Google could miss out on $50 million following Fortnite snub

Google could miss out on $50 million following Fortnite snub

New data has revealed that global tech giant Google could lose around United States dollars 50 million this year due to Epic Games' decision to not release Fortnite on Google's Play Store.

Of course, Android users will need to go through the hassle of downloading the installer directly from Epic Games' website and the adjustment of security settings that will require.

Epic Games has finally made good on their promise to bring Fortnite to Android devices but the popular shooter is a little bit more hard to get on your phone than you might think.

It's been less than a week since Samsung announced that Fortnite for Android would be exclusive to its Galaxy devices, but that limited exclusivity is already over.

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A dispute between Google and Epic Games over the fees Google charges to distribute apps on its platform meant Epic Games chose to sell the game their own way. Epic Games has yet to comment on this issue. That decision was also followed up with a deal with Samsung to make Fortnite uniquely available to Galaxy Note 9 for a pre-defined period of time. "You should look carefully at the source of software you're installing, and only install software from sources you trust".

Epic Games launched the game on Apple's store in mid-March, and has since then earned more than United States dollars 180 million on iOS devices. "We expect this to have some impact on downloads of the game, but not to a large enough degree as to affect its revenue potential in the long run".

Users who download apps through the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store can trust the file to be legitimate because Google is promoting it on their official store. Searchers are also advised that Fortnite rival PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is available to download. In fact, they may not even know that you can get Android apps outside of the Play Store.

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