Angry Birds

Angry Birds Seasons rolls on with Chinese New Year edition

Had enough of frustrated avians? They you'd best read the next story. The ultra-popular Angry Birds are at it again with yet another edition of Angry Birds Seasons, due in January. According to a the latest YouTube video, it's likely to commemorate the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Dragon starts on January 23rd in the western calendar, so expect the updated app to become available some time in the next few weeks.

Happy Holidays: Top apps for your new Android Smartphone

It's the holiday season and everyone should be full of good food and surrounded with friends or family. You might be having hot cocoa this Christmas morning, or maybe even some Mimosa -- either way we hope you enjoy it. Here at Android Community we decided to round up a small list of our must have top apps for that new smartphone anyone may have received for Christmas. Below are just a few of many we thought were worth mentioning. Hit that little white and green icon shaped like a shopping bag titled "Market" and get started.

Tetris owner calls Angry Birds a fad, keeps a straight face

Quick: name the number one game on Android right now. Did you guess Asteroids? Pac-Man? Perhaps Pong? Nope, it's Angry Birds, as even a casual gamer and any holiday shopper could tell you, now that its branded merchandise adorns the shelves of nearly every retailer in the US. Speaking to Industry Gamers, Henk Rogers took offense to this fact, calling out Rovio's aviary opus. "Angry Birds is cute and everybody plays it for a while but they get burned out and move on and they will play another game." Rogers aught to know: he's the manager for The Tetris Company, which he owns in partnership with the game's original creator Alexey Pajitnov.

Facebook tops Nielsen’s list of most popular Android apps

I know, I know, stop the presses: Facebook is the most popular app on Android. The statistical wizards at Nielsen reached this conclusion based on active usage, not total downloads, noting that the recently-updated Facebook app has the most penetration across all of Android's user groups after the Android Market itself. The fact is at least a little surprising, since Facebook beat out Google's entrenched apps like Search, Gmail and Google Maps, which all had slightly lower user groups in every category.

Angry Birds send Seasons greetings via the Samsung Galaxy Note

Without a doubt, Rovio's Angry Birds is the darling of the mobile gaming world. It's sold millions of downloads, made at least as much in advertising revenue, and is now a household name amongst people who couldn't pick Mario and Sonic out of a lineup. The most prudent thing that Rovio has done is release Angry Birds Seasons, periodic themes updates with brand-new levels and elements to keep the simple physics game fresh. Now they've teamed up with Samsung for a little cross-promotion of everyone's crossover device, the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Angry Birds Seasons updates for “Ham’o’ween”

It was a dark and stormy night, that most wicked evening of All Hallows Eve, when a vengeful cry was heard across the land. It sounded like "Sqwaakk!"  That's right, fans of suicidal avian destruction, the latest version of Angry Birds Seasons is available now. "Ham'o'ween!" pits the Birds against their old enemies in 45 new levels of physics-based carnage.

Games for Google+: Angry Birds and more coming soon

Whoa, out of no where today Google has just announced Games for Google+ and already the first to tip the chart is the all mighty Angry Birds. This is one of the next big steps for Google to integrate another level of socialization into Google+ to better compete with the likes of Facebook. From Angry Birds, Decks of Cards, Diamand Dash and more. These will all be available soon for Google+.

Nook Color gets exclusive Angry Birds character in store and Magic Places enhanced play

The Nook Color Android-powered eReader didn’t start out to become an Android tablet. However, it didn’t take long for users of the Color to start hacking the device to get all sorts of features that Barnes & Noble didn’t expect. That led to B&N offering new official support for email and games like Angry Birds. Nook Color users are now able to get a new exclusive character in stores and get "Magic Places" enhanced game play as well.

Angry Birds Seasons Next Update Dubbed Summer Pignic

As the title suggests, there will be another update to the brightest of all Angry Birds games, Angry Birds Seasons. This is a slight departure from the usual update string coming from said game as in the past they've mostly been official holidays, (or veiled references to those holidays, as it were,) this update being simply a lovely afternoon event in the sun. This update is sure to bring a couple new building bits, some new bonus points here and there, and of course some new hats for the piggies!
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