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Angry Birds Rio Updated in Android Market, Beach Volley Levels Included

Nothing says it’s Almost Summer like Angry Birds Rio being updated with the Volley Ball levels. Back on the 6th it was teased for us and then released to Amazon exclusively, but now you can grab it from the Android Market for free (ad-supported of course). No more exclusive.

What’s everyone’s current thoughts on having applications like this split between the two markets? In the end, does it really affect how we get our products? There shouldn’t be anything wrong with a little healthy competition as long as the developers don’t mind and they keep developing and updating apps.  Don’t we the users continue to win?  

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Cheers kaufkin and Josh!

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  • http://twitter.com/tmglmoat Matt Angiulo

     I am not a fan of the Amazon App Store except for the free app a day.  I don’t like it because the Amazon App Store does not update their apps when the developer submits a new one. I emailed them to ask why I have had some apps that have not been updated for over 3 weeks and this is their responce:

    “To provide you with the best possible Appstore experience we test all apps and updates submitted to us prior to making them available in our store to verify that each app works as outlined in the product description, does not impair the functionality of the mobile device, and does not put your data at risk once installed.

    Updates for your apps will automatically be made available in this section of the Appstore once the developer submits the app, and it’s approved by our Review Team.
    Our goal is for Amazon Appstore customers to have a great experience with every app they buy from the Appstore. As a result, updates may not be available as quickly as other marketplaces, but you can feel safe knowing that each app has been tested to act as advertised.” 

    What are your thoughts? It seems like we have a free market (Android) and regulated market (Amazon).

    • Beka

      I get what you mean about the updates, it can be frustrating.  BUT… when I read Amazon’s response to you, I think I’d rather have one complete update every once in awhile, then an update with a minor change almost daily.  I know this has more to do with how the devs are releasing their updates… but I have to admit, it gets a little old when “XYZ” app is constantly making me update.  I will sometimes skip an update and wait for a more comprehensive one.  In the Amazon market, I think you should be allowed to make the determination of whether or not you want to update.

      I’m thinking these are two different topics tho, so before everyone jumps on me for that, I understand I’m comparing oranges and… other round fruit.

      I do like the Free Daily App… some days they’re just “meh”… and I don’t care.  If they have a free game, I’ll download it, give it a shot.  I uninstall a lot of them, but I like the ability to try them out for free.  It helps take out the sting from the Android Market reducing the return policy on paid apps.  I’ve gotten some great paid apps that I use daily… SwiftKey, Soundhound, Business Calendar, WeatherBug Elite, Fancy widget Pro, Gentle Alarm… and others that I don’t use everyday, but are nice to have available.

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  • Davros

    I think the competition is good for us users but I hate getting update prompts from Amazon for apps I got from the market. Then when I try to update them I get a “sorry, shoulda got it from us” pop up. 

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E6UNKOLSRDXXGIP77NMPHSALO4 Jaciel

     That’s capitalism for you! The consumers always win from competition! :)

  • Sta

    Is it a running joke on this website to constantly report on all things angry birds, sheesh who cares

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  • Granted

    Yes, and no one else thinks this is a worthy article to post either. See I just said what everyone, for some insanely unknown reason, won’t say. In fear of the the lemmings saying some mean e-retort! It’s pathetic, people always go, you know I don’t wanna sound mean or offend you KY-Lubex, but I don’t think this is news or something we all know already. The dumb bastard works for you, he wouldn’t have a website without all of you! Well he would, and would write posts to himself and then comment in them. But that’s besides the point! When are you people going to demand to have back what made this site good? So scared of offending an anonymous douche named Kleenex! Ridiculous! Or afraid his little mindless robots might post a reply and tell you how stupid you are for not living off of every word an endless commercial spits at your senses. Do you take orders and revere the Snuggy commercial? Well I know the dumbassess that say yes do, but besides them, I’m just Si surprised at how many of you are afraid to demand the right to not have this marketing shit posted every single day. Man I remember when there were intelligent friendly people on here, who could think for themselves, and gave Kleenex the shit he deserves for being so lame and posting just utter crap non stop.

    But it’s easier to follow the crowd and argue about why your favorite phone is better, and how your unlocked bootloader is bigger and gets more chicks than that other guy you’re arguing with.

    Now! On with the automaton’s remarks!

  • Granted

    Yes, and no one else thinks this is a worthy article to post either. See I just said what everyone, for some insanely unknown reason, won’t say. In fear of the the lemmings saying some mean e-retort! It’s pathetic, people always go, you know I don’t wanna sound mean or offend you KY-Lubex, but I don’t think this is news or something we all know already. The dumb bastard works for you, he wouldn’t have a website without all of you! Well he would, and would write posts to himself and then comment in them. But that’s besides the point! When are you people going to demand to have back what made this site good? So scared of offending an anonymous douche named Kleenex! Ridiculous! Or afraid his little mindless robots might post a reply and tell you how stupid you are for not living off of every word an endless commercial spits at your senses. Do you take orders and revere the Snuggy commercial? Well I know the dumbassess that say yes do, but besides them, I’m just Si surprised at how many of you are afraid to demand the right to not have this marketing shit posted every single day. Man I remember when there were intelligent friendly people on here, who could think for themselves, and gave Kleenex the shit he deserves for being so lame and posting just utter crap non stop.

    But it’s easier to follow the crowd and argue about why your favorite phone is better, and how your unlocked bootloader is bigger and gets more chicks than that other guy you’re arguing with.

    Now! On with the automaton’s remarks!

  • Granted

    Yes, and no one else thinks this is a worthy article to post either. See I just said what everyone, for some insanely unknown reason, won’t say. In fear of the the lemmings saying some mean e-retort! It’s pathetic, people always go, you know I don’t wanna sound mean or offend you KY-Lubex, but I don’t think this is news or something we all know already. The dumb bastard works for you, he wouldn’t have a website without all of you! Well he would, and would write posts to himself and then comment in them. But that’s besides the point! When are you people going to demand to have back what made this site good? So scared of offending an anonymous douche named Kleenex! Ridiculous! Or afraid his little mindless robots might post a reply and tell you how stupid you are for not living off of every word an endless commercial spits at your senses. Do you take orders and revere the Snuggy commercial? Well I know the dumbassess that say yes do, but besides them, I’m just Si surprised at how many of you are afraid to demand the right to not have this marketing shit posted every single day. Man I remember when there were intelligent friendly people on here, who could think for themselves, and gave Kleenex the shit he deserves for being so lame and posting just utter crap non stop.

    But it’s easier to follow the crowd and argue about why your favorite phone is better, and how your unlocked bootloader is bigger and gets more chicks than that other guy you’re arguing with.

    Now! On with the automaton’s remarks!

    • Anonymous

      Dear “Granted,”

      As a long-time fan of this site, I cordially invite you to STFU. Certainly, this site has grown and so have the number of stories per day. One thing has remained unchanged though; no one is forcing you to read it. In fact, I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I would actually appreciate if you and your ilk found another destination for your pointless ramblings. Dr. Droid and his crew have always posted what they find interesting, and I’m quite sure it will remain that way. If they make a few bucks along the way (and I hope they do), more power to them. You might want to visit http://goo.gl/9cUAi and try your hand at the game. Regardless, I repeat my invitation to you to STFU.

      Sincerely,
      An Unapologetic Droid-Life Fanboy

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  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    Dude, do people REALLY still care about Angry Birds???  I mean, I’m not suggesting that this article shouldn’t be here — it’s newsworthy and all — I’m just SO over that friggin game.  

    Can someone who still LOVES playing it help me with what I’m missing?  Sheesh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      I totally agree. Angry Birds is lame now.

      • Anonymous

         YOUR lame NOW

    • Davros

       For me it’s like people who have to collect every thing in a set. I must see this game through to the end. I guess it’s my own little personal OCD :) Some of us are Zelda types while others are more Pac Man i guess.

      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

        Fair enough.  I guess I’m the zelda type. :) 

    • Raven

      Since I have already beat all of the Beach Volley levels with 3 stars and found all of the Melons I don’t really care about this news anymore, but please let me know when the next set of levels is available!

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    • Granted

      You do draw, a really good point there.

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  • Aubreyvt

    I like the Amazon market. The only concern I have is how long it takes to get the updates to roll out. Some of the apps I have bought from there have been updated 2 or 3 times on the Android Market.

  • Thome

    I’m still not able to update mine from the Amazon store. I refresh “My Apps” and still no updates come up for it, the only app I have downloaded through the Amazon store. It does show the app there but not under updates and just gives me the option to “open” it through the store.  

    • tjhrulz

      Uninstall and reinstall would be my best guess, you may lose levels though 

  • Ace87

    I would never buy an app from the amazon market, but I’m ok with the free app of the day. On another note, I’m more hesitant to buy apps now since I know eventually they will be the free app of the day. From my perspective this definitely hurts the developers. 

  • Ben

    I don’t see how anyone with access to the Amazon Market and who got it from the Marketplace would EVER want to go back to get it from the Android one.

    Hopefully they’ll one day release the original in the Amazon one for free. I hate the ads SOOO very much…especially when they pop up in your game, and you can’t see the certain areas of the level….

  • Ben

    I don’t see how anyone with access to the Amazon Market and who got it from the Marketplace would EVER want to go back to get it from the Android one.

    Hopefully they’ll one day release the original in the Amazon one for free. I hate the ads SOOO very much…especially when they pop up in your game, and you can’t see the certain areas of the level….