‘Angry Birds’ tops 2 million Android downloads in first two days

Posted on October 18, 2010


(FierceMobile) More than 2 million Android smartphone users have downloaded the smash iPhone casual game Angry Birds since its expansion onto the Google-backed operating system Friday, developer Rovio Mobile reports. “Another day, another million. Passed 2 million downloads on Android,” Rovio states on its official Twitter account. The free Android edition of Angry Birds initially rolled out on cross-platform app store GetJar, reportedly generating so much consumer demand that the site crashed–a day later, the game made its debut on Android Market. “Android version has ads. Paid content model not working very well there yet,” Rovio explains on Twitter. The iPhone version is priced at 99 cents, with sales now exceeding 7 million downloads.


Angry Birds brings to life the epic battle between a flock of vengeful birds and the green pigs who stole their eggs, boasts 180 gameplay levels, leaderboards, achievements and social media integration. In addition to its iPhone and Android editions, the title is available for Symbian smartphones. Don’t expect a Windows Phone 7 version anytime in the immediate future, however: “We have NOT committed to doing a Windows Phone 7 version,” Rovio Mobile tweeted earlier this month after the Microsoft website erroneously suggested otherwise. “Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission.” Microsoft quickly issued a statement accepting blame for the mix-up: “It appears information was mistakenly posted to Microsoft’s website, and has been removed,” the software giant said.


A subsequent tweet clarified Rovio’s position, hinting the developer hasn’t entirely ruled out Angry Birds for Windows Phone: “We didn’t get mad, just wanted to set the record straight,” the firm explained. “And we haven’t said we wouldn’t do WP7.”



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