SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) -- The world's most popular cranky avians are about to land in your Web browser.
On the second day of Google's I/O developers conference in San Francisco, Google and Rovio Mobile announced that the wildly popular smartphone and tablet game Angry Birds will be available on the Web via Google's Chrome browser.
"We've wanted to bring Angry Birds to the Web for a long time," said Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio's chief marketing officer. "The reason we've been so angry is we haven't been able to do it until now. We think Chrome is great environment for Angry Birds."
Vesterbacka said Angry Birds chose Chrome as its first Web partner because Google's browser has the right combination of modern browser features, including hardware acceleration, HTML 5, in-app payments and a Web store through which the game can be downloaded.
Angry Birds went live in the Chrome Web store Wednesday, with special levels only available in the Chrome version of the game. The current beta version of the game is free, without the ads found in its Android mobile version. That may change as the app develops.
The game takes advantage of both the computer's central processing unit as well as its graphics processor to allow for the graphics-intensive interface that Angry Birds features. The game also incorporates Chrome's ability to store data locally on a computer, so Angry Birds can be played when the computer is not connected to the Internet.
You can install the Angry Birds for Chrome which has new web-excluseve Chrome-inspired levels at the chrome web store for free. Note: Latest version of Chrome is needed to install this app.
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