Aug 13, 5:00 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 08/13/18 AT 3:57 PM The long-anticipated launch of “Fortnite” on Android devices got underway on Thursday. As expected, it is a timed exclusive to certain Samsung devices and, unusually, cannot be accessed through the Google Play store like most Android games and apps.A new report from mobile app metrics company SensorTower pointed out how costly it will be for Google to miss out on the popular video game.Developer Epic Games decided to make Android players visit a website to get a download invite for “Fortnite” is simple: Games and apps sold through the Play store only get 70 percent of the money. The rest goes to Google. Apple utilizes the same rate structure for games and apps on iOS.Based on an estimated $54 million that Apple has collected from “Fortnite” launching on the App Store earlier this year, … [Read more...] about Google Could Miss Out On Millions From ‘Fortnite’ Snubbing Play Store On Android
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Screenshots alleged to be from Android 4.4 KitKat reveal some changes to the Google Play Store. The three-line hamburger style slide-out navigation will be added and the options will include Store home, Apps/My movies & TV, Shop. My Wishlist and Redeem. In addition, more cards will be coming to the Google Play Store, similar to the changes seen with the latest update to Gmail.The new update for the Google Play Store is expected to be compatible for phones running Android 2.2 and up to Android 4.4. No APK is available at this time, and the word is that the update is being tested on KitKat right now. If you want to pin us down on what the actual changes will be, we'd say that instead of cramming all the navigation options into one space, the hamburger navigation allows you to slide for navigation, leaving just Help and Settings as the choices on the menu.As a fan of Google Now and the cards interface, we're looking forward to seeing how Google will implement this in version 4.4 of … [Read more...] about Screenshots show off changes to Google Play Store in Android 4.4
With BlackBerry 10.2.1 currently being tested internally at BlackBerry, a few screenshots have leaked out allegedly showing the Google Play Store running on the BlackBerry 10 platform. A new Android Runtime is expected on the next build of BlackBerry 10 which would allow the Android flavored application store to be available to BlackBerry users so that they can download and install Android apps and other content.For BlackBerry 10 users, having the Google Play Store on their device would mean no more sideloading of Android apps. And this could quickly address one of the major shortcomings of the BlackBerry 10 platform which is the lack of apps. Could this lead to improved sales for the beleaguered company, or will those who want to run Android apps just stick to buying an Android phone?Alas, this is just a rumor for now, and as much as it makes sense, and as badly as BlackBerry 10 users might want this, we need to take this with the proverbial grain of salt until BlackBerry makes it … [Read more...] about Leaked screenshots reveal Google Play Store on BlackBerry 10.2.1?
For a while now, the AMIDuOS emulator has been providing some pretty solid Android environment emulation on Windows computers and tablets. The software supported KitKat officially, and has been in Lollipop beta for quite some time. Well, now, its Android 5 emulation is finally official and available for use by anyone!AMIDuOS is a paid software ($15), but you can test it out for 30 days for no cash. The installation has a couple of tricky steps, but is in absolutely no way rocket science. Once you're done, you will be able to dual-boot Android with a fully operational Play Store on your Windows 7 / 8 / 10 PC or tablet. In our experience, the software may have some issues running the heavier apps, but hey - we were able to play Vainglory on a laptop! Here's how to do it: How to install Android 5 Lollipop on PC, laptop, or Windows tablet How to install Android 5 Lollipop on PC, laptop, or Windows tablet 1. Download and install AMIDuOS As mentioned, you will need AMIDuOS. Here's its … [Read more...] about You can install Android 5 Lollipop with Play Store on your PC, laptop, or Windows tablet! Here’s how
Ever wondered what it would be like if you could run Android on your Windows PC? Maybe yes, or maybe not, but the reality is that many of your peers certainly have. And where there's demand, there's also usually supply.Indeed, there have been several projects over the years that have aimed to do exactly that – put Android on your PC – but only the most robust and dedicated teams made it through. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of installing Android 4.4 KitKat on your Windows XP/Vista/7/8 PC, complete with Google's Play Store, in what we think is an easy-to-follow manner. This means that the guide is suitable for absolutely anyone who knows how to use a computer mouse, a keyboard, and a browser. Advanced users will power through the slides we've compiled for you below in a matter of just a few minutes, so don't at all be discouraged by the number of steps – there are only that many in order to ensure that even the most basic computer users can get … [Read more...] about How to install Android 4.4 KitKat with Play Store on your PC (Windows XP, Vista, 7/8)