Angry Birds Beta & R2-D2 Droid 2: Android News Round-Up

Sat, Sep 4, 2010

Android, Mobile

In the world of Android, there are always plenty of news stories surrounding the rapidly growing platform that has taken the mobile world completely by storm. Today, we’re going to take a look at the release of the Angry Birds Beta from Rivio Mobile and the first real shots of the R2-D2 Droid from Motorola and Verizon.

Angry Birds Beta Flies to Android Market

We knew it was coming, but didn’t know it was coming this soon. Rivio Mobile has released a free beta test demo version of Angry Birds on the Android Market and it’s up to you to try it out on your own Android device and let the developers know if you run into any bugs. Seemingly, the game will only run on Android 2.1 devices or higher, but any device lower than that likely wouldn’t be able to run it competently anyway.

Trying it out for myself on an original Motorola Droid turned out excellent results. It was only slightly sluggish compared to the iPhone 4 version, and had largely the same graphical power as well. Because this version seems perfect, I imagine it wouldn’t be too long before we see the iPhone’s #1 game hit the Android Market before long. Not much else is known about the release except speculation of course but we’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled and let you know when you can start hurling birds at nasty swine on your Android device of choice.

R2-D2 Droid 2 Surfaces in Photos

We knew the R2-D2 Droid 2 (a device with a few too many “2″s in its name) was coming ever since the first announcement of the Motorola Droid 2, but as the device is nearing its release date, photos of it and some of its accessories have begun to hit the web. Below, we have pictures of the device nestled cozy with its custom charging dock:

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  • Guest

    It will not work on my EVO 4G Froyo 2.2. It loads the splash screen and says: “loading” and then shuts down. I tried reinstalling it, I tried to load the game numerous times in succession all to no avail. I am glad it worked on your device though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507238033 Talor Berthelson

    Sorry to hear it isn’t working for you! Hopefully they fix it soon. :)