Full Android Angry Birds out – free and ad-supported, due to "state of Android Market"

This is a bit of a shock. iPhone’s amazing cash cow Angry Birds has launched on Android today, with the full version of the amazingly popular physics game ready for download. For £NOTHING.

There’s one small catch – the game is only available through mobile gaming site GetJar at the moment, with the Android Market release set to come “later”. We have no idea how much “later” later means. Here it is:

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Speaking on its Twitter page, Rovio said “ads are there because of state of Android market and beta feedback, will have ad free version a bit“.

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We haven’t encountered any ads during our very brief play through the first few levels of the game yet, though – presumably they’ll be switched on once the critical “first impressions” period is over.

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To get the game, go here, enter your phone details, then download the 12.3MB file through your phone’s web browser. A bit convoluted, but hey – free Angry Birds!

UPDATE:
Rovio has just confirmed the game will hit the Android Market “within 24 hours” so this is a very limited timed exclusive deal with GetJar.

UPDATE #2:
Here’s the announcement release:

Angry Birds available for Android

IT’S HERE. AND IT’S FREE. After an extended period of beta testing, Rovio is proud to present Angry Birds for the Android platform. First of all, we’d like to thank you for your patience.

Why is Angry Birds free on Android? We want to make Angry Birds available for as many people as possible. Previously, many people were experiencing problems in finding Angry Birds on Android Market, but now everybody can download the game on their device.


Angry Birds will run on 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.

Angry Birds Android features mobile advertising. A future update will include the option to purchase and opt out of advertisements.

To get the game now, you can download Angry Birds on your device for free exclusively from GetJar (http://www.getjar.com/angry-birds). It will soon be available on the Android Market and Motorola SHOP4APPS, free of charge as well.

We have worked long and hard to ensure that Angry Birds gives the best possible experience on Android, and we believe we have reached our goal. We welcome our fans to see for themselves and have fun playing Angry Birds!

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  1. MrChaz

     /  October 15, 2010

    Well that seems pretty dumb (assuming you can publish apps from their country).

    Reply
  2. JoeC

     /  October 15, 2010

    Doh; getjar is experiencing a temporary problem (and the game has already had 94,000+ downloads already!)

    Reply
  3. James

     /  October 15, 2010

    It seem GetJar is struggling with the high demand for this game…

    Reply
  4. Dougster

     /  October 15, 2010

    Rovio told me directly HTC Hero would not be supported but GetJar listed it earlier?

    I had it set to DL to SD card but my Hero hasn’t let me DL anything to SD Card lately.

    Desire HD……soon as it’s out I’m starting to queue up like an iPhud addict!! :D

    Reply
  5. MarkG

     /  October 15, 2010

    Google must be laughing their ass off. GetJar totally Fooked up their Exclusivity.

    The website is down more than it’s up. When it’s up, it’s offering me the 2 month old Beta2 APK of the file….

    Leave it to the big boys GetJar….

    Reply
  6. http://www.multiupload.com/JV0B7YJSHR

    getjar is rubbish – completely overloaded. I managed to get it from the above link…

    Reply
  7. MarkG

     /  October 15, 2010

    LOL, get GetJar have any credibility left now? They basically paid for exclusivity and destroyed their reputation.

    I won’t be bothering to get my stuff from there in the future…

    Reply
  8. Cant download Angry Birds even from their m.getjar site from my phone. Rubbish

    Reply
  9. suli

     /  October 15, 2010

    Still no luck with download, either on phone or on PC, god knows when the site is going to start working again..!!

    Reply
    • Dougster

       /  October 15, 2010

      The link above worked for me but no Angry Birds for Angry Heros!!

      BUGGER.

      Might have to play Halo Reach tonight instead.

      Reply
  10. How much memory does it need to be installed?!

    I have 34mb free and Linda Manager still says that it “cannot be viewed” due to lack of space

    Reply
  11. Dougster

     /  October 15, 2010

    I got that message too but have double that memory free on my Hero.

    Reply
  12. PaulH

     /  October 15, 2010

    Don’t know if anyone’s noticed but it’s on the Android Market for FREE currently.. Just downloaded and installed it! :)

    Reply
  13. Yeah I downloaded it too a few hours ago when it was <50 downloads so I guess they only just added it.

    Reply
  14. I have been playing Angry birds on my nokia (symbian) phone for some time and now getting it on my android phone would be amazing..
    I still gotta download it but being little lazy…. But thanks to Angry birds maker for making it free for android :)

    Reply
  15. Sally

     /  October 21, 2010

    This is a great game, however could not download it from GetJar so I downloaded it at http://freeandroiddownloads.co.cc and it works like a dream.

    Reply
  16. AmyO

     /  November 14, 2010

    hate the ads on angry birds, it gets in the way of the game
    Waiting for a better version!!!

    Reply
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