Samsung delivers Passbook functionality for select Android devices
If you've been wanting an iOS Passbook clone, complete with zero NFC functionality, Samsung Wallet has you covered — provided you own a Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note or Galaxy Note II. The official Samsung application has been released through Google Play, and provides a way to manage and store things like tickets, membership cards, coupons and similar items.
The application syncs and stores your data through your Samsung apps account, making things easy for folks with multiple supported devices, and supports push messages via the Samsung push services app. Connected to other "Wallet-compliant partners apps", your details are all bundled up into one easy to find and easy to use place. Samsung isn't saying which other apps are Wallet-compliant, but at the original announcement back in February, they mentioned Expedia.com, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Walgreens, MLB and Lufthansa as US partners.
What it doesn't do is any sort of financial transactions, despite having the name Wallet.
If you've a need for this sort of thing, and have one of the few supported devices, grab it from the Google Play link above.
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