Samsung unveiled its Samsung Wallet application earlier this year, which would bring the power of Apple’s Passbook to a number of the company’s Galaxy devices. Samsung Wallet launched in beta just a few months ago, but today, the application has been made available on Google Play for a wider variety of U.S. customers to download.
Samsung Wallet is only available to select Galaxy devices, which includes the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2. If you own one of those devices and have always wanted to use something like Passbook on your device, know that the application currently doesn’t have many retailers accepting it. When Samsung Wallet was first announced, Samsung said the application would be supported by Walgreens, MLB, Expedia.com, Booking.com and Hotels.com.
If you’re a Galaxy owner and have no idea why you should download Samsung Wallet, you should know the application serves as a way to keep all of your tickets, such as movie and boarding passes, in one easy-to-find location. Wallet will also be able to receive shopping offers as well as loyalty card coupons, so long as it’s from a retailer Samsung has partnered with.