Angry Birds developer to remove iconic game from Google Play

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The company announced that the game will be retired for Android users on Thursday with 48 hours’ notice.

Rovio, the developer of the popular smartphone game Angry Birds, is retiring its classic app for Android users after updating it last year, with only a two-day lead time.

The company announced on Tuesday that it will be removed from the Google Play Store on Thursday “due to the game’s impact on its wider portfolio of games”.

Rovio announced that the game will remain available to iPhone users and will be renamed Red’s First Flight.

The app, which launched a massive franchise system that includes more than two dozen sequels, two film adaptations and a Netflix show, “will remain playable on devices where the game was downloaded.



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