Angry Birds take wing on Android
Fight or flight?
Angry Birds, the insanely popular iPhone game, made its debut on Android phones on Friday.
Rovio, the developer, is making the game available as a beta "lite" version on Android Market.
In a blog post, the company says that it is presented on an "as is" basis and that it can't guarantee functionality on every Android device.
You should be able to check that the app out if you have an Android phone, although some early reports say that people with some custom versions of Android 2. "Froyo" handsets are unable to see the game in the marketplace.
We guess this glitch will be resolved soon enough.
Techie none Techie
The comments above:
"so I'm waiting for 2.2 so i can transfer to SD."
"...running Android 2.1 update 1."
"have no idea as to what's causing it, but my custom 2.1 ROM on my Hero"
"current build is only for HDPI devices"
"does it require Froyo?"
and so on...
show a key reason why Apple have done so well with the iPhone. Homogeny is a good thing when it comes to mass market appeal. iPhone users don't have to faff around like this.
I await my torrent of downvotes ;-)
And I thought Android device fragmentation was a myth.
RE: HTC Desire Froyo
The article says "some" and "custom versions" before "2.2 Froyo". E.g. stuff like CyanogenMod.
Unfortunately this is the only way to get 2.1 or 2.2 on the HTC Magic since HTC/Vodafone basically gave up on the device a year after it was launched.
"Hello, we're the Stasi. May we come in?"
Expect the Jobsian police to be banging at Rovio's door later, taking them for questioning over their loyalty to the Great Leader.
Yes, it's a joke - but if they can throw an app off the App Store simply for using the word "Android"...
RE: Techie none Techie
Android users don't *have* to faff about like this either. But they have the option to do these things with the device that they paid for, rather than being told what they can and cannot do.