Samsung has been all about competing these days. They have shown their prowess in competition with the continued success of the Galaxy S series of devices, among other Galaxy products. They haven’t stopped there though. Just about every single Galaxy smartphone or tablet or even phablet carries preloaded Samsung apps that compete (or attempt to) with Google’s apps like calendar, mail, hangouts, games, and the Play Store etc. Of course, let’s not forget about two other major offerings from Samsung Apps, like S-Voice and Media Hub. Now one of the newest products they may be looking to compete against Google with could be the Samsung Galaxy Card, which seems to be a direct competitor to Google Wallet.
What exactly is the Samsung Galaxy Card? So far we have no idea, but it seems to be Samsung’s version of a product that attempts to forge the path into the future of how we purchase things, in the form of mobile payments. Other mobile payment systems have already been offering things like this to customers for a little while now, among them are companies like PayPal, Google with Google Wallet Cards, and now ISIS which is supposed to be launching at all the major U.S. Carriers. If Samsung is to compete with these other currently available options, they’ll have to offer something fairly compelling that will grab consumers attention and win their allegiance.
As Samsung continues to seemingly separate themselves a little from Google and the Android OS, this is just one more move to help them do so. One day we could see a phone from Samsung that runs the Tizen OS, and has all the current Samsung Apps that we know of and see today, while utilizing mobile payments through a product like the Samsung Galaxy Card. While it’s still too early to tell what the Galaxy Card may be and what it may be for, it seems Samsung wants a piece of the pie in the Mobile Payment realm. If the Galaxy Card turns out to be a Mobile Payment card like Google Wallet, would you use it? Let us know what you think in the comments.