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Old Aug 4, 2018, 03:55 AM   #1
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Default Fortnite for Android Will Bypass Google’s Play Store

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/fo...ore,37552.html

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Epic said that because Apple allows iOS apps to be installed only through the iOS platform, the gaming company had no choice but to offer its game through the iOS App Store.
So Android users will have to enable installing apps from unknown sources and manually download and install the game.

So 2 initial thoughts here.
1: big publishers might follow suit, eventually leading to Google shutting down the ability to install your own apps outside of the play store.

2: a ton of predators descend on this pool of techilliterates trying to get them to install their fake Fortnite apks with God knows what in em.
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Old Aug 5, 2018, 07:23 AM   #2
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I don't see Google ignoring this decision for very long.

Open architecture will be a thing of the past.
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Old Aug 13, 2018, 03:44 AM   #3
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Google could stop being so greedy. A 30% surcharge just for having the app being sold via Google Play? Absurd. Google has no risk so why the steep surcharge?
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Google could stop being so greedy. A 30% surcharge just for having the app being sold via Google Play? Absurd. Google has no risk so why the steep surcharge?
Isn't that the same as Apple charges?
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Old Aug 13, 2018, 08:41 AM   #5
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Isn't that the same as Apple charges?
And Steam.
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Old Aug 18, 2018, 06:18 AM   #6
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Isn't that the same as Apple charges?
Just because Apple (and Steam) charge 30%, doesn't make it reasonable. On their respective platforms, they have a monopoly (google less so, as third part options are possible).

I can understand why some want to distribute apps not using those terms.
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Just because Apple (and Steam) charge 30%, doesn't make it reasonable. On their respective platforms, they have a monopoly (google less so, as third part options are possible).

I can understand why some want to distribute apps not using those terms.
The only reason Fortnite isn't going around Apple is because they can't. They go around Steam, you have to get it direct from Epic for PC, can't get it through Steam. Your anger towards Google is misplaced, it should be towards Apple who gives you no option.
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Google could stop being so greedy. A 30% surcharge just for having the app being sold via Google Play? Absurd. Google has no risk so why the steep surcharge?
You can thank the Great Firewall of China for that. Developer will make most of their free-to-play cash from Chinese whales.
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How to get Fortnite on your Android phone:
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/1...re-beta-invite
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 09:49 AM   #11
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I couldve sworn fornite was available on android phones since it was released on iOS. Its been on iOS for at least 3 months IIRC.

This is going to open a whole new can of worms for android phones. Top virus makers are salivating at this right now.
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