Angry Birds Released for Android for Free

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The smash-hit iPhone game Angry Birds is now available for Android devices and it is free, albeit supported by advertisements. A future update will be made available that will allow users to purchase an opt-out of the ads.

"Why is Angry Birds free on Android? We want to make Angry Birds available for as many people as possible," explains the press release from developer Rovio.

To get in on the bird-flinging action on Android, users will have to own "second generation Android devices and upwards, with Android platform 1.6 or later. Your device needs to support OpenGL ES 2.0. QVGA display resolution is not supported currently, but we will add support for QVGA devices soon."

The game should appear in the Android Marketplace shortly, if not already, but interested parties can snag it now by going to GetJar on your device. Be warned, GetJar is having a bit of a traffic overload problem and your download experience may vary.

The game is also headed for the PlayStation 3 and PSP this fall as a PlayStation Mini.

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    October 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    "Why is Angry Birds free on Android? Because we already made a metric fuck-tonne of money on the iPhone"

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      October 15, 2010 11:44 AM

      Since it comes with ads, I'd call this sloppy seconds.

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        October 15, 2010 11:47 AM

        where are the adds? ive almost done all 30 levels (or whatever it is) in the first set and havnt seen one yet :/

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          October 15, 2010 11:52 AM

          They appear at the start of a level

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          October 15, 2010 1:33 PM

          same thing happened to me this morning but when i played later this evening i started seeing them, however they're not that annoying and disappear in a couple of seconds

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      October 15, 2010 11:46 AM

      if they make another metric fuck-tonne, it will give the android platform the boost it needs for devs to see they can make money off it as well as on the iphone. i hope it does well! again.

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      October 15, 2010 12:16 PM

      they can make money off android off too. my phone is always connected to wifi and angry birds is the best game i have it on it, i don't mind seeing ads if i can still enjoy a game like this.

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        October 15, 2010 12:47 PM

        Plus, once the Chrome store takes off, I think lots of developers that are on the fence will go for it. 95% of the profit going to the developer.

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      October 17, 2010 6:01 AM

      It's actually "Because people are far less likely to purchase apps on the Android market, and pirating is stupid-simple, as opposed to merely simple on the iPhone. Therefore, we think that we can earn more money off of advertisements than by selling it on the market."

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