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If you still haven’t installed the Amazon Appstore on your Android-powered device, then today’s the day to change that and get the terrific Sonic CD free as part of the retail giant’s Free App of the Day promotion. It’s a must-have game for 16-bit platform fans, and it’ll save you $2.99.


The original Sonic the Hedgehog, which first made its debut on the Sega Genesis back in 1991, is finally available on Android, four years after coming to the iPhone. The title is largely identical to the 1991 release, but it’s been optimized for modern, touch-based devices and offers some exclusive content only available on mobile.


Google traditionally holds two keynotes during its annual Google I/O events — one for Android and the other for Chrome, its two main ecosystems. But during this month’s event, the company has just one scheduled.

The three-hour morning session will be held on Wednesday, May 15, and it has sparked speculation yet again that Google could be set to combine Android and Chrome into one platform.


Facebook is set to hold a press event later today, and it appears the whole thing’s going to be a massive kick in the teeth for Google. Not only is the social network expected to unveil its own smartphone, possibly powered by its own platform, but it’s also expected to hit Google where it really hurts — in search. Rumor has it the company will unveil its own search engine, which will rollout to users “very soon.”