'Fortnite' mobile is exclusive to Samsung devices for now


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  • Friday, 10 Aug 2018

There will be an exclusive Fortnite ‘Galaxy’ skin for Note 9 and Tab S4 users. — Photos: Khor Sow Yee

NEW YORK: Following weeks of intense speculation, Samsung finally put gamers out of their suspense when it announced that the ultra popular battle royale game would be coming to the Note 9.

This means the Galaxy Note 9 – and other Galaxy devices from the S7 onward as well as the Tab S4 – will be the first Android devices to get the official mobile version of Fortnite.

The game will also be exclusive to the aforementioned Samsung devices until Aug 12 when it becomes available for the wider Android community. That’s not all – there will be an exclusive Fortnite ‘Galaxy’ skin for Note 9 and Tab S4 users.

Prior to the Unpacked announcement, the game was already available on iOS, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC.

Galaxy Home

The home speaker segment just got more crowded.

The Galaxy Home uses SoundSteer to project sound towards you, wherever you may be in the room.
Samsung noted that one of the most popular uses of smart speakers was, of course, to play music. 

Samsung has unveiled a voice controlled home speaker device called the Galaxy Home that works much the same way as other smart home speakers in the market that comes with built-in AI.

With a full-range speaker, on-board subwoofer and audio tuning by AKG, the Galaxy Home has an additional feature called SoundSteer that projects sound toward you, wherever you may be in the room.

In its market research, Samsung noted that one of the most popular uses of smart speakers was, of course, to play music, and to that end it has struck up a partnership with Spotify to ensure seamless music enjoyment at home.

For example one could be enjoying Spotify on the Note 9 on the go, but upon reaching home, one can simply continue streaming music on the device.

Though Samsung is only now joining the game, it could take the lead in the Smart Home market, as it already makes smart refrigerators, washing machines and TVs, to name but a few.

Further details are still under wraps as Samsung said more info would be shared at its upcoming Samsung Developer Conference, leaving price, availability and specs up for speculation at the moment.

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