‘Words with Friends’ Heading to Android, iOS Cross-Platform Play Possible

By on December 15th, 2010 12:01 GMT

The highly-acclaimed “Words with Friends” for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is about to get ported to Google's Android mobile platform. The scrabble game developed by Newtoy was launched a year ago and has already seen more than 7 million downloads.

Following the game's success, Newtoy has been purchased by Zynga, the company behind Farmville.

Just like Farmville, “Words with Friends” requires an Internet connection, as the game links players with their friends over the network. Furthermore, gamers can start multiple games with random players in a matter of seconds.

Word with Friends” is the ultimate turned-based scrabble game, that can be played with friends invited through Facebook and Twitter or with those who are nearby.

Recently, there's been a high concentration of rumors over the release of the game on the Android platform.

According to a Phandroid tipster, the company explored the possibility of bringing the application to Android users and decided to give it a go by hiring a team to develop the Android iteration of the game.

The message in which Newtoy informs the tipster about the upcoming Android version reads as follow:

We’ve since hired a team to develop an Android version. They’re actively at work on it at the moment and are getting close to being done, so not too much longer!”

Furthermore, Androidcentral managed to get more information on the project, as the developers had something to add:

We are working on an Android version, but we're not ready to share much more beyond that. Our goal is that it will be compatible with the iOS version from day one.”

Which means that Android users will be able to play with friends who own iOS devices over a Wi-Fi or GSM network.

Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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