Microsoft may have taken longer than expected to roll out its latest operating system Windows 10 Mobile to eligible devices but it is all set to add a new feature to the OS. It has now emerged that the software anniversary update called "Redstone 1" this summer will witness introduction of a new app.
According to a report by WindowsCentral, Microsoft will unveil Wallet 2.0 app along with NFC Tap to Pay with the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update that may happen sometime this summer. The app works with credit or debit card, or loyalty or membership card.
The Tap to Pay feature works only in the United States at the moment, so it is very likely to be made available in the country when launched. Payments with Wallet 2.0 are currently supported by merchants like AAA, AARP, Ace Hardware, AMC Theater, American Eagle, Outfitters, Barnes & Nobile, Best Buy, BevMo!, Big Lots, Bloomingdales, Cabela's, Champ Sports, Chico's, Craftsman, CVS Pharmacy, DSW, Eddie Bauer, Finish Line, Fred Meyer, GameStop, GNC, IKE, iPic Theaters, JCPenney, Lowes, Office Depot, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Panera Bread, Petco, Petsmart, Pro Sports Club, QFC, Red Robin, Regal Cinemas, REI, Rite Aid, Safeway, Sports Authority, Staples, Stop and Shop, The Body Shop, Toys (& Babies) R Us, Ulta, Walgreens, and YMCA.
Microsoft devices that currently run Windows 10 Mobile operating system include Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 550. The company has also announced that the software has been made available to the Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8.1 like the Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Lumia 830, Lumia 735, Lumia 730, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 640, Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM), Lumia 540, Lumia 535, Lumia 532, Lumia 435, and Lumia 430.1.