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Angry Birds Rio Headed to Android Market with Ads this Week

Still trying your hardest to hold out from purchasing or downloading anything from the new Amazon Appstore including Angry Birds Rio?  Your hold out is about to pay off, well for AB Rio at least.  Rovio announced today via Facebook that the latest addition to their Angry Birds lineup will be available (with ads) for free on the Android Market later this week…

Angry Birds Rio Free will launch later this week in Android Market, as soon as we fix a couple of issues. Squawk! The ad-free version is available exclusively in the Amazon Appstore, where you can download it for free for a limited time. Massive thanks to all Angry Birds fans who already downloaded the game! How are you enjoying it so far?

Not sure I understand why anyone would deny the ad-free version which is free from Amazon right now, but some people love to make points.  So keep an eye out for AB Rio in a market near you!

Via:  Facebook

Cheers Mike and everyone else!

  • Anonymous

    “Not sure I understand why anyone would deny the ad-free version which is free from Amazon right now…”

    Well, you have people that are on at&t and at present they can’t use the appstore. You have people crazy enough to buy products like the Motorola i1 which can install the appstore. You have the people too stupid to figure out how to allow “not market apps.” You have the crowd that refuses to set up a 1-Click account because they don’t want to “pay” for their free app.

    So there is definitely a group that would download the ad supported free version, either because they are stuck… or stupid.

  • http://blackberrypin.org blackberrypin

    Does anyone here love the game, and talk about it ? because i really like this game, anyway, it was free wasnt it ?

  • http://twitter.com/d1m1m1 David M

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/d1m1m1 David M

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    just so the ads arent in an annoying spot(like they are on stupid zombies)…i’ll be downloading this and getting rid of the appstore from my phone as soon as this comes out

  • Buckgrad

    Amazing…not sure what their point in waiting is. Free AD FREE app…make that appS. I’ve read people who write that they don’t like running Appstore for Android to play a game…you don’t. You just have to have it in your app drawer (and how is this different from having Market in the drawer? It isn’t). As for long download times…not sure what their deal is there. The appS I’ve downloaded took no more than 5 minutes at the most. Competition is a good thing. Believe it or not. And I’m loving Swiftkey, a paid app, which by the way, I got for free.

  • Jesper Blaabjerg Holm

    Maybe we are no denying the add free version but we live in countries where we are not allowed to use Amazon Appstore?

    • Anonymous

      can’t argue with that logic

  • Anonymous

    My thought is that Rovio saw way lower download numbers than they’re accustomed to. I installed the Amazon App Store, and uninstalled within 2 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    My thought is that Rovio saw way lower download numbers than they’re accustomed to. I installed the Amazon App Store, and uninstalled within 2 minutes.

  • Ben

    I think the only problem I have with the Amazon store is the ungodly amount of time it takes to download something. Like, with 3G full bars, it took over a half hour to download the free version of Seasons today.

    But, heck, if I can play a game that won’t freeze after one ad pops up, I’d wait a hour for it.

    • Anonymous

      i downloaded AB rio when it was first free, and it downloaded faster from the appstore than it did from the marketplace…with 1 bar of 3G

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, WiFi doesn’t help either. I can live with that because I think the real benefit is Amazon is competing with Google Market and we get to grab some free apps!

  • Dnf67

    I deleted the Amazon Market. It was a mild pain to load…but then insisted on 1-Click shopping. FAIL

  • http://twitter.com/drnoir Carlos Medina

    Bear in mind, the app store’s not functioning globally yet. I’m in Mexico and I’m SOOL cause the amazon store won’t even let me download the free items or purchase anything for that matter.

    So yeah, I’ll take the adds with my game, thank you very much.

  • Stephen D

    Finally. It wouldn’t open for me after I wiped and switched roms. I re-installed it multiple times. Market is way better, and I can play it without needing the Amazon market.

    • Juon

      simple answer: you cannot download the apps outside US

      • Stephen D

        I’m in the US…

  • Anonymous

    What’s with all the hate towards this Amazon Appstore? I don’t get it. It’s great! I’ve been getting all these awesome free apps! Swiftkey has changed the way I text. Love it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      people like to be stupid and hate things for no reason.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. While it’s “DRM” leaves a bit to be desired, I find not only its UI far more pleasing than the standard Market but as you indicated the sheer number of promotions they have been running since its rollout, and now with their fantastic music cloud, I don’t see the reason to keep dousing Amazon with Haterade.

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike

    Quick!!! To the Amazon App for the Ad-free version for free!

    I can’t argue with free

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

    • Anonymous

      Took a break from it for a few months, it was fun again. It’s a time waster, if you play it all the time it definitely gets boring.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettWcislo Brett Wcislo

    I’m over the Angry Birds. It was fun while it lasted, they’ve jumped the shark.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

  • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

    I love to make points, and im waiting for it to come to the Official Android Market. Of course thats the beauty of Android, other people could choose not to wait and get it from another source.

    • Anonymous

      what’s the point you’re making? that you prefer games w/ ads vs. ad-free? ;-)

      • http://twitter.com/apdcgt greentea

        I know that Android is open and its all about choices. Which is why I choose to support the official Android Market. Amazon did a great thing with their app store and their large payment to Rovio to give them exclusivity and take off the ads to Angry Birds Rio. If people want it they can get it, but it isnt that simple. You have to download something, download the game, and keep the store installed to play the games. Whereas the Market comes on all major android phones and is known to most people. The ads really dont bother me to be honest and sometimes perk my interest. If you want to get it from Amazon thats fine, I respect that. Then let me also choose to get it from the Android Market, no exclusivity bullcrap.