Earlier today, Fortnite was removed from the App Store and Google Play Store. In turn, Epic Games filed a lawsuit against both Apple and Google. Now, new details have been spotted in the filed lawsuit. As  The Verge points out, Google prevented OnePlus from offering Fortnite launcher preinstalled on OnePlus phones.

Epic claims that Google “forced OnePlus to renege on the deal.” According to the suit, it was done because Fortnite was being offered with an install method that bypassed the app store for devices outside of India. Google also scrapped a similar deal between Fortnite and LG.

Epic says, had Google not blocked these deals, the studio “could and would negotiate with OEMs to make Fortnite and other Epic games directly available to consumers, free from Google’s anti-competitive restraints.” However, the deals were scrapped, and Epic ended up releasing Fortnite on Play Store.

I’ve been associated with the tech industry since 2014 when I built my first blog. I’ve worked with Digit, one of India’s largest tech publications. As of now, I’m working as a News Editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to use and write about cutting-edge tech. You can reach out to me at [email protected]
You May Also Like
iPad Pro mini-LED
The latest iPad Pro, Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad and more devices are on sale today
Today’s deals come from Amazon and B&H, where we find the 11 and 12-inch iPad Pro models, and a couple of Android smartphones on sale
LG Velvet review
LG contemplates smartphone market exit
Are “wow factors” enough to keep LG’s smartphone business alive? Only time will tell.
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Galaxy A32 makes its debut as the most affordable 5G phone from Samsung
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G has a quad rear camera setup highlighted by a 48MP snapper, and it starts at €279 (~340).