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Fortnite for Android is launching today exclusively on recent Samsung Galaxy devices

The Verge Thursday, 9 August 2018
Fortnite for Android is launching today exclusively on recent Samsung Galaxy devicesOne of the worst-kept secrets in gaming has turned out to be true: the Android version of Fortnite will be available exclusively on Samsung devices at launch. But it’s not just the new Note 9 and Tab S4 getting Fortnite; owners of a range of recent Samsung devices — the S9 / S9 Plus, Note 8, Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Tab S3 — can all start playing the beta today. You’ll be able to install Fortnite from Samsung’s Game Launcher app.

The official announcement from Samsung comes after a handful of reports pointed to the possibility, most recently following a leak of the game’s APK. The exclusivity period will last “for the next few days,” according to Samsung. That sounds like less than the 30-day window that had...
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The long wait is finally over. Fortnite is officially on Android, though right now it's limited to Samsung devices, and even then, you have to install it using Samsung's Game Center, not the Google Play Store. Why? Epic Games won't say exactly, but they're also avoiding giving Google a 30% cut by...

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