Google Will Lose Out On $50 Million From Fortnite Bypassing The Play Store

As some of you might know, Google takes a cut from apps and in-app purchases sold via the Google Play Store. This was also one of the reasons why Epic decided to bypass the Play Store with Fortnite Battle Royale because considering how much the game is reported to be making on iOS, it means that Epic would have to pay Google just as much, if not more.


HTC Announces Which Of Its Phones Will Receive Android 9.0 Pie

With Essential having rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie update to the Essential Phone and with Huawei confirming that the update is in the works for their phones, we’re sure that there are many other Android users wondering about the status of their update on their device. For those who are using HTC, it seems that HTC has confirmed the update as well.


Google Acknowledges Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Isn’t On The Play Store

Epic had previously confirmed that Fortnite Battle Royale for Android would not be launched on the Google Play Store, and would instead be made available via other means. 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.


PUBG Mobile Lite Launched For Low-End Android Devices

Games like PUBG and Fortnite can be demanding in terms of hardware requirements due to the battle royale nature of the game which would require the device it’s played on to render a lot of graphics at the same time. This is why Fortnite for Android’s specs have essentially precluded it from lower-end Android phones.


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Renders Of Palm’s New Android Smartphone Leaked

For the younger generation who grew up in an era where companies like Apple and Samsung were the face of smartphones, you might not have realized that before Apple and Samsung, there were brands like Palm who were creating smartphones of their own back in the day (although admittedly the market probably wasn’t ready for such devices yet).


Samsung Users Will Get Advanced Access To Fortnite’s Android Beta

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Epic’s Fortnite for Android could be launched as a temporary exclusive for Samsung devices. It turns out that is partially correct because in an announcement by Samsung, it seems that Galaxy users can now get their hands on the beta version of the game ahead of everyone else.


Android 9.0 Pie Will Enable ‘Turn On Wi-Fi Automatically’ By Default

While WiFi is generally a preferred connection compared to mobile internet, sometimes it is understandable that you might want to turn it off. For example there might be times when the WiFi is spotty, or the free WiFi at a certain place isn’t good enough, so disabling WiFi and using mobile internet is one way to go about it.


Huawei Already Testing Android 9.0 Pie For Its Flagship Phones

Unless you own a Pixel handset from Google, chances are whenever a major Android update is released, you might end up waiting months before you even get your hands on it. However Essential surprised us all when within a day of Android 9.0 Pie going live, the Essential Phone got the update.


Google Maps Could Be Getting Customizable Car Navigation Icons

Given that Google Maps and Android are under Google’s umbrella, it would actually make sense for Google to bring new features to the Android version of Google Maps first. However that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least not for some features because you might recall back in May, Google launched a new feature for Google Maps on iOS that introduced custom navigation icons.


Fortnite For Android Gameplay Leaked

Fortnite Battle Royale is expected to launch for Android this summer, although unfortunately for Android gamers, we have been hearing rumors that the game could be exclusive to Samsung devices. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but in the meantime it looks like we might have an idea of how the game will play.


Android 9.0 Pie Starts Rolling Out For The Nokia 7 Plus

One of the problems that still plagues the Android platform till this day are slow updates. This is where OEMs can sometimes take months before a major Android update is released, and this can also come in different stages depending on where you live, and whether or not carriers need to approve them.


Samsung’s Mid-Range Phones Will Only Receive Android Oreo In 2019

Just a few days ago Google released Android 9.0 Pie where within minutes of the update going live, the Essential Phone received the update as well, easily making it the first non-Pixel device to receive the latest Android update. We’re sure that many are wondering when they will receive their update, but for some, it could be a long time coming.


Fake Fortnite For Android Ads Are Making Their Rounds

Epic has recently confirmed that for Android, Fortnite Battle Royale will be launched outside of the Google Play Store. One of the main reasons behind it is so that Epic can avoid paying Google a cut from in-app purchases made in the game, which as far as the iOS version of the game is concerned, comes in at around $2 million everyday.


Gmail For Mobile Now Lets Users Disable Conversation View

The way our emails and messages are displayed have come a long way from back in the day, where every email and message was separated into its own thread. These days designers are favoring conversation-style UIs which makes understanding the context of a message a lot better.