Samsung doesn't want to wait on Google, and builds its own ticket hub Wallet
0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2013, 12:11 posted on
Every platform has its own version of a Wallet these days. Apple's iOS has Passbook, Microsoft's Windows Phone has the Wallet Hub, and Google's Android has Google Now (and Google Wallet to an extent as well.) Now, Samsung wants in on the game. Sammy doesn't seem to want to wait on Google to get things together and has introduced its own ticket hub called (obviously) Samsung Wallet...
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1. yyuu1000 (Posts: 163; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
stop samsung just work with google because you are mothing with out andriod
21. joey_sfb (Posts: 4575; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Does not matter, i will go with whatever that work better for me plus it must be supported by other Android OEMs as well as an open standard.
3. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
This looks like a pretty direct clone of Apple's passbook. The functionality seems exactly same and the graphics are similar in a lot of ways. This looks like even more of a copy than S Voice was to Siri. I don't see why Samsung has to constantly do this, the Galaxy S line didn't sell because of what they copied from Apple, imo, but they did copy quite a bit.
5. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
It's not copying. It's inspired by Apple. The NFC chip in the Samsung phone makes them different.
6. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
It's copying, adding NFC doesn't change that. Most places like Starbucks and Walgreens can just scan the barcode on the screen, NFC doesn't add anything valuable to that.
9. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Typical ripoff by crapsung. Oh, when will those koreans will do something on their own? Crapsung arena decided to ignore its similarity to passbook unlike verge and other sites pointed it out. This blog has turned into crapsung blog. I'm leaving PA good luck with promoting s**tsung - cheapass korean co. that never invented a crap.
17. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Surely enough apples passbook was a complete new idea right lol
28. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
Apple passbook is a copy of Google Wallet and Google Wallet is somewhat a copy of other(w/c im not sure)
but pls stop saying those copying issue..
everything in this world is mobilized by being inspired by others and bring the best from it..
24. Hemlocke (unregistered)
NFC is not utilized by the Wallet.
12. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
So if Apple is inspired, copies and changes things to call innovation is ok, but another company does same is wrong?, I wonder were you've been but the Galaxy S line sold by the bucket loads, Galaxy S3 just won the best phone at MWC Barcelona 2013.
This is just another wallet for Samsung users so get over it, you think only iOS users are allowed to use passbook?
13. Ninetysix (Posts: 2036; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Ah yes..it's the best phone :) Are you aware of this thread in XDA forums?
450+ ...More and more S3s dying each day that passes. RIP.
15. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
And they are all been replaced no question asked, shame on you!, every electronic gadget is vulnerable, there's always gonna be bad batches, you wanna tell me there are no iphones that died after sales?
18. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
A thousand plus defect s3 out of 40+ million is really small that's less than 1%..if this sas a huge issue you world see it in the millions
22. Whateverman (Posts: 3237; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Hold on a second... Doesn't EVERY iPhone running 6.0 and up currently have a security issue with the lock screen?
23. Ninetysix (Posts: 2036; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
We should be concerned because? I'm running 6.0. Go ahead and perform this security issue on my phone.
25. Whateverman (Posts: 3237; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Does your lack of concern mean there is no issue? Your point was that thousands of iPhone would not be affected by an issue, but clearly you're wrong because there are MILLIONS. Nothing is perfect, not the GS3, the HTC one, the 920, and not the iPhone.
26. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
the resemblance to Passbook is that there are rectangles, vertically aligned. Point taken. However, within that framework, even visually, there are more differences than similarities. Compared to Passbook, Samsung's Wallet:
a) Does not contain overlapping items
b) Does not extend to the sides
c) Does not have logos
d) Does not have gradient treatment
e) Does not have any lighting effects
e) Does have control icons on the items in list view
f) Does contain horizontal groupings
g) Does have separate items flowing off the left and the right sides.
they have one similarity, unless you feel the broad concept of a vertical list of rectangles is Apple's private property.
29. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
You are just completely ignoring the major similarities. The functionality and design are just completely copied, and the graphics are very similar. There was nothing stopping Samsung from coming up with an original implementation, but they didn't, they just copied Apple's. They also really don't need you to apologize for them and make up excuses, they have a legal team for that.
4. JunitoNH (Posts: 1351; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Oh yeah....another Samsung innovation!!!!
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5392; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
This is a dumb idea, Google is already solving this issue, they should be making Google push their apps outside the US ecosystem instead of waisting resources.... Look at how much of a gimic S-voive was ...