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Why 'Fortnite' bypassing Google Play could be a security nightmare

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Thankfully, the Play Store is finally doing something about it. Google has typically encouraged users to download apps through the Play Store for security purposes, although the company has remained oddly silent about this, at least until now.

Fortnite is a mega-popular, fight-the-demons, post-apocalyptic video game, and it's about to come out on Android. Sensor Tower estimates that Apple has made more than $54 million from the game so far via its 30 percent cut of all in-app spending on its store. Pirated and stolen versions of apps are often released via APK's.

This long waiting time has perhaps lead to some impatience, and thus users are using an APK to download Android Fortnite before it's release. The game is available on PC and Mac, home consoles like Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, and even launched on iOS earlier in March for iPhone and iPad users.

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What on earth is happening to Tesla stock today? "I'd like to apologize for, you know, being impolite on the prior call", he said. SpaceX is a ideal example: it is far more operationally efficient, and that is largely due to the fact that it is privately held.

Fortnite for Android beta is now available, but not on the Play Store.

Yesterday, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9, choosing to focus on a wide variety of features for an upgrade instead of the device's overall external design. Unlike most developers who rely on the Google Play Store for distribution of their apps, Epic feels that Fortnite can draw enough interest to allow them to avoid needing a third party distributor. It's a big pie for Epic games, which has made over $1 Billion in revenue from in-app Fortnite purchases (for both PC and mobile ) by the start of this month.

Samsung's exclusive rights to the Fortnite for Android beta will expire on August 13, after which the beta will open to dozens of more Android devices.

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