HTC Wildfire owners are reporting problems with Angry Birds, after games maker Rovio issued an update that brought the game to the handset and other lower-end Android phones with QVGA screens for the first time ever.
Fan forums and Twitter indicate that issues experienced by owners of the handsets include slow start up and crashes when the app is launched. One user reports that the in-game soundtrack is working but that there is no picture, which may be the same 'black screen' problem other Android mobiles have experienced with the game.
Addressing fans via its Twitter feed, Rovio cautiously acknowledged the problems, which it is claimed are only affecting some Wildfire phones.
The company Tweeted: “We are getting messages of it both working and not working on the Wildfire, we'll investigate.”
Hours before pushing out the update for Android phones yesterday, Rovio blamed delays to its release on issues getting it to work with QVGA screens.
While we wouldn’t want to rub it in for Wildfire owners, they really are missing out on a treat. Not least because the update brings a further 45 levels to play through, including a new landmark episode dubbed The Big Setup set in a construction year.
In other Angry Birds news, Rovio has pledged it will be bringing an update to the Palm Pre and other WebOS devices ‘soon’. It’s not yet clear whether this will be the forthcoming Christmas edition of the title or a standard add-on with more levels.