Flappy Bird maker says game over

The unfathomably popular game has been deleted from app stores, but clone apps are ready to fill the void. Also, Samsung pushes a new model of the Galaxy S4 just before it's expected to reveal the S5 later this month.

CNET Update is much news, such wow:

Play

In this episode of Update, learn about the odd fate of Flappy Bird, as the owner deleted the popular app because he couldn't take the attention. Regardless of the suspicious reasoning, plenty of clone apps are available to take its place, including Flappy Pig, Flappy Fish, and my favorite, FlappyDoge. Some folks are trying to profit off the Flappy Bird hype by selling their used phones on eBay with Flappy Bird installed.

In non-Flappy news, keep your eye on Samsung. It just announced a Black Edition of the Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini to be sold to select markets. But serious Galaxy fans should wait two weeks when the company is expected to unveil the Galaxy S5.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what's ahead. Subscribe to the podcast via the links below.

Subscribe:

iTunes (HD)iTunes (SD)iTunes (HQ)

RSS (HD)RSS (SD)RSS (HQ)



 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments