"Lightweight" Angry Birds Queued up for Android Devices

By Brian Leahy, Nov 18, 2010 10:50am PST Rovio, the developer behind the wildly popular Angry Birds game, has apologized for performance issues across numerous Android handsets and brings news that the studio is working on a "lightweight" version of the game.

We are currently developing a lighter solution to run Angry Birds on lower end Android devices. This does not mean lighter gameplay or a lesser amount of levels, but a game experience optimized for devices with less processing power.

That should help with older devices, but what about newer devices? Some are having issues, but Rovio is "preparing a new solution for the next update, but for the time being, the Android devices listed below are not officially supported by Angry Birds:

  • Droid Eris
  • HTC Dream
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Magic/Sapphire/Mytouch 3G
  • HTC Tattoo
  • HTC Wildfire
  • Huawei Ideos/U8150
  • LG Ally/Aloha/VS740
  • LG GW620/Eve
  • Motorola Backflip/MB300
  • Motorola Cliq/Dext
  • Samsung Acclaim
  • Samsung Moment/M900
  • Samsung Spica/i5700
  • Samsung Transform
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini
  • T-Mobile G1
  • T-Mobile G2

The Android version of Angry Birds is free, but supported by advertisements. Rovio "wanted to make Angry Birds available for every feasible Android device. This is why we chose to distribute the game via GetJar, and why the game is supported by advertising."

Do you have any of the listed devices and Angry Birds? How is your game performance?

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