Words with Friends headed to an Android device near you (Thanks, Zynga!)

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words with friends headed to an andrioidWhen FarmVille-maker Zynga bought NewToy, the creator of the Scrabble-like game Words with Friends last year -- it seemed like quite a coup. Not only had one of the biggest social gaming companies bought one of the coolest (IMHO) mobile games, but it also gave social gamers hope that other Zynga games on Facebook would soon be getting better mobile counterparts.

While we have yet to see Zynga Facebook gaming hits like FrontierVille roll out on mobile, word junkies will be happy to learn that Words with Friends will be headed to Android phones and tablets later this month. The game will also work across platforms, so you will be able to play the game with friends who have the game on iPhones (or other iOS devices) and vice versa.

Zynga says it plans to offer a premium version of the game (i.e. meaning you that will be ad-free later on this year. As for more Zynga games going mobile, we'll just have to wait and see.


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