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Fortnite for Android: Release date finally announced for new mobile version of hit game at Samsung event

The Independent - Tech

The long-awaited release date of the Android version of Fortnite has finally been announced, however it won't be available to everyone straight away. Tim Sweeney, the chief executive of Fortnite developer Epic Games, revealed that the game will available from today but only for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. The latest smartphone device was unveiled at an event in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday, 9 August. The Fortnite app will also not be available through the Google Play Store, after Epic Games complained about the "disproportionate" cut that Google takes for enabling downloads through its online app store. Google takes a 30 per cent cut of sales made through Google Play, which is the main platform through which Android users download apps to their smartphones and tablets.


The $1tn question: how far can the new iPhone 8 take Apple?

The Guardian

Apple's stock market value is heading towards a new milestone and its latest product launch on 12 September could push the tech giant closer to becoming the first ever $1tn (£760bn) company. At the end of last week, the company's market capitalisation hovered around $830bn, continuing a 10-year run that has generally headed upwards since a low of $69bn in January 2009, during the financial crisis. Tuesday's event, with the iPhone 8 the star attraction, will strive to meet investors' – and customers' – vaulting expectations. But what will Apple tempt users with to justify Wall Street's faith in its future profits? An Apple spokesman declined to discuss what will be revealed at the event in the company's $5bn, spaceship-shaped Cupertino headquarters.


Apple Has Good Sales News For Wall Street

NPR Technology

A spectator at Wimbledon last month uses an iPad to take pictures of the action. Improved sales of the tablets were part of the good news out of Apple's quarterly report. A spectator at Wimbledon last month uses an iPad to take pictures of the action. Improved sales of the tablets were part of the good news out of Apple's quarterly report. Apple put investors at ease Tuesday with its quarterly report.