Angry Bird Notches 7 Million Android Downloads

Paul Lilly

Millions of Android users have now had a chance to see what all the fuss is about surrounding Angry Birds, the popular mobile app previously only available via Apple's App Store and Ovi. Since launching in the Android Market, Angry Birds has racked up 7 million downloads on the open source platform, Rovio confirmed in a Twitter post .

If you're an Android user, you have reason to gloat. Angry Birds is a 99 cent app for the iPhone and iPod touch, and $2.99 on the iPad. But on Android, it's free. The reason?

"Because that is the Google way," Rovio tweeted .

That leaves the Windows Phone 7 platform, but don't get your hopes up for a 2010 release. When asked if it's going to happen, the Twitter-happy company responded , "never say never, but it's highly unlikely."

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