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Official Scrabble Makes it Over to Android Market at Long Last



Android users have had to make due with non-official solutions like Words with Friends in the past while iOS users have long enjoyed the official Scrabble for some time now, but now Electronic Arts is releasing Scrabble as a free download on Android Market. As Scrabble is a free title, you’ll have to face ads.

Ads are displayed in two ways–after every turn, and also as a banner ad on the bottom of the screen.

Performance, for a simple word game, seems a bit questionable as the game does slow down and hiccup sometimes. There was some lag between animations, especially when trying to dismiss the ads after every turn. Even with the HTC EVO 3D’s dual-core Snapdragon CPU, there was lag. If it was a graphics-intensive game, I wouldn’t be complaining, but as this is a simple word game, it seems that performance could have been more optimized. Perhaps the lag can also be attributed to the variety of hardware that EA has to build Scrabble for on the Android platform, where the problem can be attributed to Android fragmentation.

Other than that, Scrabble plays as expected, and you can play opponents on Android or iOS.



  1. JM

    07/12/2011 at 5:54 pm

    The only problem with the Scrabble version compared to WordFeud or Words with Friends is the file size.  It’s 18mb, compared to 3mb on either of the other versions!

  2. Stephen J. Lonison

    07/12/2011 at 7:01 pm

    I am on a droid pro. Can anyone update me as to how to login? Or connect to facebook? or any of those options?

    I just want to play with my girlfriend? Also, is there a paid for version for android yet?

  3. Kelly Valenzuela

    07/21/2011 at 8:02 pm

    I can’t get past the darn “Enter Username” screen!  I’ve tried about a billion different names using letters (in all caps, all lowercase and combinations of both), using number, no numbers, etc.  It won’t take anything. ???

  4. Khrissy315

    07/30/2011 at 9:40 pm

    I also can’t get past login screen.  It asks for your email address, which I typed in, but the “Continue” button is shaded out so you can’t click on it.  I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and it does the same thing every time. 

  5. Anonymous

    09/07/2011 at 5:32 am

    “make do” – geez

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