Rumors around the web had been pointing to a release of Angry Birds for Android by the end of the summer. In checking our calendars, we've realized that it's now the September, so where is our Angry Birds!? The guys over at Talk Android contacted Rovio, the game's developer, to see what's going on. Rovio's response (truncated by us):

This week, we were planning to run a closed beta test of Angry Birds Lite for Android. Due to the massive response and demand from the Android community, we have decided to make Angry Birds Lite Beta available for everybody through the Android Market this Friday.

Please note that this will be the beta version of the application which is still undergoing final testing before official release. Angry Birds Lite Beta is presented on an “as is” basis, and we cannot guarantee its functionality on every Android device.

Angry Birds Lite Beta will run on second generation Android devices and upwards.

So there you have it people. Let's hope we can get our bird on starting Friday, so our webOS and iOS pals can quit lording it over us. [via Talk Android]

There are 14 comments

icebike says:

Angry Birds is about the only thing I still use on my Iphone 3G (er, I mean iPod Touch, since I no longer uses it as a phone).

These guys charge 99 cents, and have 7 million downloads from iTunes. That buys a lot of Ferraris.

draken says:

Yea! Can't wait!

frankos72 says:

Yeah, so I can I bring my unlocked levels over from webOS? I almost finished that game over there, took me like a week to get where I am. I sure wouldn't mind being able to import my stats somehow.

r-nice says:

Doubt it. Can't wait to download this though.

beasleybiz says:

Me too great game, will be looking for it Friday

entwined82 says:

I've been seriously hooked on this on my Ipod Touch. Glad to see it coming to Android finally!

etnpnys says:

What exactly is a "second generation Android device"???

uansari1 says:

...but how much will it be for Android? Most games are $2.99 through $4.99 in the Market. I'd drop a couple bucks on this without thinking.

He123321 says:

I sent them an e-mail a while back, and there answer to my ? was soon. Good to know they kept their word lol. I cant wait for this game to come out.

It's going to look good on my Evo's screen...

Blahzee#AC says:

it will cost 99 cents.

DougB541#CB says: of the downside of android...look how much more work it seems to take getting this game over to the android market.

Oh well...take the good with the bad.

Angry Birds was one of the few things I missed about my iPhone 4. Glad its coming this way now. Nice!!!1

add309 says:

im fairly certain that it will be free... seeing as its a beta and all... look for a .99cent-4.99 official version within a month or so... this is just a guess but i cant see them charging for a "test beta"

And don't buy the rip off "angry birds" app currently in the marketplace. Its a scam