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Full version of Angry Birds for Android 'in 2-3 weeks'

Angry Birds - it's the game Hitchcock would have loved
Angry Birds - it's the game Hitchcock would have loved

Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, has announced that the full version of the game for the Android platform will be out within the month.

The game has been a huge hit on the iPhone – the paid-for version has been downloaded some 7 million times – and there is even talk of a movie in the works.

The popularity of the app has meant that Android users have been eagerly awaiting for Angry Birds to land.

Prayers were answered this month when a Lite version of the game landed on Android Market, available for those handsets with 2.1 and above and for those phones with VGA+ screen resolution.

Now Rovio has announced a full version of the game is a mere two to three weeks away.

Best game experience

"We are currently working hard to ensure that Angry Birds on Android will offer best game experience for as many people as possible," explained a Rovio spokesperson to TalkAndroid.

"The expected release date is within 2-3 weeks."

Before the game is launched, Rovio is hard at work making Angry Birds compatible with QVGA devices. It is also trying to sort out lag problems it is having with the game on older Android devices - which means the onset of fat chicks being thrown at pigs will be even greater.

Via Unwired View

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.