Angry Birds beta hits Android Market – get ready to lose your free time

The beta version of Angry Birds hits the Android Market today
The beta version of Angry Birds hits the Android Market today

Get ready to lose a lot of your free time because Angry Birds is now in the Android Market as expected.

You should be warned though, as this version of Angry Birds for Android is a “Lite” version and a beta, so there could be a few bugs. In particular, the EVO 4G may have some problems running the game and the company is asking for as much feedback as possible for the Angry Birds Lite Beta for Android.

So, what’s the big fudging deal? I had heard a lot of buzz about this game and just thought it was your typical over-hyping. Then, I downloaded it.

Holy heck is this game fun. I’m not a mobile gamer really but I’ve been playing Angry Birds for far too many hours on my iPad and iPod touch. The game involves evil pigs who stole the birds’ eggs and you have to get them back by launching these feathered friends from a slingshot.

Believe me, I know how ridiculous that last sentence sounded, but Angry Birds is simply a great game. Like Tetris, it’s simple to learn, hard to master and highly addictive. There’s insane replay value and it has struck a chord with users, as evidenced by the fact that it may be turned into a movie.

More importantly, the Angry Birds Lite Beta for Android should help Google’s platform equal Apple’s when it comes to gaming. I don’t know how much the final version will cost (the iPad version was $4.99) but I have a feeling many Android fans will be willing to pay for the final product once it hits the streets.

If this game is a financial success, it may help others develop for the little green robot. Google knows how important this space can be too.

The game is available in the Android Market right now. Go get it.

[Update] I’m hearing that only Android 2.2 users are seeing this in the Market, but hopefully other users will be able to get it too, as it’s not a super graphically-intensive game. Let me know your experience in the comments.

  • sorlag

    it would if you have put the app’s bar code.

    • Marin Perez

      Sigh. The Android Market is a pain in the ass when it comes to an easy way to point users. Just search for “Angry Birds” – easy peasy.

      • js183y

        I searched it up and cant find it by angry birds…im using 2.1 not easy peasy

        • Marin Perez

          Yep, I should eat some crow on that one. The rollout is apparently kind of cruddy, as we’re hearing that only 2.2 users are seeing it in the Market. They did say it was going to be a buggy release and it sure seems that way.

          It looks like sideloading it works for most phones, so unless you’re on an AT&T Android phone, use this link – http://www.mediafire.com/?j797r19xtm78g1z

          Let me know if it works for you.

          • Chris

            So Backflip users, such as myself, are pretty much SOL?

  • Damian

    Works great with original Droid…soo addictive!

  • http://www.intomobile.com reed

    i have a droid eris 2.1 and i cant find these birds anywhere ive been awaiting its arrival anxiously anybody else having problems finding it.

  • http://www.intomobile.com reed

    ive checked my market by search numerous times w no luck yet every website i check says its on the market

    • Marin Perez

      What phone are you using? I’ve heard that 2.2 users are the only ones seeing it in the Android Market but we’ve been able to find a direct download that works. http://www.mediafire.com/?j797r19xtm78g1z

      • thatgirl

        Marin, I too have a Galazy S phone running android 2.1. Have the glitch with the 17th egg, no star, and cannot find ANYWHERE on the internet how to get angry bird version 1.5, which has the new games? any idea what to do??! thanks angelyasmith@verizon.net

      • thatgirl

        Marin, I too have a Galazy S phone running android 2.1. Have the glitch with the 17th egg, no star, and cannot find ANYWHERE on the internet how to get angry bird version 1.5, which has the new games? any idea what to do??! thanks angelyasmith@verizon.net

  • stephanie

    checked market, not there. see it in Appbrain, but when i click for download, its not there. have an LG Ally. any help?

  • Shimmyx20

    Captivate with 2.1, can’t find it in the Market, even if I fake T-Mo with Market Enabler. I enabled side-loading, so I’m gonna see if I can grab it from that link you just provided.

  • Thomas

    cant find it….. waited all summer and not for 2.1??? what a bunch of bird poop….

  • http://omnsproject.org Grant

    Couldn’t get it via the marketplace but installed easily with the various apk’s that are floating around the place. Working well on my Samsung Galaxy S which has 2.1 A couple of startup crashes but overall the game is operating beautifully.

    • jack

      please inform me where i can find angry birds for my samsung vibrant… I been looking since yesterday and can not find it

    • Sonia

      Hi how do you get the angry birds, i have a samsung galaxy too only just got it and not sure where to go to get it thanks Sonia

  • dan

    Can’t find it on my Xperia X10 Mini with android 1.6. Downloaded from the link, but it closes on the start up screen! booooo! Keep searching!

  • nk

    I have a new HTC wildfire. I can’t find it anywhere. How can I down load it?

  • Heffay

    I have been playing for the past couple days…on my Droid X 2.1 It’s actually the 3rd most popular game in the market. Only the Beta version of course!

  • Joseph

    I have android 2.1 on my vibrant and I can’t fine the game on the android market.

  • http://www.intomobile.com/2010/09/03/angry-birds-android-market-beta/ Shane

    Im unable to view the application in the market .. I have a Ally — this this coming soon for me.

  • Ac3

    anyone having trouble installing on evo 4g?

  • sillyentz

    I got a wildfire, found the app using the direct link, installed with no problems but will not play… Keeps saying
    “The application Angry Birds (process com.rovio.angrybirds_lite) has stoppedunexpectantly. Please try again.” But it never works, anone got any ideas,
    My Phone is HTC wildfire and Firmware 2.1-update1
    I tried updating software but says it upto date.
    Thanks for any ideas

    • iMonkey

      That link worked fine for me and it installed and ran fine on my Samsung Vibrant running 2.1 update 1

    • Robinho

      It’s not out for HTC Wildfire (yet). The screen is to small, maybe it will come out later…

  • Job

    Same problem with the HTC Wildfire.
    Downloading and installing the application of getjar.com gives me no problems.
    But then it will crash by opening.(probably a too small screen)

    • Ejasio

      same with me. HCT Wildfire as well :(

  • Qwdfe

    To Play Angry Birds in HTC Wildfire:
    1- Install Game
    2- Run Game, and when the screen goes black, wait a few seconds and click on button ON/OFF twice unlock screen and start enjoy the underful game.

  • Qwdfe

    To Play Angry Birds in HTC Wildfire:
    1- Install Game
    2- Run Game, and when the screen goes black, wait a few seconds and click on button ON/OFF twice unlock screen and start enjoy the underful game.

  • Qwdfe

    To Play Angry Birds in HTC Wildfire:
    1- Install Game
    2- Run Game, and when the screen goes black, wait a few seconds and click on button ON/OFF twice unlock screen and start enjoy the underful game.

  • Qwdfe

    To Play Angry Birds in HTC Wildfire:
    1- Install Game
    2- Run Game, and when the screen goes black, wait a few seconds and click on button ON/OFF twice unlock screen and start enjoy the underful game.

    • Real_amused

      THIS worked perfectly. Thanks a lot!

      anyone using HTC Wildfire, do this :)

      • Shyuejerng

        Thx It works

    • staceyames

      Thank you so much!! this worked.

    • Yuki6999

      how to make it not so laggy?

    • Yuki6999

      how to make it not so laggy?

    • Yuki6999

      how to make it not so laggy?

  • Hafizchali

    Hi I am not able to install the game as it show a error not compatible

  • Iskirmanto

    it’s very good game, I have played these games on my galaxy tab and can run smoothly without any obstacles.

  • Sysy_123

    i have a samsung galaxy how do i get games their is non on the samsung apps??

    • Blondee9817

      market place go to free apps and type in angry birds..hope this helps

  • Angry bird

    I have the HTC wildfire. I have just downloaded the angry birds game. I run the game, the screen goes black I leave it for a while the it become unproportional. if i touch the screen it goes blue, then green and finally orange. So i guess i would lyk 2 know how to proportionalize the game 2 my screen.

  • Yuki6999

    Qedfe…. U are right it works but how to make it not so laggy???

  • Yuki6999

    Qedfe…. U are right it works but how to make it not so laggy???

  • Yuki6999

    Qedfe…. U are right it works but how to make it not so laggy???

  • Yuki6999

    Qedfe…. U are right it works but how to make it not so laggy???

  • Bbeaupre81

    how can i get it for my motorola backflip from at&t

  • Bbeaupre81

    its not on the at&ts android market and they wont let u download it from another website

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kiah-Fuhn-Fref/100002272310461 Kiah Fuhn Fref

    how do i get this to work on galaxy s, I cant drag the bird in the slingshot it just zooms in and out and moves the camera about

    help :S

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