Chucking birds at pigs may be a great way to pass the time, especially if one happens to be an iPhone user with access to the full version of the game. But for those who are on Android-powered smartphones, the wait for Angry Birds to be ported to the platform has been marked with incompatibility and performance issues. But there is hope yet: Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds, have claimed that the full Android version should be ready for release in 2-3 weeks.
When Rovio released a beta for Angry Birds on the Android platform, it was nothing short of a success. After all, Android users now have a chance to play the exact same game as their iPhone-wielding friends. And let’s face it, there is no more enjoyable way to pass the time than by chucking birds at pigs and watching structures crumble with each furry projectile launched.
But not everybody had a chance to fully enjoy the beta: Android users with QVGA displays were excluded from the game’s compatibility lists, and other have reported performance issues. And more importantly, there were also questions about when Rovio planned to release the full version of the game for Android.
Fortunately, Android users no longer have to keep guessing: in an interview with TalkAndroid.com, Rovio revealed that Angry Birds is on track for a late September release.
Rovio : We are currently working hard to ensure that Angry Birds on Android will offer best game experience for as many people as possible. The expected release date is within 2-3 weeks.
The company also touched on the subject of incompatibility, adding that support for the game on QVGA displays was currently being worked on.
Rovio : At the moment, the game does not support QVGA displays, which is what the Wildfire has. We’re looking into trying to add support for QVGA devices.
The company did not talk about any plans for the product’s pricing, although there has been speculation that the game will be sold for the same price as the iOS versions.