TC Droidcast Episode 21: Is Flappy Bird Really Gone And Are Contextual Launchers Useful?

The bird is the word this week on the TechCrunch Droidcast: That pixelated fowl from Flappy Bird has wormed its way into everyone’s hearts. We discuss the game, and the strange circumstances surrounding its creation and apparent demise. Also, we debate the usefulness and potential of Mozilla’s new Android launcher.

This week is also the 7th Annual Crunchies, our annual awards gala to celebrate startups in Silicon Valley, so next week we’ll likely have updates from that event, where there doubtless will be some tangential Android news on display.

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Intro music by Kris Keyser

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