Several companies have tried to put out e-wallets, but not many have been very successful. Remember Google Wallet? Samsung threw its hat into the ring a few months ago when they released the Beta version of Samsung Wallet in the U.S., and we’re pleased to report its finally left beta and is now available for a few select Samsung Devices.
The Samsung Wallet is only similar to Google Wallet in name as the two serve totally different purposes. Google Wallet will let you pay for things with your phone via NFC while the Samsung Wallet is akin to Apple’s Passbook for iOS. This means you’ll be able to store tickets, membership cards, and coupons on your Samsung device for easy access. While the Samsung Wallet app has left the Beta stage, you’ll only be able to get it if you own a Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note or Note II. With the insane amount of phones Samsung has floating about it, shouldn’t be long before more devices gain access to the app.
At launch, the Samsung Wallet app will be supported by MLB, Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Walgreens, Booking.com, and Lufthansa with more retailers expected to follow sooner than later. The Samsung Wallet app is available to download for free on Google Play if you own one of the aforementioned devices and want to take it for a spin.