Google Makes Embarrassing Error Following Fortnite Android Release

How To Get Android 9 Pie Digital Wellbeing Feature On Essential Phone, OnePlus 6 Right Now

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. The move was spurred by the revenue cut taken by the Mountain View company on its distribution platform, which Epic CEO Tim Sweeney felt was unjustified, but it generated a wave of concerns regarding security since it made it easier for fans of the game to fall for scams or download potentially harmful files.

When Epic Games launched Fortnite on Android earlier this week, it did so in an unprecedented manner. Pirated and stolen versions of apps are often released via APK's.

Google does, however, have a beta version of the feature available for anyone who owns a Pixel or Pixel 2 device and is willing to sign up, and thanks to the folks over at XDA-Developers, there is also a way to ignore all that and get it running on other Android 9 Pie devices, too. For the time being, Google is just trying to make sure you don't end up downloading something that just looks like Fortnite in the Play Store. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store. Epic has to share 30 percent of those purchases made on iOS devices with Apple due to the terms of the App Store. Following Fortnite's success on Android other game developers will also follow suit.

Epic Games confirmed that it would be coming to Android "this summer", but then it all went a bit quiet, leaving Android users scrambling for any info they could on when they might get their hands on it. Check out our guide below to see how to install Fortnite for Android.

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