Zynga Pulls Honeycomb Support for Words With Friends

Way back in early February, Zynga gave us a glimpse at one of the apps/games to feature Honeycomb support in the much anticipated Words With Friends.  The developers were all too excited to show us just how cool fragments would work in Android, and we were all too excited about the Scrabble-like game.  Cut to a several months and countless updates later.  Honeycomb devices like the Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1 have been forced to run the standard, albeit buggy version of Words With Friends.  Four months after its initial unveiling these users are still waiting on the tablet friendly version.  And now things have taken another turn.  

Try to search for Words With Friends in the Android Market from your Honeycomb tablet and see what you get for results.  Well, you get a few goofy returns but nothing from Zynga.  The developers have recently made a change to the game to where only 2.1 – 2.3.3 devices can install the app.  What gives?

Our hope here is that Zynga is putting the final touches on the HC version and that it will be arriving any day.  It could also be that that they received so many complaints from tablet users that they simply scrapped support altogether.  Or maybe just for now.

An Android Police reader recently reached out to the developers to ask about tablet support and received the following email reply.

Thank you for contacting Zynga With Friends Customer Support!

Currently, Words With Friends and Chess With Friends are only supported on Apple

Someone tell the guy behind Zynga’s emails that they do, in fact, have an app in the Android Market.  It just doesn’t work for tablets.



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  1. nportelli
    June 29, 16:40 Reply

    Not surprising since it has so many bugs on the phone version.  Always has.

  2. Anonymous
    June 29, 16:43 Reply

    Have you attempted to play the version they released for Android? It’s buggy… really buggy. I played with it for about a month before a last uninstall. I had to re-install it 15 times during that period and lost several games because I never got notified it was my turn. Complete junk.

  3. Michael Sokalski
    June 29, 17:18 Reply

    Speaking of iPhone games turned into buggy-as-hell Android games, what’s up with Cut The Rope? Loading times for that game are ridiculous, and half the time it seems like the screen stops responding to my touch input.

  4. Friedgoldmole
    June 29, 21:14 Reply

    It says in the description for words with friends on the android market that the honeycomb version is coming soon.
    My guess is they have filtered the current version so it only shows up on devices it is formatted for I.e. phones.

  5. Silviaterry1331
    October 14, 16:28 Reply

    How can I get farmville to work on my Toshiba thrive android tablet please help

  6. Word
    February 21, 21:48 Reply

    Its very interesting game..I love this game specially its my way of spending time with my family..I have always used the Anagrammer with great results.

  7. Word
    February 29, 21:25 Reply

    I LOOOOVE this game, it is easily my favorite iPhone game. I also am a Huge fan of Hangin’ with Friends, another extremely addictive games. I also use the ANAGRAMMER to give me more hints..

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