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Epic Games is handling the distribution itself, so searches for Fortnite in the Play Store turn up a lot of junk that isn't the game.

Fortnite is the biggest mobile game release since Pokemon GO, but unlike Pokemon GO, you can't download it from the Google Play Store. The game is available on PC and Mac, home consoles like Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, and even launched on iOS earlier in March for iPhone and iPad users. Videos such as the one shown above show how tantalisingly close you are to playing a great third-person shooter on your tiny device. The first is easy for owners of compatible Galaxy phones who can simply download it from the Galaxy Apps store. The latter bit was a direct appeal to gamers and Epic Games' partnership with Samsung will not go down with Google.

The message doesn't actually tell users where they can "safely" download the game, nor the status of the game as a beta, and as an exclusive for Samsung devices for the time being.

The reason the company behind Fortnite has chose to release the game on Android without the Play store is simple: money. That 30 percent revenue cut is the same for Google Play. Unofficial AOSP Android Pie Custom ROM for LG Nexus 5x Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started.

Fortnite finally comes to Android!

"Digital Wellbeing is now available in Beta Preview for devices running Android 9.0", the app's listing on the Google Play Store notes. You can toggle these apps on to permanently stay in your app drawer or just add a simple home screen shortcut.

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