Official Scrabble game is now available in the Android Market

The Official Scrabble game became available yesterday, but how does it measure up against Wordfeud? Notice how I did not mention Words With Friends? In my opinion, of all the scrabble games, Wordfeud sets the standard.

Scrabble was developed by Electronic Arts, which is a major developer, so it should be pretty good. The layout is nice, and there are some additional touches that are nice. I like the fact that it tells you your potential points for the word before you play it, and the “Teacher” command shows you what you could have played. Just like the scrabble games, you can play against other Android and iOS opponents.

As with many apps upon release, there are definitely some bugs that need to be worked out. At first, notifications seemed to work fine, but later last night, they stopped working so well. It also seems to have an issue updating from the server. I find a work around is to go into a previous game and then go back to the main menu. These things will probably get worked out soon, but even with these bugs, it is already better than Words With Friends.

I will spend a little more time with it and then I will post a full comparison between Scrabble and Wordfeud. I will probably throw in Words With Friends, but honestly, it doesn’t have a chance. For now, I would love to hear your opinions in the comments below.

Hit the source link for the Android Market download or hit our apps database for the QR code.

[via android market]

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Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • I’ve had Words With Friends on my phone for about 3 months now and of course there are loads of bugs and issues.

    That said, like many things in the world of technology, whether the official Scrabble app is better or worse is secondary to WWF’s user base.

    I’ve never heard of anyone on Twitter (for instance) challenging anyone to a game of WordFeud but at least oince a day I see folk making open invitions to join them on WWF. I currently have something like a dozen games on the go; I think that of those, the servers have “forgotten” two exist.

    Apathy is a strong motivating factor and while I will immediately install the official app, I wonder how long it’ll take me to find a non-random opponent?

  • Shannon

    I agree with Richard – if I want to find a friend to play with, it will be on Words with Friends. The game has gotten smoother with each update, and I look forward to a paid version to skip all the ads – that is where the most problems come for me.

  • Adam E

    And don’t forget Wordsmith! It also offers a preview of your score, has always had a shuffle option (via button or shake of the phone) and also offers chat. The 3 strikes and you’re out burns me a lot, but I’ll learn.

  • John

    It’s not available in Germany – damn you, EA!

  • P.S. to my comment above (which I left before going to the Market). The EA official ap is not currently available in the UK either