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Fortnite developer Epic Games has made a calculated decision to release the app on its own. Instead, Epic Games will offer the title on Android through its own launcher.

Just fire up the Play Store on your phone, and search for "Fortnite Mobile" or some variation on the name to get the message. Perhaps as a precautionary measure, Google has started to mentioned directly on the Play Store that Fortnite is unavailable for download - in order to prevent users from downloading fake apps.

Sensor Tower also says that Epic has grossed $180 million from iOS users since it first became available on March 15th via invitation to iPhone and iPad users. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store. For the time being, Google is just trying to make sure you don't end up downloading something that just looks like Fortnite in the Play Store. Epic has to share 30 percent of those purchases made on iOS devices with Apple due to the terms of the App Store. You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the AOSP Custom ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie on Nexus 5x Bullhead.

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"Digital Wellbeing is now available in Beta Preview for devices running Android 9.0", the app's listing on the Google Play Store notes.

While this move will make Epic Games more money than otherwise, it will also set up a risky precedent for Google.

Google's release of Android 9 Pie yesterday brought with it the final release of an update that has been seeing steady developer preview releases for months now and while it came earlier than many had expected, it's great to see any big Android update arrive.

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