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Free Amazon app of the day, June 21

PopCap and Amazon release the final installment of their three exclusive games for Android.

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Peggle is the last of three PopCap exclusives in Amazon's Appstore and is a Wi-Fi-only download. Amazon

You bought it from the games marketplace on the Xbox 360. You've played the demos and flash versions of it on the PC. Now, you can it get for free on your Android smartphone or tablet. The last of three PopCap exclusives to be released in Amazon's Appstore for Android is none other than Peggle, and it's the free app of the day.

A couple of things before downloading: As with all three PopCap exclusives, Peggle is a Wi-Fi-only download and the file size is approximately 75MB. Once installed, just move it over to your phone's SD card, and the internal file size gets considerably smaller (just mere kilobytes).

Some of what you can look forward to are: 55 standard levels and 75 grand master challenges; Adventure, Quick Play, Challenge, and Duel modes; the ability to replay your memorable moments; and new tricks, like Off the Wall, Double Long Shot, and Extreme Slides, earn you more bonus points.

Suffice it to say that it will work on the majority of Android phones to date. The app is supposedly not optimized for tablets--pixelation may occur--but if you have one, try anyway. It's free!

If you find yourself having a problem with downloading the game directly through your smartphone or tablet, here is a workaround:

  1. Go to Amazon's site and log in to your account.
  2. Hover to Amazon for Android tab on the sidebar to the left. Click Apps. Click on the image of the app of the day (which takes you to the page) and on the right side you'll see a Get now with one-click button.
  3. It may warn that you're buying an app that may be incompatible with your device. Just click OK (and buy).
  4. It'll start to download in your account on the PC. Once it's done downloading, you can then install through the Amazon Appstore on your phone.

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In Amazon's Appstore for Android, you can download the full, ad-free version of Peggle. It's free on launch day, then will go back to the standard retail price ($2.99) after the one-day promotion expires. Peggle will remain an Amazon exclusive for only two weeks, then becomes available everywhere else.

Peggle will be Amazon's free app of the day until 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT.