Microsoft brings Solitaire Collection to Android and iOS

After living on Windows for more than 25 years, Microsoft is bringing its classic Solitaire to iOS and Android. The free Solitaire Collection is now available on both the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store, where Microsoft is hoping to add even more players to the millions that already enjoy the game on Windows and Windows Mobile.

Solitaire junkies on Android and iOS will get access to all of the game modes you'd expect, including Klondike, Spider, Freecell, Tripeaks and Pyramid. Players on both platforms can also check out daily challenges, which will reward badges and other goodies. And if you sign in with your Microsoft account, you can also earn Xbox Live achievements and sync your progress and game data with your other devices.

It's definitely interesting to see Microsoft bring such an iconic part of Windows to other mobile platforms. If you use Android or iOS, or simply know someone else who does, you can grab the Solitaire Collection on the Google Play Store and the App Store now. Of course, the game is always available on the Windows Store as well.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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