my Line


I’ve been asking a few of my friends to install “Line“, ya, it’s a funny apps name, whenever I type “Line”, I find it too simple to type…
well, if you’ve used Viber before, then you’ll know what I mean, basically it’s once of those text/voice chat apps that one can install on his/her smartphone, started from iOS, (though it’s more meant for iPhone, but then, I could install it on iPod, or iPad, unlike bloody whatspp, which you really have to have an iPhone to install it!)
and eventually made available in android phones…
yes, I’m having an android,
I’ve tried to move my Viber (from iPod) to android before, however, as what one of my friends mentioned, Viber “caused” his android OS “shaky”, and that he uninstalled it…
so, I tried Viber on my android, I think it’s 2.1 or older, unupgradeable…
and yes, it froze my screen, and my subsequent apps a couple of time, that the only thing I could do,
was a reboot!
after trying twice, (ie. install, uninstall, give it a chance, install and then uninstall, for good!)
I’ve decided to call it quit!
then~~ along, came “Line”.. ooh~~ what more to say, it’s by Japanese~~~~~ yatta~~~
I tried on iPod, it’s not made for big screen like iPad, though you can just install and use it, just like Viber…
it’s good, though I couldn’t tell the difference or any extra “perks” offered by Line as compared to Viber…
ok ok… if I were to say something,
it’s better and more pleasant background,
and it’s this “sticker” things, ie. emoticons, smileys, and bla bla bla…
and guess what? one of my friends love using it, as compared to Viber, simply because of this “addons”, ie. emoticons, japanese style, some silly icons, bla bla bla…
cos, when one is out of idea of what to type to somebody, see!! since it’s free, and you just have to use it, and when you’re so bored… you just wanna send something (cos, it’s free!), but you just don’t know what to send, what to write…
you just send some silly stickers to the other person…
and yes, that’s the crap I get… but seems like there’re people enjoying it! right??
that’s the “perks” of naver’s Line, then, if you ask me…
here, naver’s Line on top, vs. Viber…
can you really tell the difference?? now… I can’t… besides what I’ve mentioned…
however, on system wise, I opt for Line, cos, it’s compatible (ooh, how long I’ve not used this word) to my old android…. and there,
Viber, I’ve to say “bye” to you…
what more to say, one of my other friends, who uses Viber to text chat with me every day (oh, if my mom’s still around, I bet I’ll get her to do the same thing too!)
see, but she uses Viber on iPad, and I’m urging her to upgrade her iOS… ie. iOS 5.0, then,
she’ll have the built-in messaging things, which again, is great… (that I shall blog, next round!)
which is Apple’s own iOS’ iMessage…
if she’s on that…
then, yes, I’ll ditch Viber for good,
while Line, and Whatsapp stay with my android…
cos, I’d like to centralise most of my “communication” apps in my android… ^_^ (ooh! centralise, another word I’ve not been using for a looooooooong time!)
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9 thoughts on “my Line

  1. Hi,

    This is a member of the Viber Development Team.

    It’s very important for us to hear our user’s feedback.

    Viber is compatible with Android 2.1 on some devices… What device do you use?

    In addition, we have released Viber 2.1.2 with major bug fixed and a lot of new feature.
    We’d be happy if you try it out and let us know what you think. 🙂

    Thanks,
    Viber Team

    1. garmin-asus A10,
      which I’m not sure of the android version, but I think it can only support up to android 2.1 and that’s all,
      my friend’s HTC legend, he’s the one who first told me the issue, and I didn’t believe, till I install again,
      and seriously, I need to reboot my device, whenever it starts syncing, unless, I disable the auto-sync function, which means, it’ll also automatically stop syncing my gogole account.

      by the way,
      for your information too,
      on my iPod, Gen2,
      after upgrading all apps, including viber of course,
      I seriously can never see the “send” button, ie. I can type msg, but then, I can’t send it out,
      that’s the thing…
      that’s why, sorry to say, I’ve to ditch viber…

      1. You are describing 2 different bugs here…

        Viber does not officially support Garmin-Asus A10 device at this atage (it is stated in our official website), and unfortunately it doesn’t support iPod 2G (but only 2G and above).

        We are continuously working to improve Viber, and hopefully we’ll fix the problems you are describing soon. We recommend you to keep trying the new versions that are released, and also to follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates.

        We thank you again for this review and we welcome your questions and comments!

        Viber.

      2. that’s the thing…
        but then since naver’s line works absolutely fine with the two devices that I am owning…
        I am wondering how can they do that…

        anyway… hope your nee versions will have distinguishably outstanding features…
        hehehehehehehe…

        but of course, I’ll prefer viber over Skype then… 🙂

  2. Well, thank you for the great review!

    Also, I would like to ask you one thing. I’m using the app on my iPod Touch 4. The chat works amazingly well, but for the voice call, i can never use it. Is it possible to make a voice call via iPod? Or the feature is available for smartphones only? Thanks!

    1. yes it’s possible,
      but then, for voice call, it works best over wifi (or your ADSL, depending on the quality of your service provider)
      so far, in my country, 3G still sucks, though, it’s made such a big hoo-hah~
      I’ve tried, over wifi, so far so good…
      I’ve tried with friend, me – wifi, him – 3G, bad!

      on iPod Touch 4, I’m sure you can definitely use it as you’re using a phone,
      on my old iPod Gen2, sad thing is, it doesn’t have a built-in mic, therefore I need to get 1 set of earpphone/mic that’s compatible (which I managed to get) and used it when doing voice call… still, result’s expectedly ok…

      and just lately, sad to say, using Naver’s Line,
      hm… over wifi,
      the voice call sucks… so, in the end, we still still back to the conventional ones, ie. SKYPE… @_@

    2. @Flickr –
      You should be able to use Viber on your iPod-Touch 4 to make calls without any problem (naturally, you need a headset with a microphone, so the other side can hear you). What problem exactly are you facing?
      Did you make sure to download the latest version of Viber from AppStore?

  3. As of today… I hate to say, on my ipod touch gen2, somehow, for some reason, viber outruns naver’s line for this time… Line does kick me out of the apps after a while, and it “feels” a little bit slow… just slow… don’t know why… then kicks me out of the apps, and yesterday I was trying to make calls via Line, nope, I can’t call, and even the other person, with iPhone 5, called me back, nope, failed to connect… so, I resolved back to using Viber… and it works like a charm… hm!! What’s wrong with you, Line? Expanding too fast izit? What more to say, now that Viber’s expanded to blackberry platform already… hm…

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