First Impressions: Angry Birds Lite Beta hits Android market |

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UPDATE 2: Seems it might work on all devices 1.6+ as Rovio promised. There were just some market installation glitches.

UPDATE: It seems Angry Birds only works on the market for Android 2.2.

Earlier this morning, Rovio Mobile released  their highly-anticipated Angry Birds Lite Beta onto the Android Market. Angry Birds was initially released on the iPhone in December of 2009, and quickly became one of the most popular games in the Apple App Store.

For those who haven’t heard of Angry Birds, the game puts you as a flock of birds trying desperately to get back your eggs that were stolen by a group of no-good pigs. Each level has the pigs hiding in various structures, and you have to slingshot your aviary-bretheren as weapons to try to knock down the pig structures. Gamers unlock new levels by making sure that either every pig is either directly hit, or by knocking down the structures that house them.

Gameplay

The Gameplay is simple and addictive. Simply draw your finger backwards on the screen and adjust your trajectory upward or downward, and let that birdie fly to knock out those thieving pigs.

Game Depth

Though the beta only has twenty levels, it looks like the final version will have hundreds of different levels, which should amount to hours and hours of fun. Now, this is just speculation based on the beta release, but we will provide all the information in our full review once Angry Birds hits the market for real.

Overall Impressions

I only played Angry Birds for about 15 minutes, but had to practically tear myself away in order to write this mini-review. I think we can safely say that once Angry Birds is released, it is going to be one of the top games on the Android platform.

If you haven’t yet tried out the Angry Birds Lite Beta (which we couldn’t blame you considering it’s only been out for an hour or so), we highly encourage you to head over to the market to try it out for yourself!

Gallery

Found this on XDA Developers:

Angry Birds in APK

Working fine on rooted Samsung Vibrant running on 2.1.

QR code says “no matches” and it doesn’t show up in a market search.

Is this a 2.1 and above thing?

(MT3G 1.6)

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I played through all 20 levels already and want more! Totally awesome game.

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Doesn’t work on my non-rooted Evo 2.2

It crashes to homescreen after loading on a Froyo Droid Incredible.

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Runs perfect on Nexus One on Froyo.

The best thing about this app isn’t the app. It’s that the developers understand how to write the app. It defaults to install on the SD card. Take note other devs.

For stock Captivate (2.1), install the AppBrain Fast Installer, then lookup the app on appbrain.com (from your computer). Click ‘Install’, and your phone will download and install it — even though you still won’t be able to see it in the Market or on AppBrain on your phone.

Force close issue the first time you start the game, but open it again and it should work.

That media file worked on my vibrant game is awesome

Droid X running 2.1here

— downloaded fine, running great. No issues as yet. Definitely not a 2.2-only app.

Found this on the market earlier today.

Running now on my STOCK Samsung Galaxy S on 2.1.

Plays well but has completely frozen the mobile once!

Works great on my Galaxy S i9000m, found it on the market, running 2.1 so it’s not 2.2 only

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

works on my htc hero 2.1

Running on my Xperia X10.

Downloaded APK and installed using Astro

OK EVO Guys and Gals, move the app from the SD card to the phone and it should fire right up. ReBoot it to be sure, but it works for me, Ciao

EVO 4G FROYO Build .6 Non Rooted

I love the game but I had to get it at phandroid.com. I have a Samsung Vibrant rooted with stock and it wouldn’t show up in the market.

The game is very addictive and it works like a charm on my Vibrant.

For those of you running android 2.2, try moving the game from the SD card to phone. I found that this fixes the force close problem at the title screen. Hope this works for everyone else.

I too had to tear myself away from it to eat lunch. It’s fun. Can’t wait for the full version.

No, it doesn’t only work on 2.2.

I’m on my myTouch Slide 2.1 and I have it and it works perfectly.

I love it.

I read over on Engadget that it was a lil buggy and choppy. I have experienced none of that.

In my opinion it is one of the smoothest and well running games ont he market. I cant wait to the ful version to show its angry bird head!

I’m running the Bell Samsung Vibrant (I-9000M) on 2.1 and I found it in the market.

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Surprisingly addictive.

I have a Droid Incredible with Cyanogenmod 6.0 its a 2.2 phone but its not showing up in the market for me.

Based on the game producers site it works for 1.6 and above phones…sucks for us XT owners who’s stuck on 1.5

I was really looking forward to this game.

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Definately a 2.2 Game… 🙁 Saddness… lol

Works perfectly on my DroidX, rooted but not rom’d (still 2.1, sigh). Haven’t had a single problem with it in 24 hours now. Well, except for I can’t stop playing it. I’ve got the iPad version too. Great game. I’m not even a gamer, just a casual casual gamer.

I have an HTC Desire running Eclair 2.1 (Modaco r3.1) and I was able to find & download it from the Market without any problem!

I’m guessing its down…their site was down too so they may be getting hammered.

I have 2.2 and it didn’t come up.

Tried downloading APK from mediafire and opened file on my Sprint Hero and it keeps telling me that my phone is out of space, when i actually have 38MB free on internal storage. Any ideas?

sorry guys. but its running beautiful on my stock 3g slide :-)))))))))))

Calm down guys, pretty sure their site and servers and just getting utterly hammered. This game sold several million units on iOS

just got it to work on my g1 running 1.6 … quality wasn’t great but it was playable.. btw I used the mediafire file to install the apk.

Will it work on mytouch 1.6? I read that it would run on the 1.6 and up. now i am reading it won’t from Unique Nate

I just downloaded it on my stock mytouch slide and it downloaded just fine and running real smooth for me so it is not only for 2.2 devices.

Runs perfectly on my N1. Love it.:-)

Its working for me, and I have 2.1. Its awsome. Clear graphics, smooth gaming, fun, its just its 11mb. Huge, but worth it

Doesn’t load on my EVO with 2.2.

It’s rooted with Fresh 3.1.0.2 ROM.

It could be a memory issue. I was able to load once after reboot but then turning EVO off then on crashed it.

Anyway I’ll feedback on the site like we’re supposed to do– it is a BETA.

Love it! One more reason the N1 kicks ass. We get everything first!

worked fine on desire no problems finding on market, no clitches and sored straight to sd

Working fine on stock Droid X 2.1. Hopefully this will show developers the value of coding more games for Android.

Used AppBrain to search, found and installed just fine on my Droid X.

Plays great, haven’t found any real issues except it does not return to the place you left when switching to another app.

So much misinformation in this thread. Game is running fine on my Streak with 1.6. Force closes a bit at launch but still loads most of the time and works great once it gets loaded.

I’m not saying anything

I was soo looking forward to this but I can’t seem to find it on the market? Has it not been released yet?

works on HTC HERO 2.1 not rooted.

great game! one of the few games that makes me chuckle when I eff up!

Mine crashes EVERY SINGLE TIME WITHOUT FAIL

even after multiple re-boots, etc etc etc

Running stock HTC Incredible with Stock Verizon 2.2

It work on my not rooted g1 with 1.6 os and my droid 1

So bummed! Crashes during title screen on HTC Incredible 2.2,

even after moving from SD. I got it to run once by touching the screen as soon as the title came up, and it was super awesome!

Wish it would run again because it was great!

I have the samsung moment and when I try to find angry birds in the market it doesn’t come up. And even when I clicked on the link it said the app couldn’t be found. :/

Successfully installed on Samsung Captivate using AppBrain. Crashed first time I ran it. Tried it again a day later and it worked (I think I rebooted somewhere inbetween).

Showed up on the market for my Samsung Epic4G (2.1)

Plays perfectly.

Had to hunt down the .apk for my wife’s moment but it plays with some minor issues.

The mediafire apk file works great on my SE X10i Donut. Guys you should try that. 😉

i have a mytouch 3g slide with android 2.1 and its on my market. i dl and its pretty fun just wish i had the space to waste the 11mb size of the game.

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works for me on the htc desire running 2.1 🙂

cross between blow up, and penguin, both good games and this seem good also.

Im running it on HTC Hero 2.3 update and it’ll only open to the startup screen and then go back to the home page.This suks

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Works great on my moto x

I have a mytouch running cyanogen. 6.0 froyo and it doesn’t show in the market for me either. 1.6 was even supposed to be supported so I think somebody goofed.

Worked just fine for me on my mytouch (with 3.5mm jack) 1.6 been playing it for dayyys i used the mediafire download link and installed manually good luck fellow gamers 🙂

Couldn’t find it on the Market, but the Mediafire link worked for me. Running CyanogenMod 6 RC1 on my Sprint Hero. Game installed fine and plays fine as well. It seems like it’s not optimized for my screen size as in some scenes edges are cut off, but good overall. I can easily see playing this for extended periods of time. I mean, I’ve only played for about 5 minutes and I already despise those damn pigs!

Oh, btw… it must default to SD Card install. I have the same amount of memory left before and after install. And I’m not running Apps2sd, just Android 2.2′s implementation of it.

A video in spanish with a Samsung Galaxy Eclair 2.1 runningn Angry Birds:

I downloaded from Market onto stock Droid X with stock 2.1, also onto original Moto Droid with Verizon 2.2 OTA. Works on both phones.

I also downloaded from Market onto Droid Incredible with Verizon 2.2 OTA. Will not load on DInc, bummer!

Works well on Droid Incredible 2.2 rooted and ROMed! love it but it closes sometimes when other apps run over like popup sms. but other than that works like a charm!

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OMG this game is so addicting.

I’m running android 2.2 on my mytouch slide, but the app doesn’t show up in the market.

This is just another example of apple giving incentives to make their android app suck!!!

This is a very simple game, if my phone can run raging thunder 2, there’s no reason why it can’t run angry birds.

runs great on my xperia x10 with 1.6 droid you guys that say that not run go fuckyorself

runs with fulll screen and best graphics this game is amazinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

yes bitches runs great on 1.66666666

I guess people don’t like reading anymore but it says for 2.2 and people that are saying they have 2.1 are wondering why they can’t find it…

I dont get how people love this game so insanely. I could not play it for “Hours”

“I CAN’T FIND IT IN THE MARKET WIF MY G1 RUNNING 1.1 AND I BLAME GOOGLE AND ROVIO FOR THAT, NOT ME OR MY CARRIER!!!!”

Is is only for 2.2 because I dont see it on the market unless they took it down… I scanned the Barcode.

have 2.1 but not showing up on market.

No 1.6? .. =/

Same here. Its not showing up on my vibrant. That sucks

I tried to look for it in the Market and couldn’t find it. I tried searching, and then various QR Codes. Nothing worked. I’m using a GSM HTC Hero running the official HTC 2.1 unlocked on T-Mobile USA. Any suggestions?

It will only work on the “next gen” android phones. w/ 2.2 or higher…

Oh well i’ll play it on my iTouch.

Yes, this is Android 2.2 only but you can install it on 2.1 and possibly lower devices. Links and a video review of it running on a Vibrant up at .

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