Angry Birds Rio downloaded 10 million times in 10 days

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 15:27 by Tech Correspondent

Angry Birds Rio, that debuted on the Amazon App Store, has been downloaded a million times for each day it has been out.

The Rovio game has been released in conjunction with the 20th Century Fox movie Rio and has 60 levels presently (new achievements galore and boss fight in the end), with plans for later updates. You need to free your fellow birds in the first 30 levels, after which it is business as usual. The movie hits the theaters in the United States on April 15.

The popular game was available for free on Amazon App Store the day it debuted. It is available as a free app for Android phones on the Android App Market and it costs $0.99 for iPhone and iPod Touch at the Apple App Store. An HD version is available for the iPad at a price of $2.99. Related: Thinner, faster iPad 2

Do keep in mind that the free version on Android App Market is ad-supported and an ad-free version is retailing at Amazon App Store at a price of $0.99. Suggested read: Play music from anywhere with Amazon Cloud Player

Photo: Angry Birds Rio

Rovio is also giving away free Rio wallpapers for the iPhone and iPad. Meanwhile, the game developer has let Angry Birds fans know via Twitter that the Angry Birds Seasons will get an update for Easter on April 24. RelatedHow to buy and download paid Android apps in India

Android phones are becoming increasingly popular, and with them Android apps are also witnessing great fan following. Little wonder that many developers are coming up with new apps and marketplaces for Android OS. Also seeCheap and best Android phones in India

Pune-based Webonise Lab has revealed its plans to launch an India-centric Android app store called AppBazar this month. Webonise Lab will focus on India-specific Android apps, with some apps featuring vernacular/regional languages too.

AppBazar will feature apps like Indian game suite, religious applications like Aarti Sangrah, Indian Panchang and an array of apps catering to the Indian palate. More info: India-centric Android AppBazar coming soon

Android being an open-source platform, many third-party developers plant their apps in Android App Market without any scrutinizing. As such, Android is highly vulnerable to the risk of malware and viruses.

Malicious apps often trick users and prompt them to give personal information and as a result the trojan or malware gets permission to do something to the user’s phone. As a precautionary measure, Android users should stick to well-known and well-rated applications on the Android marketplace.

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