We all were excited when we heard Words With Friends for Android was being released, but things certainly cooled down when all the bugs started popping up. We're not pointing the finger at Zynga, it's a huge undertaking to port about a gazillion lines of code from one platform to another, and they have kept working on it, offering up several bug fixes that addressed force close issues . These solved many a users problems, but a quick peek at the Android Market comments will tell you that more work was needed. Zynga hopes to address a lot of that, with the release of the 4.0 update of Words With Friends, which promises "Awesome new features, lots more friends, way less bugs". The 4.0 update for iOS brought Facebook integration, zooming features for use with tablets, and and updated games list, so we're assuming we'll see similar changes. Of course, the best of the news is the "way less bugs" part. It's great to see developers accept the issues, and work to get them under control. As of this writing, the version in the Android Market is still 3.41, but Zynga has contacted us to let us know that version 4.0 is available for Android. I suspect we'll be seeing it in the Market shortly. For now, the download link for the latest version is after the break.
Update: After speaking with a representative from Zynga, we'll have to ask you to ignore most of the above. The update being discussed is for iOS and we received and reported it as an Android update in error.
The good news is that we hear the developers are hard at work on the Android client, and we should be seeing an update in the future that does address many of the bugs in the current version. You can still download the latest version, and while there are some annoyances, it's a great game and one all of us here love to play.
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