Angry Birds wreak havoc after Android launch

15 Oct

One of the most popular, time-eating, addictive games of recent times, Angry Birds, is now available for Android. Rovio Mobile, the developer of the game, first made the full version of the game available on GetJar and later unleashed it on the Android Market. Earlier, only a Lite version of the game was available for Android. Surprisingly, the full version is available for free for the moment while one needs to buy the game for iOS and Nokia smartphones.

Today’s launch also demonstrated the popularity of Android as well as the lack of good games on the platform. There was such a rush to download the game that it crashed both Rovio Mobile and GetJar servers. GetJar reported over 95,000 downloads within the first three hours despite its site going down initially. Now it is recommending users to download the game from its mobile site or from the Android Market.

When was the last time we witnessed such a rush for any Android app before? Can anyone remember, cuz we certainly cannot.

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