making their own screens or anything else for that matter. Components are a high volume, low margin enterprise. That ain't what Apple does. It's what they farm out to others.
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macrumors 68000
Apr 25, 2017
Hmmm wonder what other ideas Sam skunk wants to steal from ?Apple
Including a known feature not protected by IPR is not stealing. Apple is the expert on including features that other have invented years, decades or centuries (clock) millennia ago (pulse)


macrumors regular
May 29, 2020
It's nice when it works...I say it fails at least 20-25% of the time.
I don't use it a ton, but you're right it does not always work (although in my experience, not as bad as 25%)... Part of the issue I think, is that if the other person doesn't notice the chirp and raise their wrist, then there's no way for the sender to know if the person was unresponsive, or if their watch flubbed it... it just says "unavailable."
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 7, 2020
I completely forgot my Apple Watch had this feature.
I used it once with a friend for giggles.

My wife finally got an Apple Watch this weekend and she has ZERO interest in activating it so we can use it.


macrumors 603
Mar 16, 2012
Manchester, UK
Always following the leader ?‍♂️?
Samsung had to wait for the technology to be mature enough to be used on their watches :)
Without uncle Samsung you were now looking to a black screen iPhone. (Apple uses Samsung OLEDs on their phones and watches).
iPhones are also packed with Samsung lPDDR DRAM and Samsung NAND flash…

Apparently, the leader made you his slave ?
Samsung does manufacture the displays for the iPhone ( like Foxconn manicures the iPhones) Apple designs the displays down to the atom and calibrates them to their specific requirements. If you though Apple just slaps some "Galaxy" displays on the iPhones you are mistaking.
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