Angry Birds Rio arrives on Android Market

UK Android Rio blackout ends with ad-based version

Its name is Rio and it's on the Android Market.

Android toting Brits can finally get their hands on Angry Birds Rio after a free, ad-funded version of the game arrived on the Android Market.

British bird chuckers had been left in the dark as the yet-to-be-launched-in-the-UK Amazon Appstore winning an exclusive release of the latest iteration of Rovio's hit franchise.

For the past week or so iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners have been lording it up around the nation with this movie tie-in game, but now Android owners can finally get their fix on the Android Market.

Rovio aren't charging a fee for this game, so you will be lumbered with those cumbersome advertisements blocking your view of those high-riding chortling pigs, but it's a small price to pay to finally get the title many are calling the best Angry Birds yet.

There's still no news on when the Amazon Appstore will launch in the UK so we're likely to face a similar wait or blackout everytime the e-retailer nabs an app exclusive.

Link: Android Market