Fans of Angry Birds Blocking Ads on Android Version VS Ads Not as Prevalent as at Launch

December 28, 2010
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It appears that the folks over at Reddit have had their fill of the ads up in the right corner of the Android version of Angry Birds. Is this your situation, too? Have you had a look at both versions of the game (iOS and Android) and have become peeved that your completely free version has a big fat banner up in the corner blocking some of your play? Or have you payed your way into the full version, sans ads? Or what about the third option - have you noticed the ramping DOWN of ads in recent days?

Take a peek at your Android device right now and see how long it takes for an ad to pop up in the corner in the original version, then take another break to see how long (if ever) it takes for an ad to pop up in the Holidays edition. Your humble narrator had a wait of about 7 minutes and 5 minutes of play on two different devices (not that that'd matter so much, as the game is essentially the same on all Androids,) and Ben from SlashGear said to us just a moment ago that his wait was about 5. Remember when Angry Birds was first released (to mad downloads) on Android? Ads basically constantly.

What does this all mean?! Take a peek back at an article written by Dylan today by the title Angry Birds Creator Talks Android Fragmentation and Strategy - then think about the madness of the Redditors. Perhaps Rovio is pulling back in hopes of bringing in more customers for Angry Birds 2? What do you think, Community?


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  • Josh

    The ads didn’t bother me when they were at the bottom, but the upper right corner is simply an inappropriate place with a game like Angry Birds. That said, I consider using an ad blocker with an otherwise free game to be not much different than pirating a paid version.

  • d

    Before making an article how about making your pictures the proper orientation.

  • Mikey

    The only time I’ve minded them is when they’ve lingered for a little too long and I couldn’t see exactly when to drop a bomb or something… but really, in this world, nothing is free. Ads are the price you pay. Because of this, I really don’t mind them.

  • Nick

    I don’t play this game as often as my wife does, but she’s basically addicted and plays across two platforms — iPad and her Android phone. Within the past week she’s been complaining quite a bit about the ads on the standard version of the game on Android. It was so bad that at one point a freakin’ video ad would play in the MIDDLE OF A GAME. I told her to uninstall it; why put up with that? It’s one thing to have the ads in a place where you have to see them (in a corner or even between rounds), but it’s another when it interrupts the flow of the game.

  • Chris Burns

    Nick – YUCK – ive not yet seen a video ad pop up, but wtf? Mikey, i agree completely. d, chill out. Josh, again, I agree on all counts.

  • elmegil

    So care to explain how I can “payed your way into the full version, sans ads?” with the Android version? I just looked again on the market and in the options of the games I have installed, and I just don’t see it.

    I know they’ve said they are looking at how to do this, but I haven’t seen anything saying they actually have….

  • John

    Just turn off data connection. No ads ever.