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Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play

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The userbase of Android is much higher than iOS so even if the Google Play Store doesn't charge fees as high as Apple, its still a huge loss for the company, at least $50 million as suggested by data analysts.

Internet security experts usually urge mobile phone users to only download apps from official stores like Google Play and Apple's App Store.

The warning does not appear if you search for Fortnite on the desktop version of the Play Store.

Epic Games and Samsung also provided a list of devices that will be compatible with Fortnite Beta. That's easy to do if you're a Fortnite fan with an iOS device.

Yesterday, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9, choosing to focus on a wide variety of features for an upgrade instead of the device's overall external design. However, for Android users, that won't be an option.

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Fortnite for Android beta is now available, but not on the Play Store. That 30 percent revenue cut is the same for Google Play. Will going off market plunge you into Android gloom?

Epic has shared a few more details about the upcoming Android release of Fortnite.

Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways. Malware can also come bundled with the actual official Android version of the game downloaded from an unofficial third-party. The company looked to target two birds with one stone as it upgraded the S-Pen and made sure that Fortnite for Android became an exclusive for the Note 9.

By now, everyone who's been paying attention to news about Fortnite on Android knows that it'll only be available via Epic's site after the Samsung exclusivity period ends, and not on the Play Store.

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