• Google will lose $50 million or more in 2018 from Fortnite bypassing the Play Store

    9 days ago - By N4G

    When Fortnite Battle Royale launched on Android, it made an unusual choice: it bypassed Google Play in favor of offering the game directly from Epic Games own website.
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  • Downloading Fortnite on Android? Be Careful!

    Downloading Fortnite on Android? Be Careful!

    9 days ago - By Geek

    Last week, we reported that the Android version of Fortnite would not be available on the Google Play store. We detailed why Epic Games decided to forgo Google's store in order to maintain...
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  • Google will lose out on $50 million in 2018 because of Fortnite skipping the Play Store

    Google will lose out on $50 million in 2018 because of Fortnite skipping the Play Store

    9 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Fortnite's rollout on Android continues to be interesting. First, the game is set to bypass the Google Play store in favour of Epic hosting the APK directly on its website. According to a recent study by app analytics firm Sensor Tower , this decision will result in Google losing out on approximately $50 million over the course of the next year. This is due to the fact that Google will be shut out of the 30 percent cut it typically takes from developers that sell their apps, subscriptions and in-app purchases through the Play Store. The average game or app would never be successful with...
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  • Google Contacts App Update Adds All-White Material Theme

    Google Contacts App Update Adds All-White Material Theme

    9 days ago - By Android Headlines

    The Google Contacts Android app is currently in the process of receiving a new update via the Google Play Store which brings the version up to 3.0. The update itself does not seem to add anything new in terms of functionality, besides the usual bug fixes and improvements, although it does fairly drastically change the look of the app.
    This is due to the Contacts app now getting more of a ‘Material Design 2' makeover where the primary changes come from the adoption of a new Material theme. Which in the case of Google, means more white everywhere. As a result, the Contacts app is now even...
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  • Google Play warns users it doesn't carry Fortnite Battle Royale

    Google Play warns users it doesn't carry Fortnite Battle Royale

    9 days ago - By The Verge

    Google is warning Android users that it doesn't carry Fortnite Battle Royale in the Play Store. If you search for Fortnite in the Play Store, it will return a notice from Google. “Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play,” the sign says, likely as a clarification to users, as first spotted by 9to5Google .
    By saying upfront that the Play Store doesn't have Fortnite , Google is attempting to protect unknowing users who might download some malicious clone of the app.
    Epic Games requires users who want to run Fortnite on Android to download an APK of the beta...
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  • Google Play searches now warn that Fortnite isn't hosted in the store

    Google Play searches now warn that Fortnite isn't hosted in the store

    9 days ago - By Gamasutra

    Google has added a small disclosure at the top of Google Play searches for Fortnite, cautioning players that the game they†™re probably searching for isn†™t actually hosted on Google Play. ...
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