The greatness of Fortnite is almost incomprehensible. If you tell someone that you play games, then the odds are about eighty percent that that conversation turns into a discussion about Fortnite. The game nowadays can be played on almost every platform and also manages to hit the iDevices. The only thing that is missing is an Android version. But that would soon be a thing of the past.
Fortnite to Android
If we believe the Chinese Tencent Games Fortnite will be released on Android devices on July 24th. That is what we can deduce from the image below that the company placed on its Twitter account.
It is not entirely known whether this is only a Chinese release, since Tencent Games is a party that mainly focuses on the Chinese market and now seems to be responsible for the distribution of the game. They are no stranger to bringing Battle Royale games to Android devices. In China they also play the game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. If they now also take on Fortnite, then they are one of the biggest mobile game publishers in the world.
The big question now is of course what we can expect from a possible Western release. A question that I currently have no answer to. You will probably be able to download the game via detours, but whether you can play with your current Fortnite account and you have to work through a wir-war of Chinese characters, that’s only a matter of waiting. Hopefully publisher Epic Games will come up with a clear story for the Western market.
Until that time you can still play the game on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and iDevices. Have you just started? Then we have some useful tips here.
What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.
The new Android 8.0 Oreo comes with many new features :
- Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
- Better RAM Management.
- Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
- See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to Oreo 8.0.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android Oreo 8.0 file first. Download Android Oreo_8.0.zip