When looking through my collection of random Android APK’s i have gathered over the years i found i had the Beta 1 and Beta 2 releases of Angry Birds Lite. This was more of a preview version of Angry Birds, allowing for the first 15 levels to be played.
Angry Birds Lite Beta 1 was released on the 3rd September 2010, Beta 2 was released shortly after on 17th September 2010. There is little difference between the two builds from what i remember, as the beta 1 does not work on my Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 or my HTC Desire running Android 2.3.7 i’m unable to test it.
However Angry Birds Lite Beta 2 which is a whole 0.03mb larger than Beta 1 does work fine on both devices. Beta 2 requires Network communication and System tools permissions, where as beta 1 only required system tools.
When Angry Birds Lite Beta 2 loads up you can see the title screen which states its a beta:
The beta will allow you to play the first 15 levels of the game:
The credits screen shows the version as v1.3.5 beta 2:
Finally you can play the first 15 levels of the game as normal, just with a beta tag in the bottom right of the screen:
There you have it, a little bit of Angry Birds history, the first releases of Angry Birds on Android.
Download Angry Birds Lite Beta 1 & 2:
If you want to download the APK’s then feel free, i see no problem with uploading them to my blog as the Angry Birds Lite betas were always free on the Android market.