Fortnite is out now on Android exclusively on Samsung

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Despite Epic having clarified its release plans for the game several times, some fans may still expect Fortnite Android to be available on Google Play. 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.

Fortnite is finally available on Android, in its beta stage, but Google could be the biggest losers after Epic Games' decision to avoid using the Google Play store.

Google's cut is 30% of all user purchases made on the Play Store, same as Apple's for the App Store. Well, now Google is making it extra-clear that you can't download Fortnite with a bespoke message in mobile search results. The web Play Store does not have this feature, though.

Epic Games has opted to launch the game first on Samsung phones - the beta is live now for most high-end Samsung phones launched in the last two or three years.

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

The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store.

Unaffected by this commission, Fortnite Android could well rake in even more for Epic Games, but it will need to do so without the controls and security that would otherwise be provided by Google's system. If you own a Samsung device, you can go and grab Fortnite from either the Galaxy App Store or the official Fortnite site.

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