So, it's
real


after all,
huh


? Android
fragmentation


is making its way into the news again, and this time it counts. Rovio, developer of a little-known title called "
Angry Birds


," has just penned a new blog post detailing the night terrors that have come with coding a single program to work on a cornucopia of platforms. In the weeks since Angry Birds was released to Android users everywhere, the company has been inundated with performance complaints, mostly from users with older / underpowered Android devices or phones using Android 1.6 or earlier. A laundry list of smartphones have now been added to the "unsupported" list (shown in full after the break), but thankfully for you, a "lightweight" version of the game is in the works. According to Rovio, that build won't reduce the amount of levels (or amount of fun / frustration, for that matter), but will instead be optimized for dawdling processors and Android versions that have been helplessly malformed by carriers. Nice going,
guys


.

[Thanks, Justin]
Rovio feels the burn of Android fragmentation, plans 'light' version of Angry Birds


originally appeared on
Engadget


on Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:59:00 EST. Please see our
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