Google, showcasing just how far it’s Chrome browser has come, has released a version of Rovio’s insanely popular and horribly addictive Angry Birds. According to Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Chrome, â€œChrome’s graphics rendering speed is more than ten times faster than it was just a few years ago. It wouldn’t have been possible to render Angry Birds in a web browser a year ago.â€
You can play it in Chrome right now after installing it from the Chrome Web Store, or if you’re afraid of installing apps or just happen to be using a browser that isn’t called Chrome, you can head on over toÂ chrome.angrybirds.com. I’ve tried it with Firefox and it works just fine (albeit a little slower than it does in Chrome). I’ve not had the gumption to try it with Internet Explorer because..well..it’s Internet Explorer.
It’s a great way of introducing the game (which is available on just about every current platform already) to those who’ve managed to avoid it thus far. As a word of precaution, playing Angry Birds in your browser is a sure-fire way of killing your productivity and possibly getting you fired, something for which I will not be held liable. Even though I prefer Cut the Rope, I’ve found it terribly difficult to drag myself away from Angry Birds for long enough to write this post. You have been warned.
Last Updated: May 12, 2011