Google could miss out on $50 million following Fortnite snub

Google could miss out on $50 million following Fortnite snub

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Samsung gained exclusive rights to the Android version of Fortnite for its phones and tablets for three days, with the game having released last week during the Galaxy Note 9 launch event.

Google could miss out on a $50 million payday this year alone as a result of Epic Games' decision not to distribute Fortnite for Android through the Play Store. Searchers are also advised that Fortnite rival PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is available to download.

As Epic Games made a decision to skip the Play Store, users will need to first download the Fortnite launcher from the company's website. These apps could take advantage of Fortnite's absence from the Play Store and try and scam users. Like, now. And anyone who buys the new Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will get access to the free Samsung Galaxy outfit. Once they're finished sideloading the launcher app, they should now be able to download the 1.88GB game without a problem.

What would really be unpleasant, though, is if you (or I) download some kind of malware disguised as a modified Fortnite.APK. What type of Android device you're using will determine where and how you install the game.

At this point, whether you're a gamer or not, there's a good chance that you've at least heard about Fortnite.

However, there's one way to play Fortnite on Android presently -a flagship Samsung Galaxy device. Once the installation completes, users will be able to sign in and start playing. In fact, they may not even know that you can get Android apps outside of the Play Store. As 9to5 Google notes, the Fortnite Installer includes a post-installation notification reminding users to "make your device as secure as possible" by disabling the permissions that Fortnite itself required to be installed. Because the game is offered outside of the hardware's main storefront, make sure you are not downloading from anywhere dubious.

  • Terrell Bush