As some of you pointed out, Rovio may have meant to say “T-Mobile G2 Touch,” or HTC Hero, when instead they said “T-Mobile G2″ in the list of unsupported devices. Well they have now fixed that error, changing “HTC Hero,” to “HTC Hero/T-Mobile G2 Touch,” completely doing away with “T-Mobile G2″ at the end of the list.
I really wish I could tell you everything Rovio, creator of Angry Birds, had to say in a feedback post hosted on their blog was fine and good, but that’s just not how it goes. Setting aside the usual statements of great success and etc., Rovio has addressed compatibility issues still plaguing Android, and how they plan on tackling them. According to Rovio, the following devices are not supported by the current version of Angry Birds:
HTC Magic/Sapphire/Mytouch 3G
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini
With the exception of the G2, the list is understandable. So how does Rovio plan on remedying the situation? Angry Birds lightweight edition.
“So far, we have hesitated to create multiple versions of Angry Birds for the Android platform. But judging by the feedback we have received, we feel that by providing a lightweight solution, we are doing a favour for our fans.
We are currently developing a lighter solution to run Angry Birds on lower end Android devices. This does not mean lighter gameplay or a lesser amount of levels, but a game experience optimized for devices with less processing power.”
This is a great move on Rovio’s behalf, and shows the companies dedication to Android as a platform. No ETA has been given for the lightweight version of Angry Birds for Android, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.
I know a lot of our readers out there play Angry Birds, so sound off: What device are you using, and have you had any problems? I know I can say the Nexus One, Vibrant, and Galaxy Tab all handle the game great.
Via Rovio’s blog