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Is that because Zynga just ported what they could instead of re-writing, inefficient SDK or just bad programming, we have no idea but it doesn’t seem like something many want to spend $2.99 on for now.

If you want to give it a go, you can pick it up here in the Store.

Words with Friends, the social word game that rose to stardom when it first debuted in 2009, gets a major update.

It's so major, in fact, that the update gets its own standalone app: New Words with Friends.

To celebrate five years of yellow-tiled word play by millions of users around the globe, Zynga's New Words with Friends incorporates a host of whole new features most frequently requested by the die-hard fans of Words with Friends, plus a simplified and more modern design befitting a mobile app in 2014.

The game board remains pretty much the same, as Zynga's general manager for Words with Friends Vaibhav Sahgal says the company doesn't want to alienate long-time users.

According to the change log, this update fixes “Stability and crashes” in addition to “performance and load times”.

Indeed, the app does feel a little smoother to us but looking at the reviews, users are still having some crashing issues.

They like seeing how they're progressing in the game and how they're getting better." To help players become even better at their game, Zynga included a new in-app dictionary powered by Dictionary.com, which allows players to check the definition and pronunciation of 170,000 words.