"Fortnite" Beta For Android Finally Touches Down

After months assuring gamers that they would port their popular Fortnite game over to Android devices, Epic Games has finally made good on their promises. The game developer announced that open beta for Fortnite mobile will be open to Samsung users starting today. Although Samsung users are the first Android owners to get their hands on the game, Epic Games claims that more Droid devices will receive the game in the near future. You can sign up for an invite to the beta here. 

These are the Samsung devices that are able to access the beta immediately: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4. Epic Games also states that purchasers the new Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will get access to the new Galaxy skin.

Here is a list devices the Android beta will be accessible on in the future:

Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
Essential: PH-1
Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
Nokia: 8
OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
Razer: Phone
Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11

Samsung Is Still Throwing Shots At Apple In New Ad

Last year, Samsung turned up the heat on top competitor Apple when it launched an ad spot titled “Growing Up” that effectively threw shade at every generation the iPhone. It followed around a young man, who had been a diligent iPhone user since the device’s first arrival, and tugs on all the imperfections that have plagued iPhone users over the years: storage space issues, the problem with sending pictures through text in the earlier days, its lack water-resistant protection before newer models were introduced, etc.

Eventually our subject switches over to a Samsung Galaxy device and in their newest campaign, Samsung is effectively delivering on the same message, this time calling on the task “Moving On.” In the new clip, our antagonist is a woman whose iPhone 6 consistently delivers on performance issues, lagging at critical moments with the pressure to upgrade constantly around her.

She takes it to the Genius Bar where the attendant suggests that she either turn f the performance management setting or just upgrade. She leaves the store with no new iPhone, but by the end the clip she has upgraded to a new Samsung device while Chyvonne Scott’s 1961 track “I’m Moving On” fittingly plays on in the backdrop.

At the end last year, Apple came under fire when it confirmed that it had been slowing down older iPhones through that performance management setting in order to preserve battery life. But, the Internet gave birth to plenty theories, including the idea that Apple was slowing down these devices to instead get their customers to buy newer models and continue the cycle. Apple put out a statement shunning the idea, but the conspiracy remains.