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Experts Divided On Fortnite's Avoidance Of Google Play Store

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Epic Games' decision to circumvent the Google Play Store with its upcoming release of Fortnite for Android is still polarizing the gaming industry as not even individual app insight companies appear to be able to reach an internal consensus on the matter. One such firm is Apptopia whose founder and COO Jonathan Kay and communications lead Adam Blacker already had a lot of back-and-forth over the surprising development, as the former recently revealed in a Medium article.
“The move feels more like a PR stunt than an actual well thought out business decision,” argues Mr. Kay, pointing to...
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Google Play shows warning to anyone searching for Fortnite APKs

7 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

The arrival of Fortnite on Android has not only been eagerly awaited, but also steeped in controversy. In addition to making the game a Samsung exclusive , Epic Games decided to bypass Google Play and host APK downloads on its own servers. But this isn't going to stop people looking for Fortnite in the Play Store. Google is well aware of this, and that there is the potential for fake, scam apps to appear, tricking users into downloading something malicious. As such, the company is taking action, and is showing a warning to anyone who searches...
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You can now sign up to play Fortnite for Android on non-Samsung devices

You can now sign up to play Fortnite for Android on non-Samsung devices

7 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

If you've been patiently waiting to have a go at Fortnite on Android on your mobile phone, then get yourself to the Epic Games website , where you can sign up for the beta - though you might still have to wait a while for the invite to filter through. Having originally been restricted to Samsung phones, including the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 9 , the game can now be played on a host of other Android devices, including phones from Google, LG, Razer, Essential, Nokia, OnePlus and several others. Check the sign up page to see if your device is included. How long you'll have to hang on for...
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Fortnite Android Beta Lands On Non-Samsung Handsets

7 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Many have been waiting for the Fortnite Android beta to arrive on non-Samsung devices. The Android port of the popular game had been exclusively released for Samsung smartphones for a few days after the Galaxy Note 9's announcement on August 9th. The beta is now available for devices from other manufacturers but there's a catch.
It was previously confirmed by Epic Games that it will not be distributing the title through the Google Play Store. Android users will have to download the Fortnite Installer application from Epic's website which will then download the game on their devices. It was...
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