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Whatever the case is, Google's open-source ideology will cost it $50 million over the course of the year should Epic not bring Fortnite on the Play Store.

Thing is, the company that created it, Epic Games, just announced that it won't be publishing it via Google Play, the market where most users - in the Western hemisphere, anyway - get most of their apps.

The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store. No-name developers often blatantly rip off aspects of popular games like their names and app icons off, misleading people who don't know better to install them.

Malicious developers have already been targeting Android users looking to download Fortnite. There is a chance that it will even surpass what we've witnessed thus far, based on factors such as the game's increasing popularity, the growing impact of each new season's Battle Pass on revenue (these release every 10 weeks), and the potential for players in countries where both Google Play and the iOS version are not available to directly download the APK and spend in the game.

Epic Games and Samsung also provided a list of devices that will be compatible with Fortnite Beta. Epic has to share 30 percent of those purchases made on iOS devices with Apple due to the terms of the App Store.

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All Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 users will get an exclusive Fortnite Galaxy skin that can help them stand apart in the game.

The reason the company behind Fortnite has made a decision to release the game on Android without the Play store is simple: money.

Malware could infect Android users looking to play Fortnite in a myriad of ways.

Google's release of Android 9 Pie yesterday brought with it the final release of an update that has been seeing steady developer preview releases for months now and while it came earlier than many had expected, it's great to see any big Android update arrive. Fortnite Android is one of - if not the - most talked about apps available today, and the battle royale trend has been around for a while.


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