Angry Birds lands on Android, X10 Compatible

It’s been known for a while now that the popular iPhone game, Angry Birds, would be heading to the Android platform. While the game isn’t a final version, the Beta of Angry Birds has now been released onto the Android Market. It isn’t really clear what version of Android you’ll need and many feared Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 wouldn’t be compatible with the game, due to the outdated version of Android. Thankfully this isn’t the case though.

The beta has been released on the Android Market, however not everyone is able to find it. This is the case for several phone models and Android versions. If you can’t find Angry Birds on the Market, don’t worry as XDA-Developers have posted the APK for download. You will need the option to install from third parties enabled, which unfortunately I believe is disabled on the AT&T branded models. If you are able to install third party apps and the game isn’t available on the Market, you can download Angry Birds Lite Beta here. If downloading from your phone, you should be able to launch the App installer from the downloads page, or if you’re transferring the file to your phone, you’ll need a file manager to browse to the APK file.

I personally used Astro to install the game, which is free to download. I then browsed to the location of the APK and installed the file with the Package installer. Once installed you can launch the game. Some users have reported Force Close notices, if that happens, you may need to try the game 3-4 times. If it still doesn’t work, others have recommended turning the phone off and back on again and trying again. You can report this bug and any others you find directly from the game itself. You can also sign up to Rovio, who will notify you when the full game is available. Below is my video of installing Angry Birds and a quick demo of the game on the X10.


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  • twin_takuma

    angry birds beta crashes each time on the x10 mini pro.
    tried opening many times and turning off phone but still crashes.
    help please.

    • admin

      Hey, is it the first Beta you have of the game, or Beta 2? You can download Beta 2 of Angry Birds here:

      • twin_takuma

        I downloaded the angry birds from the link, and copied to phone.
        but I can’t install it since it doesn’t have the apk file.
        More help Please! :(

        • admin

          Showing as an APK file for me, just downloaded and installed it. Did you download it from the Market before? Is the ability to install third party apps enabled?

          • twin_takuma

            Is it better to directly download the file from the phone?? since i’ve been doing it on the computer then transfering it onto the micro SD card.
            When i download it from the PC, it show up as a ZIP file.

          • admin

            I personally downloaded it straight onto the phone, as it’s easier for me and installed it directly from the downloads list (or you can use Astro). I’ve just downloaded it on the computer as well though and is showing as an APK. The only thing I can think it might be, why it’s showing as a zip, is maybe your zip program (I use winrar), has APK’s associated with it, so it’s showing the zip file icon. I also have my options set to show file extensions, so even if WinRar was associated with APK files, it would still show the .apk on the end. Otherwise, it would look like a zip file. If you can, yeah, download it directly with the phone and install :).

          • Alpachino831

            give me your phone number

  • twin_takuma

    Ok having serious problem now.
    I have no idea how to install it. :(
    I tried downloading directly to the phone through the web, but download link didn’t work, said could not acsess file.
    When I download it to the PC, the file shows up as “com.rovio.angrybirds_lite.apk” with the zip file icon and as a “winRAR zip archive” not an APK file. When I transfer it onto the microSD card, and look through using Astro, it still shows up as a zip file, and can’t install it.
    Can you give me step by step to install this right on the phone please.
    Angry birds, BEST GAME!!

  • neptun


    does the file name ends with
    change it to just .apk

    com.rovio.angrybirds_lite.apk should be the name of the file, and then your phone will find it and be able to install it.

    • Takuma

      Yeah, I changed the file extenstion from to apk, then installed it. It still crashes and don’t work.
      The full version has the black screen problem, so i’ll wait till the fixed full version comes out.

      • admin

        So it would download onto your computer fine but, not on your phone? That’s got me stumped :s. I’ve contacted Rovio re the full version and they said it shouldnt be too long till it’s fixed to work on the X10, and hopefully that’ll work right away for you when they release it :).

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  • Franklioni

    Well I’ve just downloaded the full version on my X10 mini pro and no joy. Run the app and just get a black screen

  • admin

    Yeah that’s a problem on the full size X10 as well – but Rovio are aware of the problem and are working on fixing it. Also at the moment, QVGA screens – like the X10 Mini/Mini Pro – aren’t supported in the full version but, apparently will be in the update for the game which shouldn’t be too long. I don’t have any specific dates yet though but, I’ll keep everyone updated :).

    • Franklioni

      Thanks for taking the time to reply!

  • Niall

    Doesnt work on my xperia mini, tried opening with astro but just crashes

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    • twin_takuma

      Finally got the game. full version. Thanks so much for the help. working fine on x10 mini pro :)
      Just a little laggy though sometimes.

  • Lester Delaughter

    Acquire supplies Someone said a blog, With regards to that this doesnt disappoint me nearly this blog. Come on, man, It was my option to read, but I really thought youd have something interesting to suggest. All I hear is actually a couple of whining about something that you could fix when you werent too busy attempting to find attention.

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  • Chicute_15

    how do u install this game in X10…
    can u show me how?…

    • Anonymous

      Angry Birds is now available on the Android Market, along with Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio, just search for them in the Market :).

  • Simbaa 94

    Does Angry Birds work fine on the Xperia Neo?

    • admin

      It does yeah :). Should work on all the Xperia’s now :).