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Samsung has dropped Samsung Wallet into the Play Store, an app previously only available through Samsung Apps on devices such as the Galaxy S4, Note 2, and Galaxy S3. We first heard about the offering back at this year's Mobile World Congress, and its functionality hasn't changed from what was promised. This remains Samsung's answer to Apple's Passbook, just easier to find than before.

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The app functions like a digital wallet, holding coupons, tickets, and gift cards from select partners. This won't replace physical wallets though, as it's not integrated with an actual payment system, nor is there NFC integration in anyway. Still, Samsung Wallet does support importing from other applications, and it's packed with quite a few features.

Key Features:

  • Optimized for HD and Full-HD Samsung devices
  • Store and manage tickets, coupons, mobile boarding passes and membership cards in one convenient place
  • Offers 5 default categories for easy management of Tickets. You can also add categories for more personalization.
  • Customizable time and location-based reminders to show the Tickets at the right time and place.
  • Synchronize all your Tickets to multiple devices using Samsung account
  • Receive and store Co-marketing offers
  • Create your own tickets manually by using ‘Create my ticket’ feature
  • Discover grocery coupons and digitally save them to loyalty card of participating groceries

Samsung Wallet is available for free, but don't be surprised if you're greeted with "This app is incompatible with all of your devices." The name kind of gives it away.

Thanks.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Lupe Fiasco

    Good, they can keep the app as an Exclusive. 2 Things, 1. They must either have a horrible photoshop team or their using a weird version of Stock Android. 2. The app looks like a horrible blend of Holo & iOS.

    • Daniel Juranec

      holo? not even close...

      • Lupe Fiasco

        Yeah, it's mainly looks like iOS but it has a touch of Holo in there with the "Alphabetical" drop down button though.

    • Guest

      I'm still confused as to why people are dumb enough to expect an OEM that skins almost the entire Android OS with TouchWiz to make everything look like anything but TouchWiz. They use their own design language, which I personally prefer to Stock Android (have always thought Stock was ugly, Holo has not changed that). I'm serious, did you actually expect Samsung to release an app that looks completely unlike their own stock apps? S Planner (Calendar), S Memo, etc. all share similar design cues. Why would you expect this to be any different?

  • Nelson Wasiuk

    isn't available in Brazil... US Only??

    • http://jamieellis.co.cc/ Jamie Ellis

      Possibility or the Samsung Intern did not update the manifest (UK Device not working either)

      • Nelson

        Damn interns, I can't see their movements.Lol

  • Tom Scott

    Might want to note that "Samsung Devices" doesn't apply to Google Edition S4's...

    I just tried to install it on mine, but no dice.

    • ithehappy

      Yeah right, that's why I hate half British half American stuffs and will never buy a hotch-potch like that.

    • Ryan O’Neill

      Title should probably say "Exclusive to Touchwiz Devices" ;)

  • Mario

    Works fine on my S4.

  • jayray78

    Not compatible with my Samsung made GNEX....darn.

  • Alex P.

    Not compatible with my Canadian Note II.
    Muhahahaha!:)

  • http://jamieellis.co.cc/ Jamie Ellis

    Not available (labeled incompatible) with an UK "Samsung" Galaxy S3 (Vodafone Firmware!) I9300

  • Floris

    WHOOO even samsung employees dislike the touchwiz look, just take a look at the status bar!! Hilarious

    • http://jamieellis.co.cc/ Jamie Ellis

      Taste of what is to come (Samsung wise)?

      • TVFWNL

        Probably, no. They will change the status bar to white first, and the font will be like this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EvuEdS8TpsU/UVW7GLXHBxI/AAAAAAAABj0/PAn0dVJjk_w/s400/4781851487_06b2aa3912.jpg

        • Nathan Borup

          ewww... that looks disgusting

          • TVFWNL

            I see a LOT of people using this font on their Samsung phones..

          • Nathan Borup

            No offense, but they have no taste whatsoever... that literally hurts my eyes to look at

          • mesmorino

            I seriously doubt that it literally hurts your eyes to look at.

          • Ivaylo Stoyanov

            If they like it looking that way, I don't see a problem.

  • Tykin

    Wow, Samsung apps are ugly.

  • Jooyoung Hong

    wow no support for GT-i9505G ........

  • Havoc70

    LOL Not compatible with my Samsung Galaxy Note II..Now thats funny

  • Name

    No dice for At$t Note 2...

    • jak_341

      Nor VZW Note 2.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Compatible with nothing else but... Fuhu Nabi Jr 4GB.

    Lolwut? http://i.imgur.com/zDjyBXq.png

    • Floris

      You know, the secret is that this app is intented for children, to play as if they can use Google Wallet..

      • Guest

        Issue is, Isis Mobile Wallet (in the US) does all the Loyalty, Payments, Offers, etc. and will have better adoption here than this.
        Also, as long as these apps require you to install a third party app for almost every type of thing you want to track, they'll always be fundamentally useless.
        The only reason why I'd use something like this is if it integrated with my accounts on the services level (similar to how Microsoft integrates 3rd party services with Microsoft Account) and gave me the information that way. For tracking flights you're better off using Google Now, and you're better off probably using Google Maps/Offers for that stuff.
        Does not support enough Loyalty Cards to be useful for that. No payments, etc.
        It just isn't all that useful.
        Will wait for the Nationwide Isis roll-out, and then put a Serve card on that instead...

    • TSON1

      why does this happen with like all of their apps

  • Jonathan Campbell

    Ridiculous.. no vzw note 2 compatibility.

  • Funem

    Must be region specific as it not for any of my Sammy devices, S3's etc

  • thomas2

    Samsung is becoming more annoying by the day. They want to become another closed Apple-like company *whithin* the Android ecosystem.

  • Олег Цой

    Says not compatible with my ATT Note2.

  • Ryan Stuckmaier

    Ha, showed as compatible with my Acer A500. Judging by the article I can't imagine what I'd do with this though...

  • BB BB

    MIA in Canada

  • Tony Sarju

    I just installed it on my SGS3 running a custom ROM. The apps sucks. It doesn't function properly without some underlying Samsung OS framework.

  • Ivaylo Stoyanov

    Not compatible with my S4 and my Note II. I suppose it's US only, right?

    • Guest

      Installed fine on my GS3 (VZW).
      Uninstalled immediately as its usefulness is not great right now and it requires third party app installations for all supported ticket types. A shame, since I have a short round trip flight next week and an Amtrak reservation as well. It could have come in some use. Let's hope Google Now works for that, though...

  • S4 Active

    Not even S4 Active (international version).
    Well done boys...

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