Astraware Sudoku for Android gets major update with improved performance and new features.

Staffordshire, UK – April 21, 2011 – Astraware® is pleased to announce a major update for its award-winning Astraware Sudoku game for Android smartphones and tablets.

The game has been completely rebuilt using Android’s NDK (native development kit) which gives the game greatly improved performance across a range of phones, and has enabled the inclusion of new game features. Astraware Sudoku now includes a puzzle generator which can create billions of different true Sudoku puzzles; a real-time animated background that gently changes color to suit the time of day; and a choice of different number styles, so players can customize the look of their game.

Astraware Sudoku includes all the features that avid Sudoku players need – a puzzle generator which creates billions of puzzles at multiple difficulty levels; a puzzle solver which can help with puzzles input from newspapers and books; various types of assistance to help players learn and improve their game including manual or automatic pencilmarks, hold-and-highlight and smart hints; and the Sudoku of the Day daily puzzle challenge where players can download each day’s puzzle at their chosen difficulty level and once completed, compare their time with other players worldwide. Players who are proud of their best times, now also have the option to post them to Facebook.

This new update requires Android OS 1.6 or later and supports devices with 320×480, 480×800, and 480×854 screen resolutions. In addition, support for full-screen play on the Samsung Galaxy Tab (600×1024) has been included.

Astraware Sudoku is available from Android Market at the special re-launch price of $1.99 for a limited time. For more information and screenshots, click here.