• Moto Face Unlock App Hits Google Play Store

    5 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Motorola on Thursday released its Moto Face Unlock app on the Google Play Store. Already part of the native apps package for several of the most recent Motorola devices, Moto Face Unlock is a free app that allows users to unlock their phones by simply looking at their selfie cameras. While the dedicated Play Store page states that the app is compatible with devices running Android 8.0 or higher, it seems that, at the moment, only owners of Moto G6 , Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play, Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, and Moto X4 are able to download it. These are, however, the same users that should already...
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  • Google will lose $50 million or more in 2018 from Fortnite bypassing the Play Store

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

    5 days ago - By TechCrunch

    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. Most apps and games don't have the luxury of making this choice - the built-in distribution Google Play offers is critical to their business. But Epic Games believes its game is popular enough and has a strong enough draw to bring players to its website for the Android download instead. In the process, it's costing Google around $50 million this year in platform fees, according to a new report.
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  • Google Updates Play Store With No-Fortnite-Here Warning

    Google Updates Play Store With No-Fortnite-Here Warning

    6 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Google updated the Play Store with a no-Fortnite-here warning at some point in the last 24 hours, presumably so as to lower the chances of users being tricked into installing what they presume is Epic Games' battle royale hit. The move comes shortly after the Android version of Fortnite launched in open beta for select Galaxy smartphones and tablets, with the game being announced as a timed Samsung exclusive that isn't expected to become available on other Android handsets until the final quarter of the year.
    Ever since Fortnite was announced for Android this spring, malware-infested APKs...
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