Fortnite for Android now available for download on all phones and tablets – but there's a catch

Epic Games launched its battle royale hit Fortnite on Android devices last week with a big catch: it was exclusive to Samsung-made phones for a few days as a way to help market the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Now, the exclusivity period appears to be over, and beta invite codes are going out to select users of non-Samsung phones like the Google Pixel 2 XL. If you’re itching to dive off the battle bus on mobile, you might have to hold on just a little while longer: there appears to be a waiting list, just like there was when the game launched on iOS. There’s also a bit of trickiness involving exactly how you get the app because Epic announced it would be distributing the Android version of Fortnite on its own terms. Last week, the app was... Continue reading…

Fortnite for Android now available for download on all phones and tablets – but there's a catch

Breaking with usual protocol, Epic Games has not made Fortnite available through Google Play

Mon 13 Aug 18 from The Independent

Fortnite on Android gets off to a bumpy, Samsung-only start, lags behind PUBG

You'd think a flagship 2017 phone could nail Epic's build-and-blast hit, and yet...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Arstechnica

Fortnite for Android no longer Samsung-exclusive: Is your phone getting it? - CNET

It's not just iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones anymore.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from CNET

Google just did the right thing with Fortnite on Google Play - CNET

Commentary: This one little message could make a big difference.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

How to install Fortnite on Android

Epic Games launched its battle royale hit Fortnite on Android devices last week with a big catch: it was exclusive to Samsung-made phones for a few days as a way to help market ...

Mon 13 Aug 18 from The Verge

Fortnite is rolling out on Android: See if your phone is getting it - CNET

Fortnite's mobile version looks to be arriving to non-Samsung Android phones soon.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from CNET

Google Play warns searchers that Fortnite “is not available”

Special message hints at intense interest in sideloaded Android version.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Arstechnica

Google Could Lose At Least $50 Million In Revenue Without Fortnite On The Play Store

Despite being a free-to-play title, Fortnite is a veritable cash cow. That's because there are in-game purchases available, and Epic Games is raking in a lot of sales from what has become the ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from HotHardware

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