Angry Birds has wings; 1 million downloads in first day on Android

Angry Birds developer Rovio announced today via Twitter that their release of Angry Birds on Google's Android mobile operating system has managed to bring in a massive 1 million downloads in just one day. 

Angry Birds was released for free on Android last Friday and while the servers crashed due to a huge amount of downloads, once they were back up and running users still couldn't get enough of it. Not only is this great news for Rovio, it is also proof, if ever needed, that users of the Google Android OS want more professionally developed games on their hardware.

Gaming uptake on Android has been slow in coming. This is mostly due to the mixture of hardware and the varying versions of the Android operating system. This made it harder for users to get great games on their devices compared to the iPhone. Gameloft pushed out some releases a few months ago like Dungeon Hunter but although their sales are currently unknown, their graphical performance on newer devices has been great. 

Angry Birds can be picked up for free on the Android Market. It is also out now for the iPhone via iTunes and well worth picking up if you haven't already done so. While it hasn't been confirmed, Angry Birds will likely be released in the future on Windows Phone 7.

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