Fortnite was finally made available to Android users on August 11, after a brief exclusivity period on Samsung smartphones and tablets to coincide with the launch of the Galaxy Note 9. It has been exclusively available on iOS since it was launched as an invite-only beta last March 15, before it expanded to all App Store users.
Suppose you don't own any of the said devices.
That's money Epic Games isn't apparently willing to give up to Google, when there's another way. The Android operating system allows users to download programs from third party services unlike the iOS, which restricts app downloads to the App Store only.
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Meanwhile, there have been concerns that the download makes it more hard on users with older Android devices to access the game, because the process for sideloading apps isn't as straightforward. In its press release, Google did say that this feature is now available for Google Assistant on phones, but it will soon roll out to Android Auto and Assistant-enabled headphones.
Google had introduced its new Google News app during this year's Google I/O, and it seems like Google Assistant will be able to read those stories to you. Unfortunately, users will need to download it from the right source since it won't be on the Google Play Store.
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Researchers add that Epic Games could be swarmed by complaints from users who want to play the game, safely download it, or are not aware of installing APKs on their phones.
HTC, Sony and Motorola are notable absentees, Epic Games states that it is working on a fix for some compatibility issues on some of the latest flagships from those companies.