Zynga launches Words with Friends on Android; ad-free version still MIA


Earlier this month, we brought you the news that Zynga / NewToy would be bringing Words with Friends, the popular iOS Scrabble-inspired word game, to Android devices soon. Well, my friends, soon is now, as the game is now available to download on more than 50 Android devices today.

While this isn't Zynga's first foray into Android gaming (see Zynga Poker, which was released in December), this does help offer a bit of hope for future Zynga games to hit the platform in the future. What's more, fans of Words with Friends on iPhone need not fret about the ability to play cross-platform, as you can play with your friends across platforms - that is, an Android player could challenge an iPhone player to a game, and vice versa.

At this time, the only version of the game available to download is free, but ad-supported. An ad-free premium version was announced earlier this month, and is still confirmed to be in the works now, but has no official release date at this time. As someone who is familiar with the game on iPhone, however, ads were never really an issue (in my humble opinion).

We'll be sure to let you know when/if Zynga announces the launch of other games for mobile platforms, and when an ad-free Words with Friends option is available on Android, so keep checking back.

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