No matter what major operating system your smartphone has, Rovio has something in store for you. Angry Birds Friends has just been launched for iOS and Android, while the Windows Phone version of the basic game got 100 new levels.
The difference between the older Rovio games featuring the furious feathered creatures and Angry Birds Friends is that the latter is Facebook-connected. In other words, this means that the game is also available as a Facebook app (that you can play here), and no matter where people play the game, their status will be updated across their devices. They could start playing a level on an iPhone, continue on an Android tablet and later play it on a desktop PC, right in the web browser.
Much like SongPop, Angry Birds Friends makes use of coins and power-ups. The coins can be earned by playing in tournaments or by claiming the daily reward. In turn, these coins can be used for buying power-ups and avatars. In case the free coins that are offered daily do not suffice, people can always buy some, but they shouldn’t expect getting them cheap.
You can watch the following video to get an idea about how Angry Birds Friends looks like before installing it on the iOS or Android device. In case you want it, the game can be downloaded for free either from the App Store or from Google Play Store. According to the developer, Angry Birds Friends works on all iPads, iPhone 3GS or later, and iPod Touch 3rd generation or later. On the other hand, the game should work just fine on any device running Android 2.2 or later.
In other news, the Windows Phone 8 version of Angry Birds got 100 new levels. However, these have been integrated into a re-release of the original Angry Games. In order to play it, you will have to uninstall any old version of Angry Birds you might have and install the new one from the Windows Phone App Store. The good news is that the full version of the game, including more than 300 levels of aviary goodness, is free until May 15.
Rovio also announced that its Windows Phone version is now compatible with devices that have as low as 256MB of RAM. This should make a lot of people happy, as not everyone can afford expensive smartphones, regardless of the operating system that they’re running.